Europe

CDE Regional Office

Head of Regional Office: 
Paul FRIX
Address: 
Immeuble Serenitas Avenue Edmond Van Nieuwenhuyse, 2 1160 Brussels Belgium
Phone: 
+32 2 679 18 11
Fax: 
+32 2 675 26 03
Email: 
info@cde.int

Resources

Document

  • Document (Technical guide)
    The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA), is an institution of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) responsible for promoting and facilitating tourism growth and development in the region. RETOSA has published this handbook, with the CDE technical and financial...
  • Document (Other)
    This poster illustrates CDE activities in the field of information and communication technologies, i.e. facilitating SMEs' access to telecommunications and networks.
  • Document (Other)
    This poster illustrates CDE activities in the field of ecotourism, i.e. the promotion of sustainable economic activities around tourism, in full respect of the local population and the environment.
  • Document (Other)
    This poster illustrates CDE activities in the field of green energy, i.e. energy efficiency, implemented namely in the small-scale manufacturing industry (e.g. bakeries in Cameroon) and the hospitality sector (e.g. in the Caribbeans).
  • Document (Other)
    This poster illustrates CDE activities in the field of aquaculture, i.e. breeding and catching fishes and seafood (crabs, shrimps, etc.).
  • Document (Other)
    This poster illustrates CDE activities in the field of agroindustry, i.e. the production, crop and process of value-added agricultural products.
  • Document (Other)
    This poster illustrates CDE overall activities in support of the private sector in the ACP countries and regions, as well as the flows of exchange between EU and ACP investors and entrepreneurs.
  • Document (Other)
    Beyond its pivotal role as engine of development, the private sector can also directly intervene in development actions, in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for instance.  (document in French)
  • Document (Other)
    Operational Proposals and Suggestions of Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo, member of the General Confederation of Italian Industry - CONFINDUSTRIA, deals with business relations between Italy and African, Mediterranean and Middle East countries....
  • Document (Other)
    In view of attaining results which are concrete, operational and efficient, the essential preoccupations for the European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean (EBCAM) and its partners are to: enable European companies to once again become important and dynamic partners in ACP countries...
  • Document (Other)
    Comments and suggestions by the CDE on the EC Issue Paper are intended to be concrete and related to the relevant experience of the institution in supporting the ACP private sector for 37 years.
  • Document (Other)
    Issue Paper for consultations on the proposed Commission Communication “Strengthening the Role of the Private Sector in Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Countries”. The Commission intends to issue a Communication on the role of the private sector in and for development in...
  • Document (Report)
    The "status quo not being an option", as pointed out by the Stakeholders' Conference on the CDE of January 2013, CDE Director ad interim sets out his vision of a transformed CDE in this discussion paper. Drawing lessons from a rich past of 36 years, analysing without any compromise the strengths...
  • Document (Brochure or presentation)
    A brief overview of CDI/CDE evolution, strengths and weaknesses, vision for a future architecture and new sources of funding.
  • Document (Report)
    Among the key events of 2009 were the CDE’s restructuring with a view to reducing its operating costs, the consolidation of its strategy of support for the private sector and the annual meeting of its European Institutional Network (EIN) in October 2009, in Florence (Italy). In spite of the painful...
  • Document (Report)
    The sector programme approach remains the preferred mode of intervention by the CDE as it enables the identification and selection of activity domains with the highest potential for economic and social development in ACP countries. Essentially, the strategic aim and focus of the sector programme...
  • Document (Report)
    The Centre's activities in 2007 included implementation of the following programmes:• Competitiveness enhancement of SMEs/SMIs (West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and the Caribbean)• Improving the competitiveness of SMEs in the ecotourism sector (Southern Africa, East Africa, the Pacific and...
  • Document (Report)
    It is CDE’s thirtieth birthday but it has probably not yet reached full maturity. On the other hand it is certainly a stage at which it is reasonable to ask some basic questions about oneself and one’s future prospects. What can we do and do well, how has the environment changed, how can we...
  • Document (Report)
    The CDE made a critical self-appraisal in 2005 and then introduced significant changes designed to make it more effective in responding to the tasks entrusted to it under the CotonouAgreement and the expectations placed in it by the ACP private sector. Following a thorough, uncompromising review of...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Following fact-finding missions by the CDE to Ghana and Nigeria in 2002, it was discovered that the fired clay brick (FCB) and compressed earth block (CEB) sector, in both countries, has known a great improvement of its production and management capacities during the recent years, which has...
  • Document (Report)
    I and the other members of the Board are satisfied with the work done by the Centre during the year. We took a number of decisions of fundamental importance to its future, and the staff responded by taking the necessary action. The Board welcomes the Centre’s implementation, in accordance with the...
  • Document (Report)
    In many respects 2003 was a busy year for EU/ACP relations, with the launch of regional negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements called for in the Cotonou Agreement. As we all know, the outcome of this process is going to have a lasting influence on the ACP countries’ trade and economic...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Aquafarming stations provide 20 to 25 % of the world production of sea shrimps. More than fifty countries, most of which in the tropical zones, are involved in this activity. The Asian continent alone accounts for more than 75 % of the shrimps marketed around the world, the rest being provided...
  • Document (Report)
    The year 2002 will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most significant in the life of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise. Having lent support to the private sector in ACP countries for 25 years under the Lomé Conventions, the Centre completed the reforms required to enable it to...
  • Document (Report)
    2001 was a highly eventful year for the CDE. It has had to adapt to the new mandate the institution has inherited from the Cotonou Agreement whilst pressing on withits time-honoured activities focused on developing the private sector in the ACP states. The achievements described in this report...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    This document is intended for all manufacturers, investors, production or maintenance directors, economists, etc., who intend to develop a new method of packaging fruit juices, uncarbonated fruit drinks, or non-alcoholic fruit drinks. The document explains the different possibilities for packaging...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Right up to the present day, stone has been an essential element for man in the development of his environment. Man has always used stone for building, starting with the simplest dry assembly of basalt pebbles. This guide provides information on minerals and rocks, the use made of them and the ways...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Who is this guide for? This guide is intended for: bakery professionals in ACP countries, who will find useful tools in it for rationalising and diversifying their businesses; promoters of bakery projects in ACP countries, who will find in it the necessary details for the design, organisation and...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Setting up in ACP territories? Certainly. But where and in what kind of economic environment? This is a legitimate question, if one is envisaging investments in developing countries or negotiating an industrial cooperation agreement with a local partner. Because whether or not the expected profits...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    The acquisition of equipment or of a small industrial facility may seem relatively simple for professional buyers who, in addition to their own skills, can rely upon logistic back-up ranging from a design office to that of a legal advisor or financial, transport departments, etc. For ACP operators...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    EU countries have the technology and industrial skills, which contribute to economic progress. One good way to transfer this expertise to ACP countries is through successful business partnerships. In such a partnership, an EU company and an ACP enterprise joint together in a long term relationship...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    The market for sea products in the European Union offers enormous potential for producers in third countries. The EU constitutes the largest market and importing region in the world. The EU as a whole is open to an infinite range of raw and processed sea products. Live: large crustaceans (lobster...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    This document is intended for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the European Union (EU) and ACP countries.  It examines the resources available for North-South industrial cooperation in general and cooperation between the EU and the ACP States in particular, with the exception of...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    This study sets down the key elements in putting together paint projects in ACP countries, in partnership with EU paint manufacturers. It examines the pitfalls that sometimes hamper the successful transfer of technology to ACP countries, and sets out guidelines for ACP entrepreneurs wishing to go...

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Video

  • Interview of Paul Frix by VoxAfrica TV (Focus)
    Video
    Interview of Mr Paul Frix, Director a.i. of the Centre for the Development of the Enterprise (CDE) - June 21, 2013 - © VoxAfrica TV
  • Paul Frix exchange views with the European Parliament Development Committee _10.02.14
    Video
    On February 10th, 2014, Mr. Paul Frix has presented to the Development Committee of the European Parliament the CDE, its main challenges and possible avenues for the future. Ms Véronique De Keyser, Socialist MEP, has called upon the CDE on its added value, on the one hand, and the European...