The service consists of three stages:
Preparing for contact trip
Contact trip in country of destination
Main requirements for participants:
In 2020, EAS will organise contact trips to the following countries: Germany (three sector-based trips), Poland, Japan (to be confirmed).
Up to eight Estonian businesses can take part in European contact trips, up to five in contact trips in Asia.
The cost of a European contact trip for the entrepreneur is 700 euros (+ VAT) and flight tickets must be purchased by the entrepreneur. Asian contact trips have no participation fee; however, the participant must pay for their own tickets and accommodation in the country of destination.
Participating in a contact trip is counted as de minimis aid for businesses. De minimis aid is counted on the basis of businesses gathered in a contact trip group.