FRIDGE Joint Workshop with focus on productivity and investment

26th April 2021, 11.00-14.00

The project FRiDGE set its aim to contribute to public policies dealing with the food and drinks sector. Exchange of experience, learning Good Practices from each other lead to changes in those policies benefiting SMEs in our regions. There are several aspects in need of improvement in the sector.

Previously we have discussed our programs and efforts to assist food industry SMEs to reach local, national and international market with their products. This time, we will be reviewing instruments advancing productivity and helping to boost investments in machinery.


11:00 – 11:20  Welcome speeches

11:20 – 12:20  Good Practice presentations from Harghita County

  • Agricultural Cooperative CSENGŐ (milk processing)
  • BENEDEK  (meat processing SME)
  • SILVIMEX  (bakery)

12:20 – 12:35  Coffee Break

12:35 – 13:25  Good Practice presentations from FRiDGE partners

  • TOLNA COUNTY: Support for middle-sized food industry SMEs within the Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme,

presented by Balázs Kiss (TCDA)

  • UPPER- FRANCONIA: Genussacademie Bayern

presented by Christopher Scheler (Genussacademie)

  • SOUTH OSTROBOTHNIA: Accerelating growth and internationali-sation of food SMEs in Ostrobothnia,

presented by Elina Huhta (Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences)

  • WESTERN MACEDONIA: Amyndeon Oenos Wine Cluster

presented by Kostas Nikou (Amyndeon Oenos Wine Cluster)

  • EAST-FLANDERS: Public-private cooperation to promote regional products in the Butchers’ Hall

presented by Sarah Leverique (ECEF)

13:25 – 14:00  Q&A: Online interventions and questions


Translation for the event will be provided in English, Hungarian and Romanian languages.

The event can be followed on this site and on

Questions can been addressed through the SLI.DO application, using #FridgeWorkshop