UNECE supports the six Eastern Europe and South Caucasus (EESC) countries in designing policies and institutions to support the transformative potential of innovative high-growth firms. As part of this support and following a series of interviews with public and private sector representatives from the EESC and previous events on the topic, UNECE has put together a dedicated policy handbook for the EESC region (to be launched later this year).
Drawing extensively on the handbook, this online training aims to further inform and build the capacity of the EESC stakeholders involved into innovation and entrepreneurship policies to design effective policies and institutions to enable and foster the potential of innovative, high-growth entrepreneurship in the region.
Each session will cover a specific topic, contain a presentation of key concepts and guiding principles, analysis of the case studies in smaller groups (via breakout rooms), a practitioner insight with example of what the experience has been elsewhere in the field, and a final brainstorming to reflect on lessons learnt and define potential room for implementation of the principles and tools discussed at the national level.
It will take place over the three sessions:
Session 1 The why, who, what, and how of the IHGE policy -Tuesday, 16 March
Session 2 The portfolio approach for effective IHGE support - Thursday, 18 March
Session 3 Financing IHGEs – enabling private sector investments - Monday, 22 March