Since August 1, 2019, Mazovia Development Agency Plc is implementing the project "Smart tools for quick and easy business start-up in Europe: the once-only challenge" with the acronym START EASY as part of the INTERREG EUROPE program. The first phase of the project will last until January 31, 2022, the second phase (implementation) until January 31, 2023.
START EASY is a project of the Government of Catalonia that aims to improve regional policy and provide intelligent tools that will enable companies to start their business and develop, combine and integrate the principles of "think small first". The project aims to promote interregional experience exchange, to combine regional knowledge and provide mutual learning opportunities, and to facilitate the development of joint policies and new action plans. Increasing the education of the local community will contribute to reducing the concerns related to starting a new business, and thus to the increase in the number of newly established companies and startups.
Mazovia Development Agency Plc acts as a consortium partner, which includes:
Government of Catalonia (ES) - project leader,
Metropolitan City of Bologna (IT)
Lithuanian Innovation Center (LT)
Lublin Science and Technology Park (PL)
Economic Council of East Flanders (BE)
Mazovia Development Agency Plc (PL)
Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia (LV)
The task of Mazovia Development Agency Plc in the project is to identify good practices and new administrative tools through consultation with interested parties and learning from other EU regions. Increasing education of the local community will contribute to reducing concerns related to starting a new business, and thus to the increase in the number of newly established companies and startups.
During the Regional Stakeholder Group (RGI) meetings, information on the current situation will be exchanged, as seen through the eyes of stakeholders. The diversity of partners, the presence of larger and smaller centres (LGUs), Business Environment Institutions, start-ups, SMEs, and Scientific Institutions, enables the exchange of experiences and learning from each other. It is important for us to get information from the subregions on their current situation, on what needs to be changed, how the business start-up procedure works, what is the situation of start-up companies, and which services the local administration provides to the entrepreneurs. The Regional Stakeholder Group will work at the local level to analyze regional needs, identify good practices, identify problems and difficulties, and seek solutions together. The worked out practices will be included in the regional action plan and, in the second phase, implemented in selected subregions.