ACT-SME - Accelerating Cross-Border transaction of SME
ACT-SME represents a timely and practical answer to those needs identified at EU level. The objective of ACT-SME is to contribute to the growth and competitiveness of SMEs by developing and deploying innovative and concrete training for SMEs to proactively engage in international markets and cross-border transactions.
ACT-SME includes 8 partners from 6 countries representing the various participants to SMEs’ internationalization process and VET systems: representatives of the target group both as association of SMEs and as international SMEs; public agencies devoted to support SMEs’ internationalization and development; training providers as well as the Third Sector (business associations and NGOs) engaged in promoting international business integration. The partners have the technical, operational and managerial capacity to carry out activities and produce relevant outputs.
ACT-SME is based on a practical operational methodology of gradual staged approach of Development --> Pilot + Validation --> Full deployment --> Mainstreaming and Uptake
ACT-SME is envisioned as a long-term endeavor with immediate and tangible impact on SMEs, their competitiveness and growth in international markets. The OER Platform will allow for open access with no limitation of sort to theACT-SME training and tools. The ACT-SME OER platform will be maintained operational after the end of the project to ensure sustainability and long term impact of the project; the ACT-SME is meant to become not only a source of training tools and solutions for SMEs but also a platform for exchange and intermediation among SMEs and potentially become the platform for cross-border transaction facilitation among firms.