EBSME-European Business in SMEs

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Giovanni Cervioni
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Part One

TNAM Initiative / project description

Title

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EBSME-European Business in SMEs

Description

Description

EBSME Project concerns the transfer from parents to children or outside the family. VET institutes have almost no part in this process while the elements of this process are important study subjects in vocational education: economics and tax regulations, business administration, social communication within the family, management, marketing and business strategies and above all the target group is in those colleges. Parents aims continuation of their business within the family, withdraw from their business with good feelings and have a pension. Transfers within the family decrease in some other countries while in some other countries the transfer is hindered or slowed down by parents who cannot let go their company. The need for preparation is clear because transfers may cause troubles within the family, participants are not well informed about administration / tax and many companies close down without any transfer and with loss of employment and investments. EBSME Project develops and test a programme for colleges and organisations to prepare entrepreneurs and their successors for the transfer of the company.

Keywords / TAGS
Labor market
Lifelong learning
Higher education
Enterprise, SME
Vocational guidance
Continuous training
Open and distance learning

Coordinator contact details

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cbe@cbe.be

Coordinator Country

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Germany, Belgium, Holland, Poland, Austria, Italy

Coordinator Region (NUTS code)

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Partners

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SMEs, Trainers, Families, Vocational training agencies.

Theme

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  • Continuous training
  • Enterprise and SMEs
  • Vocational guidance
  • Others

Target Groups

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  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Teachers
  • Trainers
  • Careers officers
  • Other

Type

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Sector

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  • Administrative and Support Service Activities
  • Education
  • Other Service Activities
  • Others

Educational sector

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  • Other sectors of adult education

Year

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additional info if needed

Language

Your Project language (ISO 639-2)
eng
Languages you will look for
eng

Part Two

TNAM results

1. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Business Advice and Guidance training for women Entrepreneurs
Hyperlink
    http://badge-project.eu/
Comments/Description
    he aim of the BADGE project is to transfer and adapt an innovative support program „Diversity in Business Workshops.” Developed in the UK it will be transferred to seven new countries (BG, CY, EL, HR, PL, LT, RO). The purpose of the transfer is to strengthen the position of women entrepreneurs in the face of a difficult economic situation, so they start their own business and improve their language and communication skills. BADGE aims to transfer and adapt an innovative support programme – Diversity in Business Workshops – developed in the UK, and that will enable female start-ups experiencing double-disadvantage to gain valuable soft skills and competences to assist them starting up their own business. The purpose of the transfer is to strengthen the position of women entrepreneurs in the face of a difficult economic situation, so they start their own business and improve their language and communication skills. The purpose of the detailed study of the target group conducted within the project’s framework is to prepare all tools responding to diverse needs of women in each of the partner countries. The next step is to adapt “Diversity in Business Workshops” into business tools and a training program for business advisors in partner countries. The developed tool will be tested by 160 women across the whole partnership. Furthermore, the target group will receive access to an e-learning platform and all supporting materials in their native language. The project will be realized within two years

2. LLP project or related resource

Title
    ESPA EST 2.0. BUSINESS SPANISH FOR SMES
Hyperlink
    http://www.espa2.eu/
Comments/Description
    ESPA 2.0 project provides high quality didactical materials enabling open and distance learning of business Spanish, as well as innovative communication tools facilitating contacts between SMEs from Eastern and Central Europe with Spanish companies. It is based on a successful previous project ESPA EST, transfers its best practices to new countries and develops new useful products. The ESPA 2.0 Project was based on results, practices, experience and products created in the process of the ESPA EST Project implementation in 2005-2007. ESPA EST Project was realized within the framework of Leonardo da Vinci Project by partners from Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. It resulted directly from the fact of UE expansion to new East European countries. The first challenge was to introduce and promote new opportunities of business contacts for SME sector between Western and Eastern Europe, including Spanish-speaking world. Apparently, business contacts between Spain and Middle-East Europe are developing well, but in many cases lack of knowledge of Spanish language poses an obstacle for their dynamics. The solution to this important problem, proposed in projects ESPA EST and ESPA 2.0 is: to create materials and tools for learning Spanish which would simultaneously be used for business purposes. The impact of the project on target groups and sectors in short term have been visible mainly in development of language skills and access to useful business information. In long term it will result in increased competitiveness and mobility of end-users on labour market. The impact on geographical areas have been, in short term, presented by increase of international private and professional contacts and in long term by increase of business exchange and improvement in cohesion of European market. Due to several dozens of economic similarities among Spain and countries from the East, the entrepreneurs found an economic niche of cooperation and the ESPA 2.0 project is the greatest supporter for them to start the cooperation and find a new business partners.

3. LLP project or related resource

Title
    TitleSME 2.0 – PROACTIVE NETWORKING IN THE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT OF EUROPEAN SMEs
Hyperlink
    http://www.smepro.eu
Comments/Description
    The SME 2.0 project transfers the comprehensive methodology – the innovation of the LdV project SMELearning – into a proactive networking of European SMEs, in which they will be able to utilize the business potential of the newest web 2.0 and networking technology offered by the digital age. Small and Medium Enterprises are acknowledged all over the world as the drivers of economic growth. The “Small Business Act” for Europe reflects the Commission’s political objective to recognize the role of SMEs in the European economy.
    During the last years the new networking technology (based on Open Source web 2.0 applications) offers effective tools for SMEs, to gear up their professional and business activities from the productive teamwork up to effective online marketing. However the delivery of this knowledge should be more effective by using the networking tools the content is talking about, by establishing an environment for “learning by doing”.
    SME 2.0 consortium will establish online training for European Small and Medium Enterprises based on the transferred methodology from SMELearning LdV project (www.smelearning.eu ), with strong focus on the special characteristics and needs of the SMEs. Target groups: managers, employees, owners of European SMEs, teachers and trainers of VET, e-learning providers, policy makers. Our vision is to reach the target group directly involving them into this collaboration. The target country is Hungary, but the results will be utilized in all partner countries.

4. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Women’s E-Business Enterprise Learning Project
Hyperlink
    http://www.thewomensorganisation.org.uk/e-business-enterprise-learning
Comments/Description
    The Women’s E-Business Enterprise Learning (E-BEL) project will help women entrepreneurs to better use information and communication technologies (ICT) to promote innovation and improve their business competitiveness. This project sought to address Europe’s need for:
    1. More women entrepreneurs and more women to create and grow small businesses.
    2. More ICT capable, competitive, innovative and productive small businesses.
    3. Quality and relevant enterprise learning and support systems for women so that they can tackle current economic and technology challenges.
    This project will develop an innovative learning model to address these needs. It builds on an existing learning model for women creating & developing small businesses developed by The Women’s Organisation. It will adapt and improve this model of learning to integrate ICT capability and e-business activities with business planning and strategic development processes. The aim is to improve women-led SME innovation and competitiveness through improved ICT capability and increased e-business activities, where e-business is ‘the productive use of ICT to support both internal and external business processes’.

Part Three

CB4LLP Action Plan

Useful ideas

EBSME Project concerns the transfer from parents to children or outside the family. VET institutes have almost no part in this process while the elements of this process are important study subjects in vocational education: economics and tax regulations, business administration, social communication within the family, management, marketing and business strategies and above all the target group is in those colleges.

Stakeholders

SMEs, Trainers, Families, Vocational training agencies.

Partnerships

Other

Solutions

EBSME develops and test a programme for colleges and organisations to prepare entrepreneurs and their successors for the transfer of the company.

General

Particular

Internal

Regular meetings with the partners:
– Skype, Adobe Connect
– partner meetings
– emails
– communication platform

External

WEBMAIL, Public conferences

Educational Sector

DVD
website
modules
material for open learning
teaching material
program or curricula

Non educational

Equipment

Systems for quality monitoring

Quality has been monitored by the WP leader, who constantly kept an eye on implementation and communicated with all partenrs.

Systems to document taken actions

Part Four

CB4LLP Impact analysis

Useful ideas


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