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"Discover the export potential in the Mediterranean!"

The Go MED project, which is funded under the INTERREG Va Slovenia- Austria program, has set itself the goal of providing increased support to small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) from Austria and Slovenia in their internationalization to the Mediterranean region within three years.


Destination countries

Go MED Pilot Program

Export- oriented SMEs from all sectors located in the program area can apply for the Go MED pilot program. In this tailor-made qualification program, 40 selected SMEs from Austria and Slovenia will be equipped with the necessary know- how to actively exploit the export potential in the Mediterranean region for their own company.

Go MED Consulting and Coaching Toolbox

This toolbox is developed according to the needs of Austrian and Slovenian companies to support them in exporting to the Mediterranean region. In addition to the preparation of an export business plan and individual consultations, targeted networking events and delegation trips to countries in the Mediterranean region are also offered.

In order to benefit from this project in the longer term, the successfully developed support structures will be further expanded and intensively used after the end of the project.

Final report MED Internationalisation

Evaluation of studies of existing internationalisation projects

WKO goMED brochure

Export potential Mediterranean

Go MED Newsletter

Use Case

The goMED project, funded under the INTEREG Va Slovenia-Austria program, supported companies from Slovenia and Austria in their internationalization in the Mediterranean region. Two companies, which are also partners in the project, were involved in accompanying the process of entering a new market: Lotrič Meroslovje d.o.o. from Slovenia and Ortner Lüftungs- und Klimaanlagen GmbH from Austria.


ICS Internationalization Center Styria GmbH

Karin Hölbling M.E.S.
Tel.: +43 (0)316 601  776

Christina Rupp B.A.
Tel.: +43 664 81 79 372

The aim of the project is to support Austrian and Slovenian SMEs from all sectors in the program area and to provide individual consulting.

Companies that are part of this project:

  • Receive support in finding cooperation partners in Slovenia
  • Participate in targeted networking events with Slovenian companies
  • Receive further training on the topic of export within the framework of the "Export Academy
  • Are coached and supported on the topic of export
  • The project does not provide immediate financial assistance, but initiates a process. Internationalization requires good preparations: Learning, time and financial planning, and workforce involvement. It is important to get a picture of the current state and needs of the company.

Thanks to our long experience and strong network, we are convinced to offer good support to contributors and to achieve goals together.

Find new business partners in Slovenia!

... and discover a new, attractive sales market.

The brand "Austria" is well known and highly appreciated in Slovenia.

Waiting for you:

  • 2.1 million potential customers and
  • a growing purchasing power
  • coupled with steadily increasing economic growth

In order to provide you with significant support for your export projects, we offer the following services within the framework of the EU project "EXPEDIRE":

Business Partner Search

Send us your search profile and we will start a targeted search for the best business partners for your company. We accompany you during the contacting process and support you in order to initiate a long- term cooperation.

Export Academy

Our demand-oriented export training program consists of:

  • online training and face-to-face modules as well as
  • individual consulting sessions with experts from the field makes you and your company fit for export - to Slovenia and worldwide!

Network Events

We create the perfect platform: Meet potential business partners from your industry at our networking events!


Individual Coaching

In order for your company to really take off in Slovenia, our offer is rounded off by individual consulting and coaching on the subject of export.



Target group of the project are companies (SMEs) interested in exporting from all industries from regions of Austria and Slovenia


ICS Internationalization Center Styria GmbH

Lindweg 33
A-8010 Graz

Karin Hölbling M.E.S.
Tel.: +43 (0)316 601 776

Chamber of Commerce Kärnten

Europaplatz 1
A-9021 Klagenfurt

Neza Einspieler MBA
Tel.: +43 (0)590 904 767

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