Virke participated in the European TRIC-network meeting in Geneva, Switzerland 26th – 27th of May.
In this TRIC meeting in International Trade Center (ITC) presented from their portfolio of programmes, based on mutual mandates within the different TRIC members' programmes, ranging from Youth, Entrepreneurs and Women programmes to Buying Missions. Several joint activities were found. Two of the focus countries where most of the members are active are today Ethiopia and Colombia.
The participation of Virke in the TRIC-network brings value both to Norwegian SMEs that want to engage in trade from developing countries and to SMEs in developing countries interested in exporting to the Scandinavian market.
Identified fields of cooperation within the TRIC network are market intelligence, market entry (buyer missions, trade fair participations), CSR, monitoring & evaluation, BSO capacity building.
The European TRIC network (Trade Related Instruments Connected) is a network of governmental (or governmentally mandated) organizations in EU and EFTA countries active in the Aid for Trade pillar focusing on productive capacity building for export development and export promotion.