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Rob van der Horst has more than 35 years experience in applied policy research. He is specialised in international research and consultancy on SMEs and entrepreneurship. Subjects include fast growing companies, administrative burdens, demography of firms, innovation & technology, export, internationalisation, subcontrac­ting, environmental issues, co-oper­ation, finance, standardisation, and public procurement. He is an expert on SME policy development. He has been a consultant on SME policy to the European Commission, OECD, the World Bank and UNIDO.

From 1999 until August 2013 he was the director of Panteia/EIM’s office in Brussels.

From 2007 to March 2013 he was the Executive Director of the European Network for Social and Economic Research (ENSR), bringing together policy research organisations in 32 European countries.

During 12 years he acted as project director of ‘The Observatory of European SMEs’, a research project for the European Commission, covering 32 countries.

He is Past-President of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), a global professional organisation.

Since 2013 Rob has been active as independent free-lance SME policy consultant.

Rob van der Horst is available for short term assigments through his company Robvanderhorst.eu. Please use the Contact form for any enquiries you need.