IN_DIGIT2EU – Digital based tools aiming at the development of skills for internationalisation Erasmus Project

General information for the IN_DIGIT2EU – Digital based tools aiming at the development of skills for internationalisation Erasmus Project

IN_DIGIT2EU – Digital based tools aiming at the development of skills for internationalisation Erasmus Project
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Project Title

IN_DIGIT2EU – Digital based tools aiming at the development of skills for internationalisation

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2018

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Enterprise, industry and SMEs (incl. entrepreneurship); ICT – new technologies – digital competences; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses

Project Summary

IN_DIGIT2EU project aims to provide to skills for internationalisation to SMEs by providing integrating tool from one side evaluating the readiness for internationalisation and from the other allow access to upskilling path adopted to needs of SMEs. It includes an integrated self-assessment audit tool to test the readiness for internationalisation and a professional training course and additional resources, totaly delivered online, to support the development of skills for the implementation of internationalisation plans in companies.

While EU and EU entrepreneurs strongly recognise the role of internationalisation, companies need to be prepared to face the challenges of internationalisation and involve skilled people, prepared to understand the requirements of these processes and capable to take advantage of the opportunities. Following the financial barriers (54%) and complicated administrative procedures (51%), EU entrepreneurs recognise that they do not have skills to identify and connect with foreign business partners (49%), do not have qualified staff to deal with export (48%), don’t know the rules (46%), don’t know where to find information (41%). While the need for providing qualified staff is clear, SMEs encounter problems in aquiring suitable qualified resources commonly more attracted to big organisations from one side and do not have common access to upskilling pathways in the area that would suit the needs for their staff skills development – especially the limited time and financial resources.

IN_DIGIT2EU project is based on the perception of the need for companies to held skills and competences to face internationalisation, the importance of this skills to support employment, and the constraints that companies face to ensure the availability of these skills. For this, the project proposes the delivery of a self-assessment tool to test the readiness for internationalisation connected with of a Professional Training Course, that provides the opportunity to create training paths adjusted to the companies needs, totally delivered online, suitable for learning in working context and that combines e-learning features with a multi-sensory and interacting approach. Through the Online Platorm tool to be developed, users can not only gather knowledge and develop skills for internationalisation but also interact with users from many other locations, exchanging experiences, discussing opinions and learning with each other.
Composed by 6 partners: Arad CDA (RO), Danmar Computers (PL), Kaunas University of Technology (LT), Technical Institute of Heraklion Chamber (GR), GrantXpert (CY) and E&D Knowledge Consulting (PT), the partnership represents 6 countries of the EU territory: Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Greece, Cyprus and Portugal.

To achieve the objectives of the project, the partnership will develop SMEs needs specific learning solution integrating 5 IOs:
1. IN_DIGIT2EU Self-Assessment methodology and tool
2. IN_DIGIT2EU Training methodology and guide
3. IN_DIGIT2EU Training Toolkit
4. Online platform
5. Best practice guide
During the Piloting experience, in which the partnership will aim the involvement of, at least, 120 participants from the 6 countries of the partnership, participants will have the opportunity to test the resources produced, attend online learning events and develop skills for internationalisation in interactive virtual environment.
t the end of the project, the final users will have available an online tool with a self-assessment tool, a professional training course were they can also learn through webinars and online workshops, and contact with users from other countries.
Based on the research of currently existing gaps the training will cover:
i. international networking
ii. international marketing
iii. business models for internationalisation
iv. e-commerce
v. International Open Innovation Management
As well as revision of the existing contents to systematise them for the purposes of the SMEs training needs

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 234450,43 Eur

Project Coordinator

ASOCIATIA CENTRUL DE DEZVOLTARE ARAD & Country: RO

Project Partners

  • GRANTXPERT CONSULTING LIMITED
  • E&D KNOWLEDGE CONSULTING, LDA
  • KEK TEHNIKES SHOLES EPIMELITIRIOU IRAKLEIOU
  • KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
  • DANMAR COMPUTERS SP ZOO