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LEF Network Azerbaijan

Central Baltic LEF network Azerbaijan

  • Name: LEF network Azerbaijan (Joint support network for export development from Finland, Estonia, Latvia to Azerbaijan)
  • LCCI role: Lead partner
  • Total budget: 1 264 937.80 EUR
  • LCCI budget: 456 816.20 EUR
  • Project period: 1.3.2023-28.2.2026.
  • Programme: Central Baltic Programme 2021-2027
  • Partner countries: Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Azerbaijan

The project LEF network Azerbaijan's vision is to increase innovations and the bio-economy of the region by exporting services, know-how and goods to Azerbaijan. As a result, the Central Baltic region will be more sustainable and competitive. The joint challenge is that Azerbaijan is specific due to market needs, language and business culture. For enterprises market entry individually is much harder than cooperating jointly with other enterprises and business support organisations. As a result export to the 3rd countries will be achieved faster and in a more effective way.

The project LEF network Azerbaijan aims to achieve 10 sales agreements during 36 months between Finland's, Estonia's and Latvia's mature SMEs and Azerbaijan. Based on small research matching demand and offers are the ICT sector, Green technologies, education - higher and lifelong, interior design as a service and interior design products.

The main tasks of the project are:

  • Develop joint support - service platform for export development from Finland, Estonia and Latvia to Azerbaijan.
  • To implement The Export development programme, which consists of WP1 Market analysis & export knowledge and WP2 Export performance & regional image building. Main export activities will be trade Missions both to Azerbaijan, and to LEF countries, B2B events (incl. online), training.
  • to provide reasonable services as non-financial support at least for 50 enterprises from the CB region.

Project activities:

  • 6 business visits to Azerbaijan
  • 3 business visits from Azerbaijan to CB region
  • 3 business forums in Azerbaijan
  • 3 business forums in Latvia, Estonia, Finland (one in each country)
  • Webpage development:
  • Experience share events in CB region
  • Specific market research to CB region companies
  • Direct consultations for CB region companies
  • Export roadmaps to CB companies, Business Maturity Check-up
  • Online seminars about Azerbaijan
  • Open education resources (OER) about Azerbaijan  preparation
  • Promotional materials about CB region in Azerbaijani including videos
  • Trainings before Trade missions
  • Local expert consultations to SMEs and local person

Lead partner:
Latvia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Latvia)

Eesti Kaubandus-Tööstuskoda (Estonia)

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

Caspian Energy Club (Azerbaijan)

Contact information:
Līga Sičeva
Head of EU project department
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry  
+371 28625443
Kr.Valdemāra 35, Riga Latvia, LV-1010

Rolanda Ķīkule
Project Coordinator of EU Projects Department
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
+ 371 202 844 63
K. Valdemara street 35, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia