Who is behind the Learning Tool?

Seven organisations from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Greece and Italy have collaboratively developed the online learning tool on the topic ‘Digital Transformation’ within the scope of an EU project.

All partners contributed to the success of the project under emcra GmbH’s project leadership. The project management method PRINCE2 was selected for the implementation of the project.

Five partners are equipped with the necessary expertise for preparing the project’s results. They have particular expert knowledge in the following areas: digital transformation and digitalisation, project management, change management, risk management, knowledge management, organisational development and quality management. Furthermore, there is comprehensive knowledge on hand in the areas of occupational training in Europe, e-learning, certification and programming.

The project’s target group, small and medium-sized enterprises, is represented in the project consortium by a chamber of commerce and industry, a chamber of crafts, and a professional association. Together, these represent more than 12,000 potential users of the project results.

You can find more information about the partners below.

emcra GmbH

Germany (emcra.eu)

emcra GmbH is a leading training and consulting company in the areas of national and European funding and in accompanying processes of change. Since 2002 organisations, societies, associations and public institutions have profited from the specialist expertise of emcra’s international team.

As a consulting company, emcra GmbH accompanies its clients to national and European funding, starting with project development through to funding applications and all the way to the successful implementation of funded projects. emcra uses internationally recognised project management standards and has been certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015.

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emcra maintains a focus on the entire organisation as it works alongside its clients helping them with the inherent challenges of change management. Its consulting work focuses on financing/funding, digital transformation, new inclusive leadership approaches, project management and risk management, and the implementation of international standards.

As an approved educational provider, emcra is also involved in vocational and adult education. Its learning opportunities are available throughout Europe and include classroom courses, online courses and a combination of the two (blended learning), as well as inpidually created educational products for clients. You can, for example, use the online project management courses (PRINCE2, Scrum, AgilePM, ITIL) to be certified in accordance with international standards. You can start straightaway here.

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SIGMA BUSINESS NETWORK is a well-established company based in Greece, which operates regionally in the Balkans, Middle East and Europe. SIGMA provides cost-effective consulting and advisory services at both strategic and operational levels to organisations in all business sectors.

SIGMA is one of the most experienced teams in the regional market for risk management, governance and compliance related assignments. It has completed several projects in the energy / oil and chemical industries, as well as in the banking and financial, insurance, information technology, telecommunications, lottery, pharmaceutical, utilities, automotive, transportation and logistics, services and government sectors.

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Its team of field experts is fully qualified for most international and national standards, regulations and legislations. The company uses globally established methodologies and best practices that are customised to the requirements of each client, whether at a local or multinational level in both the private and public sector. It focuses on supporting its customers by providing them with integrated programmes and consulting services in critical areas such as operational risk management, governance, compliance and internal control, resilience management, privacy management, information security management, business continuity management, incident and crisis management, and assessment and auditing services.

Furthermore, SIGMA partners with globally recognised organisations like The BCI (Business Continuity Institute), with world-leading organisations such as Ericsson, Hewlett Packard and Clearview, and is member of highly regarded clusters such as STRATEGIS.

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SIGMA Business Network
Cyprus Project Management Society

Cyprus (cpms.org.cy)

The Cyprus Project Management Society’s (CPMS) main objective is to establish a project management culture and to apply accredited international project management standards, techniques and certifications within Cyprus.

Established in February 2008, the CPMS is a non-profit organisation and an awarded transitional national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). So far, the CPMS has represented the IPMA in Cyprus and promoted its activities, standards and professional training and certifications.

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In addition to its activities related to Project Management methodologies, CPMS facilitates related training events in Cyprus and the certification of experienced professionals with the aim of introducing and transferring to companies and society in general the benefits derived from applying a PM culture.

CPMS also collaborates with other international associations by participating in research in the area of project management. It has been an active partner in EU projects since 2012, contributing with its expertise in project management and planning, financial management and business standards (ISO).

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The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vratsa was established in 1991 in Vratsa/Bulgaria. It is founded on the principles of voluntary membership, autonomy, and independent financing. CCI Vratsa is a non-governmental organisation which maintains, promotes and represents the interests of its members whilst contributing to the development of international economic collaboration.

With its 15 members of staff, CCI Vratsa is a business organisation that serves over 3000 small and medium-sized enterprises in northwest Bulgaria. It is an active member of EEN – Bulgaria, the sector group ‘Intelligent Energy’ within the EEN, the European network ‘Europe Direct’, the Bulgarian technology transfer network, and is the founder of the Vratsa regional academic centre, which is part of a network established by the Bulgarian academy of science.

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CCI Vratsa is a national vocational training centre that is licensed to support over 60 professions and key competencies.

It expects modern enterprises to adapt to industry and market changes and to incorporate new technologies into their company’s culture and routine operations. It expects digitalisation to bring together the power of technology with a culture of change and is looking forward to developing various partnerships in the area of training new digital skills and promoting work-based learning.

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Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vratsa
LVH

Italy (www.lvh.it)

LVH is the regional association for craftsmanship in the South Tyrol region in Italy. Since it was founded in 1989, the association has mainly been involved in representing the interests of crafts to local and regional institutions, other associations and the society in general.

With more than 8,000 members, LVH is the biggest trade association in South Tyrol. LVH offers a wide range of services to its members, including accounting, employee accounting, tax computation, consulting in the area of innovation, legal advice and training courses.

The association is a member of the “Confartigianato imprese”, the Italian national association of craftsmanship and of small business standards (SBS).

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LVH is a project-oriented organisation with more than ten years of experience in managing national ESF-, ERDF- and Interreg-projects, as well as, Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships.

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IBWF e.V. (Institute for Business Consulting, Economic Development and Research) is based in Berlin and is the foremost network for SME consultants.
It is the only association in Germany and Europe that brings together advisory professionals, such as lawyers, tax consultants, auditors, IT consultants and business consultants in an organised, multidisciplinary network.

IBWF is committed to high-quality standards. This means that only consultants who meet specific training and advisory competence criteria may become members of the IBWF network.

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The Institute makes this expertise available to the German ‘Mittelstand’ as a pool of experts.

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LUISS

Italy (www.luiss.it)

LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli – is an independent private university. LUISS offers an innovative educational approach in its Department of Business and Management. LUISS contributes to the development of society through research, education and dialogue with business and institutional stakeholders. LUISS offers both undergraduate and graduate programmes (degree, masters and PhD programmes), an increasing number of which are held in English.

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LUISS Business School develops and promotes research in different academic fields with a focus on innovation, organisation design, digitalisation, corporate governance and performance measurement. It aims to develop people’s cognitive and soft skills, their ability to relate to an international and multiethnic environment, to learn from experience, and to know their own mission and vision for the future. LUISS creates a bridge between the academic and business world through its long-term partnership with the Confindustria Confederation of Italian Industry, where key partners from the corporate, non-profit and public sectors are directly engaged in the co-creation of specific programmes that aim to advance knowledge on management practices.

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emcra GmbH

Germany (emcra.eu)

emcra GmbH is a leading training and consulting company in the areas of national and European funding and in accompanying processes of change. Since 2002 organisations, societies, associations and public institutions have profited from the specialist expertise of emcra’s international team.

As a consulting company, emcra GmbH accompanies its clients to national and European funding, starting with project development through to funding applications and all the way to the successful implementation of funded projects. emcra uses internationally recognised project management standards and has been certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015.

Show more

emcra maintains a focus on the entire organisation as it works alongside its clients helping them with the inherent challenges of change management. Its consulting work focuses on financing/funding, digital transformation, new inclusive leadership approaches, project management and risk management, and the implementation of international standards.

As an approved educational provider, emcra is also involved in vocational and adult education. Its learning opportunities are available throughout Europe and include classroom courses, online courses and a combination of the two (blended learning), as well as inpidually created educational products for clients. You can, for example, use the online project management courses (PRINCE2, Scrum, AgilePM, ITIL) to be certified in accordance with international standards. You can start straightaway here.

Show less

SIGMA Business Network

SIGMA BUSINESS NETWORK is a well-established company based in Greece, which operates regionally in the Balkans, Middle East and Europe. SIGMA provides cost-effective consulting and advisory services at both strategic and operational levels to organisations in all business sectors.

SIGMA is one of the most experienced teams in the regional market for risk management, governance and compliance related assignments. It has completed several projects in the energy / oil and chemical industries, as well as in the banking and financial, insurance, information technology, telecommunications, lottery, pharmaceutical, utilities, automotive, transportation and logistics, services and government sectors.

Show more

Its team of field experts is fully qualified for most international and national standards, regulations and legislations. The company uses globally established methodologies and best practices that are customised to the requirements of each client, whether at a local or multinational level in both the private and public sector. It focuses on supporting its customers by providing them with integrated programmes and consulting services in critical areas such as operational risk management, governance, compliance and internal control, resilience management, privacy management, information security management, business continuity management, incident and crisis management, and assessment and auditing services.

Furthermore, SIGMA partners with globally recognised organisations like The BCI (Business Continuity Institute), with world-leading organisations such as Ericsson, Hewlett Packard and Clearview, and is member of highly regarded clusters such as STRATEGIS.

Show less

Cyprus Project Management Society

Cyprus (cpms.org.cy)

The Cyprus Project Management Society’s (CPMS) main objective is to establish a project management culture and to apply accredited international project management standards, techniques and certifications within Cyprus.

Established in February 2008, the CPMS is a non-profit organisation and an awarded transitional national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). So far, the CPMS has represented the IPMA in Cyprus and promoted its activities, standards and professional training and certifications.

Show more

In addition to its activities related to Project Management methodologies, CPMS facilitates related training events in Cyprus and the certification of experienced professionals with the aim of introducing and transferring to companies and society in general the benefits derived from applying a PM culture.

CPMS also collaborates with other international associations by participating in research in the area of project management. It has been an active partner in EU projects since 2012, contributing with its expertise in project management and planning, financial management and business standards (ISO).

Show less

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vratsa

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vratsa was established in 1991 in Vratsa/Bulgaria. It is founded on the principles of voluntary membership, autonomy, and independent financing. CCI Vratsa is a non-governmental organisation which maintains, promotes and represents the interests of its members whilst contributing to the development of international economic collaboration.

With its 15 members of staff, CCI Vratsa is a business organisation that serves over 3000 small and medium-sized enterprises in northwest Bulgaria. It is an active member of EEN – Bulgaria, the sector group ‘Intelligent Energy’ within the EEN, the European network ‘Europe Direct’, the Bulgarian technology transfer network, and is the founder of the Vratsa regional academic centre, which is part of a network established by the Bulgarian academy of science.

Show more

CCI Vratsa is a national vocational training centre that is licensed to support over 60 professions and key competencies.

It expects modern enterprises to adapt to industry and market changes and to incorporate new technologies into their company’s culture and routine operations. It expects digitalisation to bring together the power of technology with a culture of change and is looking forward to developing various partnerships in the area of training new digital skills and promoting work-based learning.

Show less

LVH

Italy (www.lvh.it)

LVH is the regional association for craftsmanship in the South Tyrol region in Italy. Since it was founded in 1989, the association has mainly been involved in representing the interests of crafts to local and regional institutions, other associations and the society in general.

With more than 8,000 members, LVH is the biggest trade association in South Tyrol. LVH offers a wide range of services to its members, including accounting, employee accounting, tax computation, consulting in the area of innovation, legal advice and training courses.

The association is a member of the “Confartigianato imprese”, the Italian national association of craftsmanship and of small business standards (SBS).

Show more

LVH is a project-oriented organisation with more than ten years of experience in managing national ESF-, ERDF- and Interreg-projects, as well as, Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships.

Show less

IBWF e.V. (Institute for Business Consulting, Economic Development and Research) is based in Berlin and is the foremost network for SME consultants.
It is the only association in Germany and Europe that brings together advisory professionals, such as lawyers, tax consultants, auditors, IT consultants and business consultants in an organised, multidisciplinary network.

IBWF is committed to high-quality standards. This means that only consultants who meet specific training and advisory competence criteria may become members of the IBWF network.

Show more

The Institute makes this expertise available to the German ‘Mittelstand’ as a pool of experts.

Show less

LUISS

Italy (www.luiss.it)

LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli – is an independent private university. LUISS offers an innovative educational approach in its Department of Business and Management. LUISS contributes to the development of society through research, education and dialogue with business and institutional stakeholders. LUISS offers both undergraduate and graduate programmes (degree, masters and PhD programmes), an increasing number of which are held in English.

Show more

LUISS Business School develops and promotes research in different academic fields with a focus on innovation, organisation design, digitalisation, corporate governance and performance measurement. It aims to develop people’s cognitive and soft skills, their ability to relate to an international and multiethnic environment, to learn from experience, and to know their own mission and vision for the future. LUISS creates a bridge between the academic and business world through its long-term partnership with the Confindustria Confederation of Italian Industry, where key partners from the corporate, non-profit and public sectors are directly engaged in the co-creation of specific programmes that aim to advance knowledge on management practices.

Show less