About the Minesweeper initiative
The Minesweeper initiative promotes the establishment of a friendly regulatory environment for small and medium-sized businesses in Israel.
We obtain valuable information from business owners, entrepreneurs, and the self-employed about areas in which they run up against unreasonable bureaucracy. We study in depth the regulation that causes these difficulties, find examples of more effective and friendly overseeing elsewhere in the world, and promote changes in policy and legislation.
To date, the Minesweeper initiative has dealt with a variety of regulatory issues including tax reporting, licensing and supervision in the food business, imports and standards reform, lowering the bureaucratic burden on daycare centers, small producers, and more. We helped advance several laws in the Knesset and place issues on the economic agenda of the government. We launched several public campaigns that focused media attention on bureaucratic and regulatory difficulties of small businesses, and devised the creative solutions that we promote together with elected officials, the professional staff at government ministries, and organizations in the field.
The campaign to alleviate the bureaucratic burden is a painstaking and complex one, but together we can create a friendlier and simpler environment for small businesses in Israel. Join us and tell us about the places where you encounter bureaucratic anomalies.