An interregional cooperation project for improving SME competitiveness policies – SKILLS+

Programme: Interreg Europe

Theme: SME competitiveness

Lead Partner: Ministry for Regional Development and Transport of Saxony-Anhalt (Germany)

Duration: 1 Apr 2016 – 31 Mar 2021

Project budget: EUR 2,462,052

SKILLS+ aims at advancing public policies promoting information and communication technologies (ICT) skills among SMEs in rural areas helping them seize fully the opportunities offered by a digital single market and benefits of a digital economy.

Infographics on the Skills+ reseach results and other project outcomes (detailed info)

Summary Infographic on Skills+ outcomes

The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund at a rate of 79.51% and Norwegian national funding through the INTERREG EUROPE programme. The project together twelve partners from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Norway, Poland and Spain.

Project Skills+ in Latvia is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia.


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Project Manager: Zane Zeibote,