Mission & Objectives

Focus: Local Economy Strategic Management

Mission: To initiate and support the process of Modernization of the Governance Technologies in the field of Local Economic Development as a long-term measure for competitiveness, growth and job delivery in the European Regions .

Overall objective: To contribute for filling the competitiveness gap between  North and South European Regions


  • To participate in policy-making and policy – implementation aimed to support European SMEs
  • To contribute for European SMEs competitiveness and access to global markets
  • To serve as a hub for professional excellence in local economic development
  • To promote the profession of European Certified Economic Developers
  • To lobby on national and EU level for recognition of the profession of Certified Economic Developers
  • To produce positions, opinions and recommendations for policy- making in the field of Small & Medium Business Affairs, and in Regional Development