Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE)
1977 Brussels Belgium
Established 1977, Brussels (Belgium), by E-XE4168 - ACP-EU Council of Ministers, as Centre for the Development of Industry ACP-EU (CDI) - Centre pour le développement industriel (CDI). Also referred to as Centre for Industrial Development. A joint institution of member countries of F-XF0671 - African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) and of H-XD0665 - European Community. Set up under T-XT7543 - ACP-EEC Convention (Lomé convention); currently comes under the T-XT0080 - ACP-EU Partnership Agreement (Cotonou agreement). EU Member States and ACP reached a joint agreement on a orderly closure, Jun 2014, Nairobi (Kenya). A curator was asigned, Jan 2015.
Facilitate and support the setting-up, expansion or restructuring of small and medium-sized industrial enterprises in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in cooperation with EU firms; disseminate information, sponsor studies, identify partners and projects and possible sources of project financing; provide training and technical assistance, help with the legal and practical aspects of negotiations for joint ventures, licensing, marketing and management agreements, giving priority to small and medium-sized enterprises.
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Supervisory authority is the joint ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors. Executive Board, comprising 3 EU and 3 ACP members, with E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC), E-XE3068 - Council of the European Union, F-XF0671 - African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) Secretariat and F-XF0670 - European Investment Bank (EIB) having observer status. Director, supported by management team. Regional offices.
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