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31 July 2018 John Moore

Project Type: Erasmus+

Companies face several challenges due to changes in labor market trends, such as a trend of labor demand exceeding labor supply in the near future, or the already three different generations (baby boomers, X and Y) present in the labor market augmented with the new generation, so called Gen Z, recently entering the job market with whole new expectations, and so little known about.

The two main target groups for IGEN companies who already, or will employ Gen Z employees, and members of Gen Z. The project seeks to develop a solution designed to meet the needs of both young people and employers. The aim is to help employers and young people to implement new ways to cooperate and to perform. The project will produce several outputs.
The first output will be methodology providing methods, tools and best practices for SMEs to create an attractive, supporting and retaining working environment.
The second output will be the Mentor training, developed based on our surveys of European SMEs and demands of Gen Z.
The third output of the project is a soft skill training material produced for members of Gen Z, based on the company survey and further research, prepared in a form adjusted to learning ways of Gen Z. This will help young employees to be more prepared for, and more confident and content at work, more assertive and able to solve problems due to understanding the demands of the job market and the working styles of older generations.

Project Duration: 2016-2019

i-GEN Partners:

Exponential Training (ETA) is a vocational education, training supplier operating in over 50 different countries worldwide and specialises in the following areas:

  • Development and delivery of online, distance and blended learning programmes awarded by the Chartered Management Institute;
  • Development and management of online learning platforms;
  • Delivery of vocational qualifications for managers, SME owners and business coaches.


Founded in 1906, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS) is one of the leading life sciences universities in Central Europe. The large and constantly developing campus offers excellent opportunities for education and research. The CULS offers higher education in six faculties such as the Faculty of Economics and Management and one institute – the Institute of Education and Communication. (https://www.pef.czu.cz/en/)


Trebag Intellectual Property and Project manager Ltd is a Hungarian private company and living lab with huge network locally and regionally among stakeholders and actors in adult education.

TREBAG has been a significant actor in the field of adult education with main focus on youth and gamification. It has a great stock of experience, know-how and contacts in this field including:

  • developing digital education tools for students in the field of entrepreneurship and agriculture (Plentis, SZITU, OpenInn)
    • developing fitness materials for students (HEB-VET);
    • non-formal and informal adult education;
    • managing projects in the field of LLP.


DEKAPLUS Business Services, since its formation in 2006, has been providing consulting services to SMEs on introducing and applying innovative and good practices in order to increase their productivity, competitiveness and sustainability outlook, while maintaining or upgrading the quality of their products or services.

DEKAPLUS core business services revolve around management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001, HACCP, OHSAS 18001, BRC etc). A management system is framework of policies, processes and procedures used by an organization to ensure that it can fulfil all the tasks required to achieve its objectives. Furthermore, professional training is offered to develop the human resources skills and competences.


MC 2020 is created in 2014 from the initiative of a group of professionals with wide and recognized experience in the fields of social research, education and business management. Thus we materialized 10 years of networking and professional experience in a common entrepreneurial project, bringing together specialists in the fields of sociology, history, economy and education.

MC2020 activity focuses on 4 key elements:

– Research: social research; business feasibility and entrepreneurship support; socio-economic analysis at sectoral and inter-sectoral level; and cultural studies.
– Projects development: design; monitoring and evaluation; capacitation and competences development; technical support.
– Networking: professional and organisations networking service.
– Internationalization: translation, interpretation and internationalization support services.


Porto Polytechnic is the largest and one of the most dynamic polytechnic schools in the country, emerging as first in the Polytechnic ranking and, along with other major Universities, it is placed in the upper segment of the higher education national ranking. IPP involves more than 20 R&D units, and is the best positioned in international scientific rankings in Portugal.

The School of Accounting and Administration of Porto (ISCAP) is located in S. Mamede de Infesta (Matosinhos), very close to the IPP Campus, offering its 4000-strong student population a range of innovative programmes (6 undergraduate courses including Tourism Management, 8 Master courses including Internationalization and Entrepreneurship, and others).


INNEO – Creative Development Studio is the association acting in Rzeszow. INNEO was founded on the initiative of 20 people who decided to work for the education, culture and social development. For nearly two years prior to the registration, INNEO acted as simple association, carrying out activities such as lectures, workshops and classes on a variety of topics. The main objective of the association is to provide education, training and research for social and economic development. The staff of INNEO consists of members with knowledge and experience in various fields e.g. culture and art, science and entrepreneurship. Despite that INNEO is a new association, it has a network of contacts, both on local and international level.


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.