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31 July 2018 John Moore

Project Type: Erasmus+

Due to changes in the economic environment, demographic change and greater socio-cultural diversity, businesses and organisations are facing a number of challenges and opportunities in effectively managing their day-to-day operations and strategic direction and development.  For example, demographic change is leading to greater age diversity within the workforce of the majority of businesses, where there are now the needs and values of three or four different generations of people to manage.  Similarly, socio-cultural diversity is increasing with the greater movement of people. In turn, this creates a set of different learning and skills development needs and generates the need for innovative responses from external providers of education and training, both in terms of content and methods of delivery. The aim of the Coop-In is to raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges in implementing social innovation at work by developing a Social Innovation Training Kit.  .

The key objectives of this project are to:

  • Analyse the needs of both businesses and the VET community relating to the opportunities and challenges of implementing social innovation at work
  • Support the continuous professional development of VET professionals working with businesses and organisations to implement social innovation
  • Support businesses and organisations in assessing strengths and areas for development in implementing social innovation
  • Provide access to tools for businesses and organisations to assist in implementing social innovation.

Project Duration: 2017-2019


Exponential Training & Assessment- United Kingdom

SFEDI– United Kingdom

Established in 1996, the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) makes a difference through enterprise learning and skills development. It works to support the learning and skills development of prospective and current owner-managers of small businesses and those professionals supporting the development of enterprise and entrepreneurship. We do this in different ways including being the government recognised sector skills body for business enterprise and enterprise support in the United Kingdom.

There are three key elements to the business: research and standard-setting; development and delivery of regulated qualifications; support for continuing professional development amongst enterprising individuals, organisations and communities. Key areas of work and expertise include: the development of occupational standards; the development of qualifications; development of apprenticeship standards; development of bespoke programmes of learning; researching enterprise learning and skills development needs; mapping of business and enterprise support and learning and skills development; strategic reviews; development of enterprise learning and skills resources.

ISQ Formação– Portugal

Institute for Technology and Quality is a Portuguese private and independent organisation, not for profit, founded in 1965, which provides scientific and technological support and promotes ongoing improvement, innovation and the safety of people and property in Industry and Services, with an international presence and vocation, holding branches and companies in more than 40 countries worldwide, ensuring its sustainability and the development of its employees.
ISQ delivers training courses from level 2 (basics) till level 8 (Post-graduation), skills assessments schemes and people certifications, and also several solutions for companies focused on Human Capital Valorisation and “turnkey” training projects. Specialists in technological training in innovative areas for all the working sectors, complementing the scope of technological training with transversal skills and knowledge, including entrepreneurial, pedagogical, behavioural and cognitive domains. Finding and providing alternative learning pathways and flexible training methodologies is part of ISQ strategy and daily activity, which is also the reason why ISQ has been involved in European Projects for more than 20 years.

Trebag Ltd.- Hungary

TREBAG Intellectual Property and Project Management Ltd. (TREBAG) is a SME in Hungary that has been dealing with Erasmus, lifelong learning and other EU projects for over 15 years. The activities of TREBAG have a multidisciplinary character ranging from project foundation to the implementation of results and dissemination. The scope of these activities includes development of vocational training materials and methodologies including e-learning, implementation of technology transfer and innovation chain management, organization and management of various R&D projects, R&D and management consultancy, web development and design among others.

Documenta– Spain

DOCUMENTA is a non-profit  organization working in the field of “applied social research”, whose main aim is the introduction of a model of sustainable local development in Intelligent Territories.

Since its foundation in 1996, DOCUMENTA has consolidated an experienced cross-disciplinary professional team, forged through a methodology of its own, which combines reflection and action around different lines of work. DOCUMENTA’s Strategic Plan establishes the areas such as Territorial Planning and Applied Social Research; Training, Employment and Promotion of Entrepreneur Culture and Euro-Management: Management of European Projects.

Cardet– Cyprus

CARDET is one of the leading research and development centres in the eastern Mediterranean region with expertise in project design and implementation, capacity building, and e-learning. CARDET has completed numerous projects relating to the development of innovation, entrepreneurship and access to the labor market. CARDET leads a country-wide initiative to examine best practices in the ways academia and industry collaborate to support entrepreneurship and promote employability in the local community and the market.

CARDET brings together an international team of experts with decades of global expertise in research, evaluation, entrepreneurship, employability development, professional capacity building, youth empowerment, design thinking, innovation, education and human resource development.

MEATH Partnership– Ireland

Meath Partnership is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for the design and implementation of local, rural and community development programmes in County Meath, Ireland. We specialise in building the capacity of local communities through the design and implementation of a range of projects and programmes tackling persistent incidence of exclusion and disadvantage. We are also responsible for the implementation of the LEADER Rural Development Programme in our territory, and focus on improving the economic, social and cultural quality of life through the creation of sustainable rural communities in County Meath through the provision of capital investment, training opportunities and mentoring support for the development and expansion of micro-enterprises, social enterprise and local businesses.

John Moore has over 20 years experience of training and developing Managers, Coaches, Consultants and businesses. As Managing Director of Exponential Training, John researches, speaks, blogs and writes about how to improve performance. He also designs and delivers engaging, fun and interactive learning programmes. John is a Fellow Chartered Manager and has worked with managers and organisations in over 20 different countries.