Perfect Link

Conference on the INFLUENCE OF THE EU ENLARGEMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF TEXTILE, APPAREL AND LEATHER SECTORS IN THE NEW MEMBER COUNTRIES
Vilnius, Lithuania, September 7, 2004

The Perfect Link project (Pan-EuRopean FEderations of Clothing, Textile and Leather Industries Networking and Knowledge building programme) is developed in cooperation with EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Organisation under the BSP2 programme. Initiated in April 2003, it will extend over a period of 24 months.

The general aim of PERFECT-LINK is to improve capacities and skills of participating BROsĀ in retrieving and disseminating information and documentation usable by their own member companies on those issues of the acquis that are relevant to the textile/clothing and leather industries. This will improve the state of preparation of local companies in the accession countries to operate and compete successfully in an enlarged European Union. By identifying and training local specialists, the BROs will be able to offer better services to their members and to improve their image and standing as active and knowledgeable counterparts of local authorities with regard to the implementation of the acquis and all other legislative and regulatory issues that have an impact on the performance of their member companies.

The CEECs BROs leather and textile associations that are partners in this project are 15, covering all the 10 CEECs countries and including 7 textile associations, 3 textile/leather associations and 5 leather associations (of which one is a research institute participating as associated partner), namely: BIA, BULFFHI, ATOK, ECTA, HAMA, BCE, VRUA, LATIA, PIOT, Polish Chamber of Shoe and Leather Industry, ATEROM, ICPI, ATOP, SKOP, GZS.