EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Centre for enterprises in difficulty

Belgium
Phase: Management
Típus:
  • Response to COVID-19
  • Advice
  • Support of SMEs
Utoljára módosítva: 03 August, 2021
Név:

Centre pour Entreprises en difficulté/ Centrum voor Ondernemingen in moeilijkheden

Angol név:

Centre for enterprises in difficulty

Coverage/Eligibility

This is available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region of Brussels.

Main characteristics

The Centre for Enterprises in Difficulty (CED) provides help and advice for business owners and self-employed people in the Brussels region. Its services include collective information and advice sessions twice a week; a professional diagnosis of the situation; one-on-one advice on management; strategy; finance; tax; commercial and social law, and a free confidential helpline that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The centre searches and selects coaches/advisors that can assist enterprises with their difficulty.

Following the COVID-19 crisis, the Brussels regional government decided to increase funding for the centre with €200 000, in order to provide more and better aid to companies that are in need.

Funding

  • Regional funds
  • Employers' organisation

Involved actors

Regional/local government
Brussels regional government
Employer or employee organisations
Responsible organisation B.E.C.I. (Chambre de Commerce de Bruxelles)
Egyéb
Accounting associations of the Brussels-Capital Region, Federation of Notaries, Crédal Solidarity Bank, Question Santé, Partena, independent experts

Effectiveness

Responses to this service grow, as firms facing difficulty begin to ask for help.

The agency in Brussels meets approximately 2,000 applicants every year that are interested in their services (2019).

 

Strengths

This provides advice and coaching for firms facing difficulties that go beyond legal matters.

Weaknesses

No information available.

Példák

No information available.
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