Romania grants EUR 30 million to a start-up business for the Romanian Diaspora under OP Human Resources Development 2014-2020. This was made clear during the 6th Partner Meeting of the STOB Regions - Succession and Transfer of Business in the Regions under the INTERREG Program Europe.

The meeting was held in Bucharest on 26 and 27 September 2018 with the friendly household of the Council of the Ilfov Region, the project partner. The main topic of discussion was "The meeting of sellers and buyers of business".

Participants in the meeting were greeted by the Public manager of Ilfov County Council Mr. Ionel Scriosteanu. The first day continued with the thematic lectures on buying and selling, "getting out" from a business, as an example of an electronic matchmaking platform structure that would allow a "meeting" for sellers and business buyers.

Each of the partners presented the situation in their countries. Aleksander Tonkov from RDA with BSC for SMEs (Regional Development Agency with Business Support Center for Small and Medium Enterprises - Plovdiv) presented examples of business sales and purchases in Bulgaria.

The second day continued with a review of the situation in Romania regarding the purchase and sale of a business. Good practices were presented. The partners, together with stakeholder representatives, made a SWOT analysis and made recommendations on improving purchasing policies in Romania. Active participation of Bulgarian side took also Velizar Petrov, Executive director of RDA with BSC for SMEs and Stoil Barashki, owner of a company with succession planning in the near future and at the same time - Member of the Board of the Industrial Association - Plovdiv.

The next project meeting will take place on 13-14 December in Seville, Spain.

For more information:

032/902 399

Aleksander Tonkov

Communication manager of project STOB regions


The STOB Regions – Succession and Business Transfer in Regions under INTERREG Europe Program is co-financed under INTERREG Europe 2014-2020.

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