Taking into account the above, on 18/12/2013, the European Commission issued Call for Proposals 118/G/ENT/CIP/13/E/NO1C06, focusing on one of the following priority areas:
a) Creating trans-European models/training modules for advisors in business transfer to support the development/improvement of their skills and methods in addressing different issues that arise during the transfer process (including the psychological and emotional aspects of transfers), and adapting them to different national contexts;
b) Developing standards related to buyer-seller platforms to ensure the quality of the services provided by the platform;
c) Proposing a model of an efficient awareness-raising programme for better planning and preparation of business transfers;
d) Proposing measures to improve and harmonise data collection methods on transfer of business across Europe.