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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


microSTARS paves the way for microloans

  • 29/07/2016

The first microloan approvals for two very small commercial enterprises operating in Thessaloniki and Kilkis, were officially announced by the Cooperative Bank of Karditsa (Member of the European Microfinance Network...

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Join one of our Upcoming Workshops!

  • 21/07/2016

The microSTARS project offers the opportunity to potential entrepreneurs and owners of very small and small companies, to attend – free of charge – a series of workshops...

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Corporate Social Responsibility in practice

  • 20/07/2016

Within the framework of the microSTARS project, the Head of the Business Development Services Centre in Kilkis, Mr. Dimitris Katsarellos delivered a course based on the 10th principle: «Businesses should work against corruption...

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the microSTARS Workshops at BDS Center in Thessaloniki

  • 18/07/2016

Two of the latest series of microSTARS Workshop were successfully implemented on July 13th and 15th, 2016 at the Business Development Services Center in Thessaloniki. The first workshop addressed the issues of ...

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High demand for Business Development Services in Kilkis

  • 13/07/2016

A remarkable increase is being noted in young people, unemployed, and micro-entrepreneurs of Kilkis area, that are being interested in counseling sessions that the microSTARS project is offering...

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the "microSTARS" Project at the 13th EMN Annual Conference in Poland and at the 19th MFC Annual Conference in Albania

  • 07/07/2016

The European Microfinance Network (EMN) held its 13th Annual Conference "Shaping European Microfinance, Who, What and for Whom?", in Warsaw (Poland) on the 16th and 17th of June 2016. The Head of microSTARS Project. Mr. Neoklis Stamkos, represented KEPA's initiative upon microfinance and participated...

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