Veronica Bocci, project manager on the PERES Project and coordinator of DITECFER, gave an interview for European Railway Cluster Initiative concerning PERES project. Interview can be found at ERCI website.
Members of Rail Cluster for South-East Europe (RCSEE) team visited several main exporting companies from the SEE region (Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Serbia) in the February, March and first half of April 2018 and presented to them the possibilities for networking and preparing activities for entering non-European markets targeted by the project.
RCSEE team informed managers of the companies about the following steps (conducting the survey) of the project and call upon them to fulfill the surveys and give more information about their experiences on the non-European markets and details about the interest and needs for their possible future business expansion outside the EU markets and European continent.
Similar meetings with the companies and managers from SEE region will continue through the April, May, June… in Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia with invitations to join and participate in the project activities and as a preparation for PERES business conference which is also planned by the project in the second part of 2018.
Last week, the kick-off meeting of the PERES project took place in Brussels at the Tuscany Region Liaison Office with EU. PERES (Promoting European Rail Excellence outSide EU) is the project co-financed by EU-EASME for supporting the internationalization of European Rail Supply SMEs in markets Beyond EU.
PERES is a “European Strategic Cluster Partnership for internationalization” (ESCP-4i) and, as such, has awarded the European Commission label in Brussels on February 21st since contributing to the achievement of the European Commission’s objectives to support growth, jobs and Investments in Europe.
The PERES project is coordinated by DITECFER and its partners are i-Trans (France), BTS (Germany), Rail Alliance (United Kingdom) and BSN/RCSEE (South-Eastern Europe countries).
More than 500 the European SMEs operating in the Rail Supply industry are involved in the project.