Online entrepreneurial awareness-raising as part of the National Entrepreneurial Mentoring Programme

Complex entrepreneurial awareness-raising programme to support SMEs by way of e-learning supplemented with consultancy.

Kulcsszavak: national entrepreneurial mentoring programme, GINOP-1.1.2, online, awareness-raising, consultancy, financing, documentation, SME

The purpose of online entrepreneurial awareness-raising is to increase the awareness and the current theoretical and practical knowledge of enterprises and to promote a conscious business approach using online e-learning materials available to all enterprises for the purposes of learning, in the interest of increasing the competitiveness of the Hungarian SME sector.

Future client SMEs have to submit an online request for support on the website’s registration page (i.e. they must register).

Grant Contracts are concluded with successful applicants, which is followed by the preliminary assessment of knowledge levels.

Based on the results of this preliminary assessment, the modules that a given enterprise must choose can be unequivocally determined, i.e. it becomes clear which enterprise needs which type of training.

The purpose of the preliminary assessment of knowledge levels is thus to ensure that the enterprises that are provided a chance to participate in the programme have to participate only in those training modules that are determined to be necessary on the basis of the assessment.

The client then performs the designated ‘Conscious entrepreneurial, supplier, exporter, or financial development skills’ training, which is followed by an exam.

The exam can be retaken on multiple occasions; results of at least 60% are required for passing.

If the party in question is unable to successfully pass the exam (achieve results of 60% on the closing exam) on more than one occasion, the training programme has to be restarted.

The Grant Contract specifies other cases of failure to meet obligations and the consequences thereof.

The time limits pertaining to the client and the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Project Directorate are set out in the Grant Contract. The services are planned to be made available in this format until 30.09.2021, though they are expected to be kept accessible after this date, as well.

SMEs are required to provide basic data during the course of voluntary registration.


The SME has to register on the website to receive the materials offered by the programme, to apply for the programme, and to receive the assistance related to the raising of capital (

The services are available to SMEs to the debit of their de minimis aid and are free in case of participation (from the aid component of their de minimis aid). In the course of its activities aimed at providing group professional mentoring for SMEs, the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry plays the role of the provider of aid as regards the benefits it transfers. The definition of de minimis aid (framework): de minimis aid is aid granted to a single undertaking over a given period of time that does not exceed a certain fixed amount, is deemed not to meet all the criteria laid down in Article 107(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and is therefore not subject to the notification procedure.

The Project Directorate of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

H-1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 7., Hungary

BANKCENTER – Platina I. torony, VIII. emelet

The project website ( provides all applicants with detailed information on the programme details, contractual conditions, the current requirements that SMEs participating in the programme have to meet, and the attainable results. The system automatically checks the filtering conditions and the formal requirements, which checks are then repeated manually by employees.