RETAIL – Retailers Partnership Promoting Education for the Transition of the Industry Toward Enduring Business Models

RETAIL – Retailers Partnership Promoting Education for the Transition of the Industry Toward Enduring Business Models
Project number: 2019-1-IE01-KA202-051410
Implementation period: 01.09.2019 – 31.08.2021
Assistance program: Erasmus+

Project description

The EU commerce sector comprises 5.5 million companies, employs 29 million people, 18% of those self-employed, and represents 11% of the EU’s GDP. It has a major impact on the economy of the internal market. Retailing is essentially a local business. The majority are Micro and SMEs (95,1% and 4,8%, respectively), employing over the half of the total human resources in the sector. Technological progress, blurring of borderline between sectors (addition of new products and services, financial, telecommunications, travels, etc) and consumer behaviour are currently at the heart of a profound transformation within retail and wholesale. In addition a need is observed to update the traditional business models by integrating new technologies, digitalization of commerce, as well as more sustainable business practices.

Project outputs:

  • O1: Entrepreneurs training package;
  • O2: Youth training package;
  • O3: Intergenerational collaborative training modules;
  • O4: Online cooperative platform.

Partners

Dublin Chamber of Commerce – Dublin, Ireland (coordinator)
Kainotomia & Sia EE – Larisa, Greece
FyG Consultores – Valencia, Spain
Markeut Skills – Picassent, Spain
Danmar Computers – Rzeszow, Poland
Polish Chamber of Commerce – Warsaw, Poland
National Youth Federation Company
Limited by Guarantee – Dublin, Ireland

Website: https://retail.erasmus.site/

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.