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  • Beneficiaries are unemployed people who desire to develop business activity as well as new and existing micro entrepreneurs of the covered programme area.
  • The purpose of this project is to create a sustainable structure in order to provide business development services or BDS in the cross border area
  • The business development services or BDS will support micro-entrepreneurs and facilitate the establishment of start ups, aiming at the enhancement of their productivity, profitability and competitiveness
  • The overall aim of the project is to contribute to the generation of sustainable economic activities and job creation in the cross-border area


Exchange Visit by "KEPA" and "microSTARS" to "Seed Capital Bizkaia Mikro" in Bilbao, Spain

  • 20/01/2017

An exchange visit in Bilbao took place from 9th to 13th of January 2017 between “Business & Cultural Development Centre” (KEPA) and “Seed Capital Bizkaia Mikro”, a financial organization that promotes the development of newly created or existing companies, providing not only microfinance but investment tools, as well.
“Seed Capital Bizkaia Mikro”, an established microcredit institution, welcomed the representatives of “KEPA”...

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microSTARS Workshops within European Week for Professional Skills

  • 09/12/2016

Among the specific objectives of microSTARS project, are lying the increase of the capacity and skills of micro entrepreneurs, their executives, and unemployed, as well as the exchange of know how, experience and techniques. The first microSTARS Workshop within December, under the title “Sales Promotion” that took place on December 7th, 2016, coincided with the European Week for professional skills, that took place...

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microSTARS within Global Entrepreneurship Week

  • 23/11/2016

microSTARS honored Global Entrepreneurship Week by participating in the event under the title “Social Enterprises: a present-day version of Entrepreneurship in Greece. An alternative for restarting local business?”, that both the Municipality of Kalamaria and Social Entrepreneurship Network of Northern Greece organized on Monday 21st of November 2016, at the...

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Save the Date! Open Workshop "Family Budgeting: Not spending or intelligent spending?"

  • 21/11/2016

Another creative workshop will occur at the biscotto coffee+ (Mediterranean Cosmos shopping centre) on Monday 21st of November at 8pm by microSTARS project, that is being implemented by the Business & Cultural Development Centre (KEPA) under the title “Family Budgeting: Not spending OR intelligent spending?”, as part of a broader campaign...

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From Theory to Practice at microSTARS Workshops

  • 17/11/2016

“Internet Use and Social Media Development” ranks among the most popular topics, which was essentially presented during the second, within November, microSTARS Workshop. The participants were given the opportunity to...

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A major success for the event under the title "Creating opportunities beyond microcredit"

  • 01/11/2016

A major success for the open event that both the Business & Cultural Development Centre (KEPA) and the Municipality of Thessaloniki organized on Thursday 20th of October 2016, at the crowded with businessmen, representatives of institutions and organizations, start-ups, City Council’s Conference Hall. The event was held on the occasion of the European Microfinance Day (EMD), an initiative driven...

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