IT Solutions for All joined the online Kick-Off meeting of SWIFT SME
Smart Working: Innovative & Flexible Training for SMEs, a project co-financed by Erasmus+ Programme
The European Commission acknowledged the pressing need to make SMEs competitive and resilient by providing them with ICT solutions and practices to implement Smart Working. Not only is this transition an absolute necessity, but it also constitutes an opportunity, as it allows businesses to increase their efficiency and improve their employees' working conditions (Eurofound/ILO)
The SWIFT project stands as a concrete response to the pressing need of equipping SMEs with new, innovative and "agile" business models.
SWIFT specifically targets this most vulnerable yet essential segment of European economies to bridge the skill gap and make SMEs more flexible, responsive, efficient and thus able to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis and in the post-pandemic world.
SWIFT will capitalise on the valuable experience of its consortium partners to provide SMEs with skills, competences and tailored solutions to successfully implement Smart Working arrangements. In particular, partners will carry out the following activities:
a) Develop the SWIFT OER Platform, a repository of knowledge accessible to all, free of charge, in full Open Access mode and in multilingual versions (DE, EN, IT, RO, ES)
b) Develop a shared methodology for the mapping of current trends, threats and opportunities (including technical, operational and human resource implications)
c) Develop the SWIFT training courses, handouts, operational tools and guidelines for European SMEs to adapt and implement Smart Working so as to stay afloat, be more responsive, efficient and competitive, all the while improving the work-life balance of their employees.
d) Deliver the training to 120 target groups and collect feedback to fine tune the material created
e) Develop guidelines to facilitate the uptake of SWIFT and its mainstreaming in VET and SME ecosystems
f) Put forward policy options to promote Smart Working and competitiveness of SMEs
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