Month: February 2018

Context

Context

As the world is changing the EU has to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy so as Member States to achieve employability, sustainability, productivity and social cohesion.

Taking into consideration that more than 99% of all European businesses are SMEs that provide two thirds of the private sector jobs and contribute to more than half of the total value-added created by businesses in the EU, the critical role of SMEs in achieving the Europe 2020 strategy becomes more evident.

Despite this strategy and the hard efforts of Europe to recover from a severe economic crisis, unemployment rates are still high, especially for the countries as Greece 26.5%, Spain 24.5% and Portugal 14.1%. Germany and Italy are less affected since Italy accounts for approximately 73%of GDP and is also the fastest growing segment (The Bank of Italy, Reuters, Kpmg, OECD, ISTAT) and Germany invests EUR 158 billion in new buildings and facilities, representing a share of 27% of the total gross fixed capital formation and 45 per cent of total corporate investment. They employ 29.1 million people, or 68 per cent of the working population.

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Goals

Goals

Perform study visits on leading SMEs to investigate their structure and exchange practices, study visits to SURVIVORs SMEs in partner countries affected by the crisis (PT,PL,IT,GR,ES,BG) and collect the material necessary to create a training programme as a roadmap to success.

A powerful tool will be created as a platform for further development, connection of executives between SMEs, exchange of practices and a flexible learning program that will link the specific needs of SMEs (which will derive from the desk and field research) in terms of internal capabilities, with the training offered, in a way that will allow effective use of resources (people/time) and connect learning with business results.

Target Group

Target Group

Marketing segmentation, target audience, customers care, customer relationship management (CRM) and team building concepts.

SMEs, micro-enterprises, stakeholders and representatives of SMEs, employees, employers and executives, policy makers, educational institutions, chambers and regional and national thematic networks.

Activities

Activities

December 2017 and February 2018
Kick-off meeting to give the official start of the project and Experience exchange on the topic “SMEs in Italy; methods of management and implementation, learning from the best” Italy, GoDesk.

March and April 2018
Experience exchange on the topic “SMEs in Poland; Leading SMEs in practice, problems and solutions” and visit to good practice practitioners in the Polish region, Poland, Euro-idea.

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