Title Learning Boussole Corporate Social Responsibility
Project Number 2009-1-BG1-LEO05-01650
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text With the last economical crisis, it is important for SMEs to enhance skills and knowledge in order to maintain and develop their business. Traditional training modalities are not adapted enough to SMEs. Time, cost and even contents are the difficulties that SMEs are facing in preventing them to attend training. Corporate Social Responsibility is chosen as a global training content in the project because its implementation demonstrates the positive role that SMEs can play in the society, it can help build trust in the business, increase the competitiveness, contribute to discover new market opportunities, as well it is also a response to the ecological, social and economical needs.
Summary Within the project Boussole CSR we transfer the methodology and the contents of a previous project Learning Boussole. The main objective of the project is to update this online tool using the Web 2.0 technologies and develop a European Multilanguage educational platform helping companies and entrepreneurs to get oriented within the Corporate Social Responsibility in different ways: Presentation of best practices in SMEs, which are based on the three fundamental pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. The best practices are selected in 4 axles corresponding to the directions of the compass: marketplace, workplace, local community, protection of the environment; Individual way: people could choose their desired level of information: operational, strategic, documentary; Guided way – participation in groups of interests - find the solution arising from the problem, orientate in the problematics of the Corporate Social Responsibility; Creation of a network which enables the exchange of experience with other enterprises.
The project aims at raising the awareness of Responsible Entrepreneurship in very interactive and collaborative way – learning from the others, presentation of best practices, exchange of experience, groups of interests as well as to contribute to the development of informal learning communities, designing and realizing the Boussole CSR Platform.
There will be an awareness rising seminars at local and international level to widespread the results and promote the Responsible entrepreneurship and its advantages for the companies, the community and the society.
The project is issued from the fruitful collaboration of the European partners working more than 20 years with SMEs and micro-companies, local and territorial authorities on competences of employers and employees management, on CSR and sustainable development. The Chambers of Commerce of Dobrich (Bulgaria) and of Constanta (Romania), the consultancy companies from France, Italy and Spain as well as the inclusion of the social partners as associated partners will increase the expected impact.
Open and distance learning
Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods- and Services-Producing Activities of Households for Own Use
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Other Service Activities
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Product Types website
- European Multilanguage Educational Platform for Corporate Social Responsibilty for SMEs;
- Awareness rising seminars at local and international level to widespread the results and promote the Responsible entrepreneurship.