Working Group meeting carried out in Berlin on 1st of April 2011

Important steps forward towards the selection of processes to be further investigated


First the results of the document analysis concerning information obligations for small and middle-sized enterprises in Baltic Sea Region Countries and Belarus were presented by Heidrun Müller and Tino Schuppan who have been contracted by the partnership to carry out this task.

The objectives of the study were to identify relevant information obligations  (IO) causing high administrative costs especially for small and medium enterprises (SME) in seven Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries and to identify relevant IOs for hiring a foreign employee. The method used was an extensive web research and a document analysis.

According to the analysis the most burdensome IOs in all countries are related to taxation and accounting legislation and employer social contributions. Therefore one of the recommendation was to focus the further project work on these areas.  Furthermore experts would value a review on the existing regulations and the existing eGov solutions if they meet the SME‘s needs . Finally, it was recommended to analyse in each country the existing solutions and to identify which solution/service is missing.  If relevant transfer concepts for selected solutions can be designed to ease the implementation process in other countries.

In a second step the partners from Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Denmark and Finland had the opportunity to present the identified and selected processes for their countries, which should be further worked on/ improved during the next months in egoprise.  The results of the selection process for each country were compiled in a  table. However, the latter displays only a 1st draft. The final choice of 3 processes per country will be finished until 15th of April 2011.

Basing on the results from the morning session Friederike Thessel from led over to process modelling. In her presentation she explained the project methodology and the work- and time scheduling concerning process identification, selection and modelling. 

In the context of process modelling partners from Denmark, Germany, Finland, Estonia and Latvia will select eight processes for detailed modelling. The process modelling will prepare the implementation phase, which will be carried out in the last year of the project.

For further information on the meeting please see invitation and agenda. The presentations and the minutes can be downloaded at the internal communication plattform. Summarized results of the project will be  published at the project website and the 1st Newsletter in the near future.



Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument)