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Centre for enterprises in difficulty

Phase: Management
  • Response to COVID-19
  • Advice
  • Support of SMEs
Ultima modifica: 03 August, 2021
Nome originale:

Centre pour Entreprises en difficulté/ Centrum voor Ondernemingen in moeilijkheden

Nome in inglese:

Centre for enterprises in difficulty


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.


  • 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)
Accounting associations of the Brussels-Capital Region, Federation of Notaries, Crédal Solidarity Bank, Question Santé, Partena, independent experts


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).



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


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