SME Statistics to be improved and harmonised
With an objective to improve and harmonise SME statistics in Armenia with international and EU standards, and enhance the capacities of the National Statistical Service of the Republic Armenia (NSSRA) in that regard, SMEDA has supported two missions with Lithuanian and Danish experts who have worked with the respective NSSRA staff to reveal where the agency stands on 1) SME statistics and estimation of GDP or GVA by size; and 2) statistics on structural business and indicators on sole proprietorships. The experts, presented the Lithuanian and Danish experience and methodologies to collect and analyse the stated statistics and relevant indicators and discussed ways, data sources and options with local experts to estimate the mentioned statistics by NSSRA. The gathered information and findings will be analysed by the experts, who will produce reports with proposed actions, criteria and recommendations for the NSSRA as a result of these two missions.
The improvement of SME statistics is one of the key activities of SMEDA for 2018 and follow up missions and studies are envisaged further on, rounding up to a more accurate information on SMEs, increased number of SME indicators and general awareness about the state of the SME sector and its contribution in the Armenian economy.
Fashion Forum Yerevan 2019
“Fashion Forum Yerevan 2019” is ready to kick start from June 25-29 with a beautiful mission to evolve the fashion industry in Armenia. Meet more than 15 fashion industry representatives, experts, designers, influencers, photographers, stylists, etc. to discuss and share the best international expertise.
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To highlight the significance of the upcoming "Fashion Forum Yerevan 2019" on June 25-29, 2019, a press conference was held at the RA Ministry of Economy jointly with the Tourism Committee of RA.
With the support of EU-SMEDA project, the second “Innovative ideas for tourism development in Armenia” Hackathon was successfully held on 18-19 May 2019 in Vanadzor, organised by Vanadzor Technology Center (VTC), the Enterprise Incubator Foundation and Lori region’s administration in cooperation with the Tourism Committee of the RA.
From April 15-19, 2019 the managers and leading staff of Enterprise Incubator Foundation and Armenian Technology centers: Gyumri Technology Center, Vanadzor Technology Center and Engineering City, visited Ljubljana’s Technology Park in Slovenia. The study visit aimed at learning and knowledge transfer on business support and innovation ecosystem environment in Technology park of Ljubljana, Slovenia.