Facilities and instruments for industrial cooperation


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 institutions and tools for business financing (loans and equity financing). It is intended as a guide to the institutions and instruments of industrial cooperation, which specialise in the promotion and financing of technical assistance for the successive stages of project development.

  • Project definition and study stage.
  • Project development stage.
  • Start-up and development stage.

This guide contains a collection of both general and specific information on each body and, most importantly, the practical assistance they offer businesses in the country or region.