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Since 1950 CCBI implements activities to support entrepreneurship, international trade, and cultural exchanges between Belgium and Italy, but also at European level and beyond; its range of activities includes training courses and Masters, conferences and networking events, provision of technical consultancy services, EU project and tender drafting and management, lobby and advocacy, support to businesses and organisation of trade fairs.

CCBI has more than 10 year experience in organising training courses and Masters in fields such as EU policies and project management, entrepreneurship and internationalisation of SMEs, intercultural topics, career development, gender equality, sustainable development. Some of CCBI trainings and events have been inserted by the EU in the EC Grundtvig Catalogue or within the European SMEs Week or European Sustainable Energy Week. To deliver its training courses, CCBI cooperates at international level with Universities, public entities and other Chambers of Commerce. The didactic content of the courses is conceived by professionals and academics in order to provide practical skills ready to use on the job market. The quality of the CCBI service is certified ISO 9001.

With its practice, CCBI’s Grants & Tenders Department contributes to the provision of case studies and up-dates to CCBI’s trainings. The Department’s mission is to monitor and analyse EU policies and funding programmes, to draft EU project and tenders, to define international partnerships, to implement and report projects to the EU. Currently, CCBI is managing projects in the field of entrepreneurship, education, tourism, and cooperation and development; moreover, being a reference point for many Italian public and private organisations, it provides consultancy on project drafting and management for ERASMUS+, COSME, and DEVCO programmes. For more information on our projects click here.

CCBI is a Belgian non-profit private association recognized by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development. It is part of the EU funded network of Intermediary Organizations for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, and it is part of the Chambers of Commerce Abroad network, involving 80 Chambers in 50 countries with 140 points of presence and over 24.000 members companies. CCBI’s students join a network of alumni that grows constantly, with about 400 learners a year, most of them active in EU Affairs.