• Official name: FRIDGE – Development of food industry SME competitiveness for better potentials in growth  
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  • Duration: 1st phase 1.8.2019–31.7.2022 and 2nd phase 1.8.2022–31.7.2023  
  • Lead partner: The Tolna County Development Agency (TCDA), Hungary 
  • Partner regions: Tolna County (Hungary), Province of East Flanders (Belgium), Region of Western Macedonia (Greece), Harghita County (Romania), Bavaria Region (Germany) and South Ostrobothnia (Finland)  
  • Partner in South Ostrobothnia: The Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia 
  • Funding programme:  Interreg Europe 2014-2020  
  • Total budget: EUR 1.18M 

Project in short  

The FRIDGE project seeks to find good solutions and policies in developing food industry SME competitiveness through international cooperation. The project maps good European practices within three thematic areas:  

  1. improved productivity 
  2. improved market reach
  3. capacity enhancement  

During the project we seek to spread information about the policies and good solutions of food industry SME development as widely as possible both to the SMEs and those involved in the business development ecosystems. Each region participating in the project will also draw up a regional action plan which includes concrete measures for the development of the industry. 

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