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Walloon Small Business Act (SBA) presentation

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This presentation explains how Wallonia implement and monitor the European SBA in the Region. This plan put SMEs at the heart of the economy.

This presentation explains how Wallonia implement and monitor the European SBA in the Region. This plan put SMEs at the heart of the economy.

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  • 1. THE SBA IMPLEMENTATION IN WALLONIA. A European good practice 1
  • 2. 1. "Small Business Act": the European context 2. Integration of the "Small Business Act" into the Walloon political agenda 3. The implementation of the SBA in Wallonia 4. Why is the Walloon SBA considered as good practice by the European Commission? 5. Conclusions and Remarks
  • 3. 1. "Small Business Act": the European context I. The "Small Business Act for Europe" was adopted in December 2008 10 principles expressed as actions to be implemented by the European Commission and Member States 1. Entrepreneurship 2. Second chance 3. Think Small First 4. Responsive public administrations to SMEs’ needs 5. Facilitate SMEs’ participation in public procurement 6. Access to finance 7. Internal market 8. Innovation & competences 9. Environnement 10. Internationalization
  • 4. 1. "Small Business Act": the European context II. February 2011 : second communication concerning the "Reexamination of the Small Business Act for Europe“ Assessed the actions carried out Proposes several new actions and formulates 29 additional recommendations to improve the SBA implementation Asked Member States to appoint SME Envoys Asked SBA implementation at national/regional levels
  • 5. 2. Integration of the "Small Business Act" into the Walloon political agenda I. In 2009 strong demand of Social Partners (representatives of the employers and union organizations) Invited the Walloon Government to build on the measures developed in the “SBA" by making the theme of support for SMEs a specific priority for the next Walloon Government. II. The Walloon Government responded in its Regional Policy Declaration (2009-2014) in announcing that it : wished to launch a true Walloon plan for SMEs building on the European Small Business Act in order to make the spirit of initiative and entrepreneurship the true foundation of Walloon dynamism, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development
  • 6. 2. Integration of the "Small Business Act" into the Walloon political agenda III. In 2011, the Minister of the Economy and SMEs decided to strengthen the implementation of the « SBA » in Wallonia with a special focus on 4 out of the 10 SBA principles: Entrepreneurship Internationalisation Finance Innovation • This strengthening was launched in the larger context of the Marshall 2.Green Plan which is the economic revitalization plan of Wallonia
  • 7. 3. The implementation of the SBA in Wallonia • How do we implement the SBA in Wallonia? (1)The Walloon SME Envoy (2)The Walloon SBA monitoring (3)The Walloon SBA reporting (4) Stakeholders’ consultation
  • 8. 3. The implementation of the SBA in Wallonia (1)The Walloon SME Envoy • Following the Commission‘s recommendations a ‘Walloon SME Envoy’ has been appointed by the Walloon Government • This mission has 3 aspects: Acting as an intermediary between the Walloon level and the federal State and the Belgian SME Envoy to promote the Walloon SBA implementation. Monitoring regularly the Commission’s recommendations implementation in Wallonia. formulating recommendations relating to new actions to be implemented in order to strengthen Walloon political support for SMEs
  • 9. 3. The implementation of the SBA in Wallonia (2) The Walloon SBA monitoring Steering committee has been created in order to maximize the synergies between the Walloon public actors concerned by one or other aspects of the SBA's 10 areas of focus.
  • 10. 3. The implementation of the SBA in Wallonia (2) The Walloon SBA monitoring • The SBA Steering Committee, which is controlled by the SME Envoy, is responsible for Assessing ongoing actions Setting itself new targets Initiating new actions  Monitoring the SBA implementation in Wallonia • The SBA Steering Committee is called in by the SME Envoy 4-5 times a year
  • 11. 3. The implementation of the SBA in Wallonia (3) The Walloon SBA reporting The SME Envoy prepares an annual report concerning the implementation of the SBA's 10 areas of focus in Wallonia. Collect informations through the Steering Comtmittee 1st draft Writting process Feedback of the Steering Committee 2d draft Presentation for Social Partners + feedback Final Report The writing of the report embraces all the relevant Walloon stakeholders through a large collaborative method inside the ‘SBA Steering Committee’
  • 12. 3. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SBA IN WALLONIA (3) The Walloon SBA reporting • This report serves as reporting for : The European level : • Fact Sheets • ‘Commission technical visit’ regarding Industry and innovation, • the ‘National Reform Plan’ The Walloon level : • The regional Government • SBA Steering Committee • Social Partners (representatives of the employers and union organizations) • SMEs (through the Walloon SMEs’ Parliament) The Belgian level : • Federal • Other Regions The annual report aims also at highlighting good practices.
  • 13. 3. The implementation of the SBA in Wallonia Recommendatio ns not implemented 0% Recommendations fully implemented 65% Recommendations partially implemented 35% OVERALL DEGREE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SBA IN WALLONIA
  • 14. 3. The implementation of the SBA in Wallonia Number of recommendations by topic
  • 15. 3. The implementation of the SBA in Wallonia IV. Stakeholders’ consultation and decision making process High Level Group Top down process The walloon Economic & Social Committee Horizontal process SME ENVOY Bottom up process The Wallon SMEs’Parliament
  • 16. 3. The implementation of the SBA in Wallonia IV. Stakeholders’ consultation The Walloon SMEs‘ Parliament Composed by : +/- 300 SMEs’ managers from very different sectors of activity • Objectives : Keeping SMEs informed Consulting SMEs directly concerning the implementation of the SBA in Wallonia • Designed to be participative Entrepreneurs are questioned directly concerning the different aspects of the SBA they would like to see improved during the next year After a vote, these proposals are submitted to the SBA Steering Committee to evaluate their feasibility
  • 17. 4. Why is the Walloon SBA recognised as a good practice by the european Commission ? The Walloon SBA Recipe Strong political support monitored Based on existing structures Peer review Strucured Boost decision-making process Inclusive Reported Stakeholders’consultation Annual report
  • 18. 5. Conclusions and remarks Some achievements •ENTERPRENEURSCHIP: Acculturation courses for futures teaching graduates •FINANCE : •The SOCAMUT automatic combination product •Increase visibility of innovation financing possibilities
  • 19. Full report available on our website : www.economiewallonie.be Antoine BERTRAND, Policy Officer in charge of the SBA 20