The idea behind MICRO is to develop and deploy Open Educational Resources (open and widely available training content and modules) targeted at micro and craft-type enterprises in rural areas to foster their chances of growth and access to the EU single market and EU opportunities to ultimately enhance their competitiveness. The concept is to promote growth and employment in rural areas by leveraging underutilised EU opportunities and promoting participation in the EU Single Market by microenterprises.
MICRO promotes the development and uptake of (formal and non-formal) learning outcomes using open and innovative training solutions that impact on work methods. MICRO includes a multilingual OER Platform that will be used as a key means to facilitate the adoption of MICRO training solutions across various countries and sectors in the EU.
MICRO supports the development of basic and transversal skills (such as entrepreneurship, ability to operate in the EU Single Market, self-employment) in an innovative way: the innovative method of MICRO relies on its bottom-up and demand driven approach while consolidating on the expertise and experience of VET practitioners and technical experts. The innovative method also relies on the openness of approach in the utilization of results, making MICRO an open platform not only for training and capacity building, but also for networking, cross-border transaction facilitation and match-making throughout the EU for rural microenterprises.
MICRO also supports the integration of digital solutions and ICT in learning, teaching and training by developing, testing and validating and finally deploying at full scale an Open Educational Resource that will allow project results to be readily available outside the realm of the partnership and in other EU entities and countries, especially for microenterprises in rural areas.
Business planning & management skills
Discover our courses on Business planning/budgeting, management skills for rural micro-enterprises.
Building capacity in rural micro-enterprises
Discover our courses on Building capacity in rural micro-enterprises.
Discover our courses on Marketing/promotion and E-commerce for rural micro-enterprises.
Pathways to market
Discover our courses on Pathways to market and customer identification for rural micro-enterprise products.
ICT literacy skills
Discover our courses on ICT literacy skills for rural micro-enterprises.
Discover our courses on Financial management in micro-enterprises.
Access to non-grant finance
Discover our courses on Access to non-grant finance for micro-enterprises in rural areas.
EU programme awareness
Discover our courses on EU programme awareness/grants for rural micro-enterprise.
EU Single Market
Discover our courses on EU Single Market opportunities for rural micro-enterprises.
EU wide tools and resources
Discover our courses on EU wide tools and resources for rural micro-enterprise development.