Yambol Chamber of Commerce and Industry (YCCI) as an independent, non-profit, voluntary organization of the business field in the region of Yambol and it has goals and objectives to support, promote, represent and protect the economic interests of the businesses in the region -industrialists, manufacturers and retailers. YCCI has 136 regular and 960 associated members and all of them work together. YCCI is one of the biggest and one with highest capacity among the regional chambers in Bulgaria. YCCI has 7 full-time working experts and more than 30 experts working part time on contractual basis. For the 30 years of its establishment, YCCI has successfully entered in the public and social life of the region by influencing positive change and attitude among its members, partners and citizens.
YCCI is host organization of EUROPE DIRECT and EEN. EEN –network for enterprises, information and innovations. The main accent of the activities of the network is promotion and accelerated introduction of innovations among the enterprises. “EUROPE DIRECT” – its main accents are dissemination of EU information among the citizens and organization of forums, presentations, seminars and trainings.
YCCI has been working very intensely in the field of preparation, management and implementation of EU projects such as Cross-border Cooperation Bulgaria-Turkey, Programme for rural development, OP Administrative capacity, OP Human resource development, Black sea basin joint operational programme. Under those programme YCCI has successfully prepared and implemented more than 60 projects,for 23 of them, YCCI has worked as lead partner.
YCCI has its own licensed centre for vocational training with 32 professions and 37 majors. Every year, there are between 1200 people who receive diplomas for completing different training course.
As social partner, YCCI is constant and constructive participant in the public bodies of the Municipalities of the region – council for social partnership, council for social-economic development, other targeted councils in the field of development of the city and the region.
The organization works to increase the competitiveness, competence, skills and knowledge of local companies and entrepreneurs by informing them about current economic and social topics through seminars, training courses, workshops, round tables, discussion forums, etc. YCCI provides easy and quick access to competent and present day information and advice on opportunities and administrative requirements needed to start a new business and/or develop an existing one. YCCI delivers a wide variety of business support services – Financial issues, IT, Environmental ussues, Eco-energy, Public-private relations, Quality Standards and Management, Project development and management, informal training initatives, business networking, mentoring etc.
|Contact person/s||Daniela Ilcheva|
|Full address||Bulgaria, Yambol 8600, 1 Rakovski str.|
|Company web address||http://www.yccibg.com/|
Militos Consulting S.A. (19 years of operation) is a unique, dynamic and innovative 360° consultancy firm, with a strong European profile, international experience and many distinctions in the provision of integrated and ground-breaking consultancy services in a wide spectrum of fields, including Gamification and Digital Applications, Skills Empowerment, Entrepreneurship Education, Vocational Education and Training (VET), Communication, Community Building and Awareness Measures, Event Management, Social Innovation, Culture, etc.
With a track record of 60 EU-funded projects and activities, as leader or partner, Militos has sound experience in project management of large-scale and complex projects as well as in depth understanding of European policies. Militos has expertise in the conceptualisation, development and operation of new and sustainable entrepreneurship schemes, train-the-trainer methodologies, interactive e-learning tools, online immersive games and mobile applications.
Militos holds extensive experience and expertise in mobilising communities, building and activating networks, designing, managing and implementing demanding events and large-scale campaigns.
Overall, within the last 7 years, Militos has organised more than 185 multidimensional events and dissemination actions with more than 65.000 participants, having received many distinctions for the quality of its services, the innovative content, the influence, efficiency and impact of its communication activities, including 2 European awards (DG AGRI), ie. the Special Public CAP Award for the widest outreach in Europe (1st place) and the Award for Innovative Communication in the EU CAP (3rd place) for the LLP project farmsup! on the promotion of agro-entrepreneurship. Militos holds a multidisciplinary team of 10 people, a large network of external experts and more than 350 synergies worldwide.
|Contact person||Kyriakos Lingas|
|Full address||335 Acharnon str., 11145 Athens, Greece|
|T.||+30 210 6772129|
|F.||+30 210 6772116|
|Company web address||www.militos.org|
Business Support Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises – Ruse has been registered in January 1996 as a non-governmental and non-profit organization. The main purpose is to support by all available means the business in the North Central Region, especially the small and medium size enterprises from the region, and to stimulate their development, as well as to coordinate, incorporate and complement the activity of all those organizations and structures assisting the small and medium size enterprises, and to establish contacts on local, national and international level.
BSC SME enhances the contacts, orientated to normal communications between the organizations and structures, assisting the small and medium size enterprises, on local level, and also between those and similar ones from the other regions of the country and abroad. It plays important role in terms of facilitating the contacts between the small and medium size enterprises and the above-mentioned structures and organizations, concerning problem definition, information support and sign-posting, or solving in the Business centre itself problems in case they are within the Centre’s competences.
BSCSME is supporting SMEs through mentoring, search for access to funding and support for internationalization. It is hosting one of the Enterprise Europe Network points in Bulgaria. It is co-ordinating the international working group of EUSDR PA9 for Creativity and Entrepreneurship. The organisation is the initiator and the developer of the regional smart specialization strategy of North Central Region of Bulgaria and is a member of regional consultation groups and committees related to the development of the economic environment and to innovation support.
- Member of the Danube Strategy Steering Group for Priority area 8 “To Support Them Competitiveness Of Enterprises, Including Cluster Development”;
- Member of the Danube Strategy Steering Group for Priority area 9 “To Invest In People And Skills”;
- Member of Sector group “Tourism and Cultural Heritage” of the Enterprise Europe Network;
- Member of the Sector group “Creative industries” of the Enterprise Europe Network.
|Contact person/s||Mrs. Iliana Draganova and Mr. Ivaylo Hristoforov|
|Full address||Bulgaria, Ruse 7000, 14 Kresna Str.|
|T.||+359 82 82 14 72|
|F.||+359 82 82 14 72|
|Company web address||www.bsc.smebg.net|
EQA HELLAS S.A. is an Independent Certification and Inspection body specialized in the field of conformance evaluation, audit services and certification of Management Systems and products. Its primary aim is to provide high Quality accredited certification services to enterprises and organizations of both Private and Public Sector. Its mission, apart from the provision of reliable accredited certification services, is to assure customer satisfaction and expectations, giving added value to their products and services, and to boost customer competitiveness. EQA HELLAS S.A. was founded in 1999 and since then it has provided its certification services to more than 3.000 organizations in Greece and other European countries as well (such as Italy, Cyprus, Romania and Albania), in a wide range of industrial and business activities, establishing EQA HELLAS S.A. as one of the most successful and reliable Certification Bodies.
The accredited certification services offered by EQA HELLAS S.A. regard the following standards:
- Quality Management System ISO 9001
- Environmental Management System ISO 14001
- Food Quality Systems
- Food Safety Management System ISO 22000
- International Standard for Food Safety IFS
- BRC Global Standard for Food Safety
- CODEX ALIMENTARIUS
- Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems OHSAS 18001 / ELOT 1801/ISO 45001
- Road Safety Management System ISO 39001
- Communication Service Providers Management System ELOT 1435
- Production Control System EN 1090
- Principles – Guidelines of Good Practice in Medical Devices Distribution Y.A. 1348
- International Information Security Standard ISO 27001
- Energy Management System ISO 50001
The people of EQA HELLAS S.A. consists the “cornerstone” of the creative evolution and continuous improvement of the Company so far. Specifically, our Auditors, our Staff and our Partners, constitutes a team of highly educated and experienced professionals, covering a vast number of business areas. EQA HELLAS S.A. employees derive from the fields of Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer and Information Technology Science, Economists, Business Administration.
|Contact person/s||GEORGE RIZOPOULOS/ MARIA TSIMINAKI|
|Full address||30 KALAMA POTAMOU Str., GR 15233 HALANDRI|
|Company web address||www.eqa.gr|
Innovation Training Center (ITC) is a training and consultancy organization based in Palma de Mallorca (ES) who offers a wide range of services regarding innovative materials and services (R+D+I approach) to promote innovation in learning, entrepreneurship and support to start ups with a focus in tourism and service sector.
It is based in PARC BIT (ParcBit, Parc balear d’innovació tecnològica, www.parcbit.es) a specific park to promote innovation in ICT for companies and SMEs mainly focusing on those of the Tourism sector. Its consolidation and experience has allowed them to create a specific R & D department for the development and implementation of Innovation projects. Its interdisciplinary team of experts has participated and managed a wide range of R & D projects and has built an intensive networking experience with various private and public organisations: governmental institutions, technology centres and public research organizations at local, regional, national, European and international level.
It counts on a team of middle aged and also senior workers very motivated and full of innovative and creative ideas that may not only provide good deliverables but also provide their input towards the sustainability and the further exploitation of the project results.
|Contact person/s||Eduardo Linares Mata|
|Full address||Galileo Galilei U19. Parc Bit. 07121 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain|
|Company web address||www.innovationtrainingcenter.es|
PAIZ Konsulting Sp. z o.o. has been providing training and consulting services for small, medium and large organisations since 1997 fucusing on solutions enhancing knowledge increase and effective change implementation in skills, bahaviours and attitudes on individual as well as organisational level. PAIZ has served almost 10 000 employees from over 900 companies from Poland and other European countries who participated in its educational events.
PAIZ trainers and consultants are partners of the international training company WILSON LEARNING, www.wilsonlearning.com, operating in 31 countries worldwide. PAIZ is also a partner and sole representative in Poland of the international training company Barnes and Conti, www.barnesconti.com. According to a research by the independent research center DATA GROUP, PAIZ was listed among the 17 training companies in Poland most recommended by clients. PAIZ also received “Top Quality Training Deliverer” rewards.
PAIZ has gained significant experience in administering grants from USAID (for organizational development and development of SME support activities), World Bank (money for SME Support Center, trainings and advisory services for SMEs), British Know How Fund, Polish-British Enterprise Project (for entrepreneurship development) and European Structural Fund (for human resource development).
Most current project management and research experience include managing project with the budget over 400 000 EUR, granted by European Social Funds (EFS) and 5 other EFS projects for the total budget over 1 000 000 EUR. PAIZ also participated as a partner in two Lifelong Learning projects and one ERASMUS plus project. Experience includes project administration, designing and running educational events and activities; conducting TNA; designing TNA instruments and evaluation instruments; organizing conferences and seminars.
PAIZ is currently a partner in 3 Erasmus+ Projects: “CultApp – Experiencing Augmented Reality on Cultural Heritage Applications”, “DigiFind – Enhance Adult Learners Digital Skills for Furniture Industry”. PAIZ was the Coordinator of Erasmus+ Project “Extended Learning Support System (ELSS)” which resulted in creation of an online system supporting the implementation of skills into the workplace through pre learning, learning and post learning tasks.
PAIZ was also a partner in an Erasmus+ KeySTART2Work Project in which an online tool for assessing transversal competences was developed.
|Contact person/s||Rafal Wach|
|Full address||Poland, Czeremchowa St 21, 20-807 Lublin|
|T.||+48 695 309 080|
|Company web address||www.paiz.com.pl|
- R&DO, based in Nicosia, Cyprus, researches, designs, develops and manages:
- Integrated ICT Solutions,
- Web-based Applications and,
- Enterprise Software Systems.
- The company specializes in educational online platforms, fostering in particular the development of skills of young and adult learners, contributing to vocational training for employability, promoting growth and innovation, supporting different sectors with a focus on entrepreneurship, soft skills and the ICT sector.
- The R&DO team is formed by Consultants, Project Managers, Programmers, Senior Developers and Web Designers and has gained a reputation for high-quality work and forward thinking.
- Among R&DO’s major commercial clients are:
- The Benaki Phytopathological Institute (BPI), for design and development of website and communication strategy, production of various dissemination videos within the frame of the Conops LIFE project;
- Militos Consulting SA, for website design and campaigns within the frame of EU and commercial projects and clients;
- MSCOMM SA, for design and production of online platforms supporting the Global Entrepreneurship Week, and culturallia.com;
- The International Association to Save Tyre (AIST) design and implementation of network community building and platform development.
- R&DO is a direct partner to various co-funded EU Projects, being responsible mainly for e-learning platforms and integrated websites/web portals.
- R&DO aims at continuous development of innovative ideas in the form of Solutions and Services, mainly based on ICT.
|Contact person/s||Mr. Stelios Anastasiou|
|Full address||7 Michael Koutsofta, Building Mykonos 2, Office 102, Nicosia 2000 CYPRUS|
|Company web address||www.rndo.eu|