The dialogue between Brazil and the European Union on the development of entrepreneurial skills and capabilities for small businesses is based on the exchange of information related to best practices in supporting policies that develop entrepreneurship and human resources. This should be achieved with a focus on enhancing mutual insights into policies, programmes and other governance tools to support small and medium-size businesses. The Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), in partnership with the private sector and other stakeholders, is developing the National Policy on Entrepreneurship and Business (PNEN), which addresses entrepreneurship with a focus on economic, social and innovation aspects. The promotion of small and medium businesses is another priority of this policy. The MDIC has created a working group to develop a national policy for the development of entrepreneurial and human resource skills, tentatively called the National Plan for Training and Improvement of Micro and Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (PNCA). This plan should provide the basis to create a governance system over all volunteer executive stakeholders (federal, state, county and municipal agencies of the executive branches), non-governmental organisations of a semi-autonomous nature - Sebrae, Senac among others -- and other similar public and private institutions responsible for training programmes aimed at individual entrepreneurs, small and micro businesses. The PNCA is expected to develop appropriate strategic management tools and to enable the government to increase the funding for education and training geared towards entrepreneurs while better targeting relatively scarce resources. Moreover, the Plan should promote the interconnection of all relevant actors by using appropriate Information Technology and Communication (ICT) resources, such as an online reference shop.
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