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  1. 1. sme2.prompt.hu Proactive Networking in Business Management of European SMEs LLP-LdV-TOI-2011-HU-012December 2011 1st issueSME 2.0 – PROACTIVE NETWORKING IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT OF EUROPEAN SMES LLP-LDV-TOI-2011-HU-012 Welcome Welcome everybody in our first electronic newsletter which aim is to inform about the SME CONTENT 2.0 project activities. This 24 months long project is a collaboration of 10 WELCOME ......................................................................... 1 partners from four countries. The “transfer of KICK-OFF MEETING IN BUDAPEST.................... 1 innovation” will ‘valorize’ the results of two earlier successful LdV projects: SMELearning and TENEGEN PROJECT AS A BEST PRACTISE ..... 2 TENEGEN. COSME PROGRAMME FOR THE Small and Medium Enterprises are acknowledged all COMPETITIVENESS OF ENTERPRISES AND SMES ................................................................................................ 2 over the world as the drivers of economic growth. The economic importance of SMEs is declared in the PROJECT BASICS ......................................................... 3 European initiatives, but their limitations regarding the innovations are reported in the related studies. In spite of this fact even the new generation of SME 2.0 project will transplant the methodology entrepreneurs (Net Generation) is not fully aware of into living and sustainable e-learning practice by the business potential of social networks, online generating online, knowledge sharing community. collaboration, and communication tools. SME2 Team The aim of the project is to transform the http://sme2.prompt.hu comprehensive methodology, the innovation of the LdV project SMELearning into a proactive networking of European SMEs, in which they will able to utilize the business potential of the newest This issue were published by: Prompt, Hungary web 2.0 and networking technology offered by the Editor: Mária Hartyányi digital age. Copyright © SME2 ConsortiumKick-off meeting in BudapestThe Kick-off meeting of the project was arranged in Hungary, organized bythe project coordinator (P0-Prompt) in Budapest at 18-20. November 2011.Key issues were as follows:• Partners introduction, and their interest in the project• Introduction of the donor projects SMELearning (DEIS), TENEGEN(Prompt)• WP-s general overview, presentations of the WP leaders•IPR issues – consultation and decisions on IPR (IPR issues have not beenagreed yet, the next partnership meeting will clarify these issues)• Introduction of the project management methods, the rules of financialreports and the usage of the project portal• Discussion of WP2 activities (needs-analysis) and prepare for WP3• Agreement of the survey target groups, purpose, number of questions,translations, participant countries and planned number of participant SMEs.• Determination the deadline for the following tasks: needs-analysis draftversion, final version, translations, survey development on the portal,survey carry out among the SMEs, Needs-Analysis report.Following tasks:• Next meeting: 17-18 May 2012.• WP3: development of curriculum content This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Page 1 of 3
  2. 2. sme2.prompt.hu Proactive Networking in Business Management of European SMEs LLP-LdV-TOI-2011-HU-012December 2011 1st issueTenegen project as a Best Practise TENEGEN, one of the donor projects for SME 2.0 was selected among the BEST PRACTICEs in the LLL Programme in the category of "Skills and competences of VET teachers, trainers and tutors" "These projects are helping Europe along the path to meeting its 2020 targets for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. They are fostering new ideas and innovations that are vital as Europe faces up to the challenges of acompetitive global environment. As Victor Hugo once wrote, "An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an ideawhose time has come."To learn more, please visit the "Education & training" website of the European Commission.The list of the selected projects in this category is available here.The project leader, Prompt is very proud of this result and thank for all members of the consortium who put themaximum of their professionality into the very heavy, two years long collaboration. TENEGEN community will continuethis collaboration in order to "... connect the teachers to reach and teach the Net Generation" all over Europe.COSMEProgramme for the Competitiveness ofEnterprises and SMEs The new Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small andMedium-sized Enterprises (COSME) will run from 2014 to 2020, with a plannedbudget of €2.5bn (current prices).Objectives • facilitating access to finance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) • creating an environment favourable to business creation and growth • encouraging an entrepreneurial culture in Europe • increasing the sustainable competitiveness of EU companies • helping small businesses operate outside their home countries and improving their access to marketsCOSME will: • ensure continuity with initiatives and actions already undertaken under the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP), such as the Enterprise Europe Network, building on results and lessons learnt. • continue the many successful features of the EIP, while simplifying management of the programme to make it easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses to benefit. • support, complement and help coordinate actions by EU member countries. COSME will specifically tackle transnational issues that – thanks to economies of scale and the demonstration effect – can be more effectively addressed at European level.Expected results • easier access to finance for entrepreneurs and small businesses • more prominent role for self-employment and business development as important sources of growth and job creation • in individual EU countries: a more competitive industry, more entrepreneurs and higher employment rates. read more… This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Page 2 of 3
  3. 3. sme2.prompt.hu Proactive Networking in Business Management of European SMEs LLP-LdV-TOI-2011-HU-012December 2011 1st issueProject basicsAcronym: SME 2.0Title: SME 2.0 – Proactive Networking in Business Management of European SMEsDuration: 1.October 2011 – 30. September 2013Action type: Transfer of InnovationProgramme: Leonardo da Vinci – LLL SubprogrammeParticipating countries: Hungary, Italy, Ireland, United KingdomWebsite: http://sme2.prompt.huContact: Mária Hartyányi, Prompt-G Educational Centre for Informatics, HungaryE-mail: maria.hartyanyi@prompt.hu, skype: hmaria718PartnershipPROMPT PROMPT-G Education and Training Centre for Information Technology HU www.prompt.huDEIS Cork Institute Of Technology in Ireland IE www.cit.ieNYME University of West Hungary (Faculty of Economics) HU www.nyme.huCAPDM CAPDM Ltd. EN www.capdm.comAICA Assotiation of Italian Information Technologie IT www.aicanet.itSZIGSZ Széchenyi István Secondary Grammar and Comprehensive School HU www.szechenyi.huTREBAG TREBAG Ltd. HU www.trebag.huLIBETRA Libetra Service Ltd. HUVART VisionArt Europe Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft HUWireSpider WireSpider Ltd. HUTarget groups ⇒ managers, employees, owners of European SMEs., ⇒ teachers and trainers of vocational education; ⇒ policy makers ⇒ European e-learning providers.Objectives ⇒ SME 2.0 Multilingual Open Learning Platform with constructivist approach, with project based ìlearning by doing methods. ⇒ e-learning course for SMEs that enables them to utilize the open source web 2.0 applications in their business management ⇒ four e-learning modules (Information and knowledge management, Project management, Online marketing Human resource management) for developing their advanced digital competencies in practice oriented approach. ⇒ proactive Networking Platform of European SMEs which supports a heavy collaboration and knowledge sharing among ⇒ disseminate the results all over Europe.Work-packagesWP1 Project managementWP2 Systems Analysis and Design of the Transfer of Innovation, needs-analysisWP3 SME 2.0 Course design by adapting the donor productsWP4 Implementation of SME 2.0 course content and the SME 2.0 Proactive Networking PlatformWP5 Implementation of SME 2.0 modulesWP6 PilotsWP7 Develop EU dimension of SME 2.0 PNP based on ECVET, EQFWP8 EvaluationWP9 Dissemination and valorisationImpactThe project would contribute to the general and specific objectives of LLL programme, to the LdV priorities by creatinga sustainable community of practice of SMSs in order they should create successful business management motorizedalways by the newest information and communication technology This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Page 3 of 3

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