Partners/Members of the Early Warning Europe Network

The consortium is composed of three groups of organisations: 1) Mentor organisations with substantial experience in providing support to companies in distress, 2) national or regional organisations that intend to implement EW mechanisms in the four target countries (Poland, Italy, Greece and Spain) and finally 3) organisations that are responsible for supporting the pan-European communication and dissemination activities of the project.  


DYZO was established in 2015 and is a nonprofit organization operating in the Flanders Region, Belgium. The core mission of DYZO is to provide advice and support to entrepreneurs in distress.

Wim Aerts

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Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment

The 15 centres in Finland started to operate on 1st January 2020. The Centres foster regional development by implementing and developing government activities in the region. 

Jari Leskinen

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House of Entrepreneurship

The House of Entrepreneurship works to guide, inform, and connect entrepreneurs. Their long-term vision is to help bring about a more flexible regulatory framework and simplified bureaucracy to benefit SMEs.

Emilie Pirlot

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IFKA Public Benefit Non-profit Limited Company for the Development of the Industry

IFKA is an auxiliary organisation of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology. The organisation works with the sustainable and long-term development of the economy and has an extensive network of SMEs and other stakeholders.

Csaba Novák

Albert Kondricz  

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Association of Lithuanian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (ALCCIC)

ALCCIC is a voluntary self-governing organisation, which units five regional Chamber of Commerce. The main responsibility is to represent members interest and provide them with the necessary service.

Aiste Litvinaite-Jablonskiene

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Graydon has offices in the Netherlands, UK and Belgium and provides business intelligence solutions concerning credit management, marketing information and risk and compliance.

Eric Van den Broele

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Accountancy Europe

Accountancy Europe unites 51 professional organisations from 35 countries that represent 1 million qualified accountants, auditors and advisors. The organisation translates the experiences of accountants across Europe to inform the European policy debate.

Johan Barros

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Innovation Agency Lithuania

Innovation Agency Lithuania is a non-profit agency to promote entrepreneurship, support business development and foster export. The team at Innovation Agency Lithuania is a reliable adviser and assistant for start, growth and export of national businesses with a focus on SME’s.

Roberta Kaušienė

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SPIRIT is a public agency for entrepreneurship, internationalization, foreign investments, and technology. A large part of the agency’s work is to help SMEs with competitive advantages and technology development.

Irena Meterc

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Företagande is a meeting point for entrepreneurs. The content on Fö is created by members, experts, and guest writers with the focus on helping owners of SMEs.

Queenie Karlsson

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Università di Firenze

The University in Firenze has existed since 1859 and is today one of Italy’s largest educational entities. The international dimension is especially emphasized at the university.

Ilaria Forestieri

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MKB Doorgaan

MKB Doorgaan is an independent non-profit organisation who works with early identification of crisis and help for companies in distress in the Netherlands.

Jacqueline Zuidweg

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Latvian Technology Centre 

LTC is a business acceleration centre founded in 1993. The centre is concerned with the establishment and growth of knowledge-based SMEs through means such as facilitating relationship between research and industry”

Ints Viksna

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Entrepreneurs Soundboard (Ondernemersklankbord) is a non-profit organisation in the Netherlands with 300 experienced mentors, offering help to entrepreneurs (SME).
This can be mentoring start-ups, or entrepreneurs with various entrepreneurial questions. In addition, the Entrepreneurs Soundboards helps distressed entrepreneurs.

Frank van Santen

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European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs (EFAA for SMEs)

EFAA for SMEs is the umbrella organisation for national accountants and auditors’ organisations whose individual members provide professional services primarily to SMEs. EFAA has 15 members throughout Europe representing almost 380,000 accountants, auditors and tax advisors. EFAA speaks for small- and medium-sized accountancy practices in the EU, and where necessary globally.

Sara Zambelli

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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

ACCA is a global community of professional accountants, currently existing of 227.000 members based in 179 countries. Among other things, the organisation works at local and national levels to share their insight and advice on proposed legislation. 

Fiona Murray

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The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP)

The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) is a state agency successfully supporting entrepreneurs for over 12 years. The primary objective of our activity is to develop the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises in Poland. 

Malgorzata Kus

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Fundacja Firmy Rodzinne (Family Businesses Foundation)

Fundacja Firmy Rodzinne is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2011, which integrates the family businesses community, rises awareness of issues concerning those types of businesses, their owners and employees. 

Katarzyna Gierczak-Grupińska

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Team U

TEAM U - Restart gGmbH is a non-profit organisation that offers cost-free support to all people facing bankruptcy or financial crisis (consumer and entrepreneurs). As a nongovernmental organisation we are politically, economically and religiously independent. 

Attila von Unruh

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Athens Chamber of Tradesmen

The Athens Chamber of Tradesmen is a public entity founded in 1925. It is the Chamber with the largest number of members in Greece: more than 100.000 active members in the commerce and services sector. 

Syros Koskovolis

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Small Enterprises’ Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen, and Merchants (IME GSEVEE)

Since 1919, the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen, and Merchants (GSEVEE) has been representing employers of small enterprises and self-employed professionals with business activity in manufacturing, trade and provision of services. 

Ilias Georgopoulos

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European Small Business Alliance (ESBA)

The European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) is a non-party political group, which cares for small business entrepreneurs and the self-employed and represents them through targeted EU advocacy and profiling activities. The Alliance represents almost one million small businesses and covers 35 European countries. 

David Caro

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Regional Government of Madrid

The objectives of the Directorate General of Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship are the promotion and encouragement of self-employment, entrepreneurship and social economy and the coordination of the actions that in such matters are developed from the Administration of the Community of Madrid, as well as the design, implementation and promotion of public policies and programs that encourage self-employment and social economy and promote the entrepreneurial culture.

Alberto González Díaz

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Federation of Finnish Enterprise

Suomen Yrittäjät is an interest and service organization for small and medium-sized SMEs, who currently represents 115,000 enterprises and works to support free entrepreneurship and an entrepreneur-friendly society.

Mira-Maria Kontkanen

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SMEunited is the association of Crafts and SMEs in Europe with around 70 member organisations from over 30 European countries. SMEunited represents national cross-sectoral Craft and SME federations, European SME branch organisations and associate members.

Véronique Willems

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Cecot is an Entrepreneur's Association covering several economic sectors. Our role is to represent the member guilds and associations interests and extend its influence to the public sector and social institutions. 

Abraham Arcos

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QELBE is an organisation that provides training, capacity building and support to micro and small companies, empowering family businesses to make the right decisions for themselves and for society. It organises a partner network with a strong social profile.

Oscar Howell

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CyCPOVEK, is the trade union of the SMEs in Cyprus (97% of total companies in Cyprus) and “owns” RISME which is an approved training center by HRDAUTH (Cyprus Human Resources Authority). Throughout its history, CyCPOVEK has proven to be a reliable supporter and promoter of the interests of small businesspeople, working hard to influence legislation in line with its members' interests (such as laws and regulations establishing shop rent controls, vocational and educational standards for technical trades, etc).

Philippos Demetriou

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Business Development Centre Central Denmark

Erhvervshus Midtjylland is a non-profit organisation, established to help both national and foreign entrepreneurs and SMEs in the Central Denmark region. Business Development Centre Central Denmark is partly financed by national and regional authorities and employs around 60 people - roughly 30 of these are business consultants. Business Development Centre Central Denmark has managed the Early Warning programme in Denmark since 2007.

Morten Møller

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Veridio was launched in January 2015 based on the experiece of seniors and the creative spirit of the younger generation. Veridio offers value assessment, valuation reports, training and consulting services.

Speranta Munteanu

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Union for Private Economic Enterprise (UPEE)

The Union for Private Economic Enterprise (UPEE) is the first non-governmental association of private entrepreneurs in the Republic of Bulgaria to unite the private business and to support its activities and successful development.

Radosveta Gospodinova

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Federación Nacional de Asociaciones de Trabajadores Autónomos (ATA)

Federación Nacional de Asociaciones de Trabajadores Autónomos (ATA) has been defending and representing Spanish self-employeed since 1995. Today ATA is made up of more than 290.000 self-employed quota members.

Elena Melgar Miguel

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