Contract notice: Coordination platform for the internationalisation of the EU business community in the Asia region The specific objectives of the contract are to set up and animate a platform with a pillar in the EU and another pillar in Asia (1) to strengthen the coordination and cooperation between those EU-financed initiatives in Asia and other EU service providers in the region, on the one hand, and the EU-based business intermediaries, on the other; (2) to bring together, as members of the platform, the EU-funded providers of business support services in Asia, thereby increasing the coherence and effectiveness of their initiatives in support of SME internationalisation in Asia and improving the SMEs~ awareness about, and access to, their services; and (3) to reinforce more generally the links between the European business community stakeholders~ initiatives in Europe and Asia-based actors that provide support to the EU companies entering the Asian markets or developing activities in those markets. The platform will operate via a virtual Web structure to be set up, maintained and animated as part of the contract; it should be based in the EU, with a functional antenna based in Asia. The contractor will (1) develop the IT tool that is at the basis of the platform and ensure its maintenance, and (2) animate the platform as reflected in the mobilisation of, as well as close and continuing interaction and cooperation among, the platform members and other stakeholders. The contractor should be third party rather than a platform member or stakeholder to avoid that competing individual priorities of individual members or stakeholders create a risk for the successful and timely attainment of the expected results.
Major organization : EUROPEAN UNION
Address : B-1000 Brussels,
Tender notice number : EuropeAid/135934/DH/SER/Multi
Notice type : Tender Notice
Open date : 2014-10-02
Tender documents : T23683792.html