Partners

Poznań University of Economics

Established in 1926, the Poznań University of Economics is one of the best, oldest and most prestigious economic universities in Poland. The school employs over six hundred academics, including approximately a hundred and thirty professors. The University’s curricula meet the requirements of the global labour market and the EU’s educational standards. Students receive credits in accordance with the ECTS standard. Education is provided in the form of first-, second- and third-level studies, MBA programmes as well as post-master’s degree studies. The University has been awarded the following certificates: accreditation from the State Accreditation Committee for programmes in the faculties of Economics and Management; certificates from the EPOQS Foundation for the Promotion and Accreditation of Economic Education; the ISO 9001:2000 certificate issued by certification company Det Norske Veritas for the Faculty of Commodity Science; high evaluation by the Scientific Research Committee.

Role in the project

PUE is a project promoter who signs up the contract with Commission. PUE is responsible for the content of project and delivering of the results, and coordination of reports as well as financial part of the project. PUE also participates in selecting 15 trainers’ group in PL, training them in strategic management while using virtual games, developing 5 games and piloting them during management training in Pl. PUE collaborates in publishing article and textbook with games and teaching notes. PUE also contributes in disseminating the results and coordinating other activities.

People involved

Maciej Pietrzykowski PhD, is academic teacher, researcher, consultant and trainer at PUE. He is a lecturer in the areas of project management, structural funds, international economics, economic policy, EU economy. His has made a remarkable contribution to the regional and local development in Poland in the context of European integration and international economics, because as a researcher, he takes part in several scientific research concerns local enterprise and entrepreneurship, local development and regional planning. He is an Expert of National Program Foresight Poland 2020 (regional and local development issue), Expert and Assessor of Structural Measures Application by Marshal’s Office of the Wielkopolska Region in Poznań (area of Technical and economic analysis of investment project, regional innovative strategy, R&D infrastructure, technology transfer, information and promotion), TEMPUS Project Coordinator at the Poznań Univeristy of Economics (Fostering Entrepreneurship in Higher Education), Grant Holder and Project Coordinator of Leonardo da Vinci Project (Transfer of experiential and innovative teaching methods for business education). As a senior consultant he is deeply involved in preparation and implementation of project financed different EU programmes in cooperation with various international and Polish partners. Therefore he has remarkable experiences from EU projects.

Barbara Jankowska, PhD at Poznan University of Economics Poland. Academic teacher, researcher, consultant. Lectures area: International Business, Strategic Management, Business Cooperation. Specialization: international competitiveness of firms and industries, internationalization of companies, business clusters. Expert at the Marshall Office of the Wielkopolska Region in the field of Regional Innovation Networks. Activity at Polish Chamber Of Commerce of Importers, Exporters and Cooperation.

Aleksandra Gawel Phd, full professor, university teacher and researcher, works at Poznan University of Economics, Faculty of Management, Department of Microeconomics, Poland. She is alumni of Poznań University of Economics, PhD and habilitation in economy. She is lecturer in the areas of: microeconomics, entrepreneurship, business game, human resource management. She is author or co-author of several monographs and many papers and evaluations related to entrepreneurship, business cycle, labour market, in all over 70. Her research interest includes entrepreneurship as occupational choice, determinants of start’up process, relationship between entrepreneurship and economic growth,  business cycle and labour market situation. She is also expert and member of Poznan Strategy of Development Committee.

ISM University of Management and Economics

University of Management and Economics founded in 1999 is the first private university in Lithuania. It was founded by the Norwegian School of Management. The university offers programmes of all circles as well as executive education. The university has been granted an International Quality Accreditation (IQA) and awarded with the European Credit Transfer System Label (ECTS label). The University serves as an advanced centre of market analysis, advanced management education and training and leading academic thought. ISM monitors education and training innovations and seeks to transfer them into the education and training practises. ISM is actively involved into activities and closely collaborating with a number of international associations such as CEEMAN, Baltic Sea Region University Network, EFMD, ETF, EBEN, PMA, EAIE. ISM is member of the network THENUCE and “EULLearN”. Since 1999 ISM was also involved in the number of Socrates, Erasmus as well as ETF projects.

Role in the project

  • Setting a team of the relevant faculty;
  • Assessing their competence on using ICT in education process;
  • Participating in delivered training;
  • Contributing to the management trainer training curriculum development;
  • Developing 3 games and piloting them during management training in Lithuania;
  • Contributing to the textbook development;
  • Contributing to one article development;
  • Contributing to dissemination of the project results;
  • Contributing and supporting project management;
  • Following and supporting the agreed valorization plan;
  • Preparing and delivering all required interim and final reports on time.

People involved

Assoc. prof. dr. Nerijus Pačėsa has expertise in:

  1. Strategic Management,
  2. Entrepreneurship,
  3. Organizational Design.

Research areas include:

  1. Entrepreneurship promotion and development activities,
  2. Leader's (leadership's) effect on the organization's success and social systems,
  3. Strategy, based on resources and core competencies,
  4. Strategic errors and their influence on the development of organization

PhD. Tomas Sabaliauskas has expertise in: 

  1. Project management and leadership of the project teams (acting as international projects manager (including LdV) since 2005,
  2. Experience in paper writing and editing as well as management training. Writing skills are needed for developing strategic management games,
  3. Development and administration of various IT systems since 2003,
  4. Development and administration of distance learning since 2007.

Mindaugas Jakučionis has expertise in: 

  1. Administrating international projects,
  2. Events coordination, research activities, administrative activities at ISM Research department.

Prof. dr. Asta Pundziene has expertise in 3 main areas directly related with the project aims: 

  1. Project management and leadership of the project team (acting as international projects manager (including LdV) since 1999.
  2. Experience in Vocational education and training (VET) methodology since 1997 and since 2003 – in Vocational education and training of managers.
  3. Experience in paper writing and editing as well as management training. Also she developed her skills on using experiential teaching methods in European Business School in 2005. 

Prof. habil. dr. Petras Barsauskas has expertise in: 

  1. Project management and leadership of the project team (acting as international projects manager (including LdV) since 1999.
  2. Experience in paper writing and editing as well as management training. Writing skills are needed for developing strategic management games. 

Raimonda Alondereiene has experience in:

  1. Administrating international projects.
  2. Experience in management education and writing.

Wielkopolska Chamber of Commerce and Industry

WIPH represents the interests of associated companies, both on the domestic market and abroad. It serves as the guide, advisor and guardian during domestic and foreign contacts. It’s mission is to: support the development of enterprises and to effectively represent their interests, with particular attention devoted to small and medium-sized companies. 

WIPH’s team performs tasks in areas:

  • Engaging in any kinds of business initiatives,
  • Promotion of the region's enterprises, 
  • Bringing partners together, 
  • Conducting commercial negotiations, 
  • Comprehensive organization of promotional missions abroad, participation in fairs and exhibition events, 
  • Providing information and business consulting for domestic and foreign entities under the National Services System network, 
  • Preparing reports on enterprises - running business investigations, 
  • Organization of trainings and seminars, 
  • Legalization of foreign trade documents, 
  • Services tied to European initiatives.

Role in the project

  • Leading selection of enterprises and data for Strategic Management Virtual Games development;
  • Contributing to the Strategic Management Virtual Games development and pilot training of the managers;
  • Contributing to the textbook development;
  • Contributing to dissemination of the project results;
  • Contributing and supporting project management;
  • Following and supporting the agreed valorization plan;
  • Preparing and delivering all required interim and final reports on time.

People involved

Jakub Sitek, 2004 graduate of University of Economics in field of Human Resources Managment. Working in Wielkopolska Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1st September 2005. Responsible inter alia for Program directed to young people and students who want to open their own business.  He participated in CAESAR programme (Eurochambres) as a CSR Advisor in 2006. Finished “Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility – Poland” course supervised by The World Bank and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Poland in 2007, and many other national and international Projects in fields of entrepreneurship promotion, green energy and innovations (main field: cluster building).

Anna Wąsikiewicz - Project Manager - right now in a Project "TOGETHER - partnership for labor market", its goal is to support business in hire policy planning and cooperation with other players on the labor market. Member of Powiatowa Rada Zatrudnienia (County Board of Employment). Expierience in operation with EU funds Projects in matter of finances and administration. 

University of Graz

The University of Graz, which was founded in 1585, is Austria’s second oldest university and one of the largest in the country. Many excellent scientists, amongst them six Nobel laureates, have taught and researched here.

With some 30,000 students and 3,800 employees the University of Graz contributes significantly to the vibrating life of the Styrian capital. Its location in Europe encourages a lively scientific, economic and cultural exchange with South-East Europe, from which not only the city benefits, but also its educational institutions.

Role in the project

  • Delivering training on Strategic Management with using ICT;
  • Contributing to developing Strategic Management Games;
  • Delivering required informatic support;
  • Supervising pilot training of the managers;
  • Contributing to the textbook development;
  • Contributing to dissemination of the project results;
  • Contributing and supporting project management;
  • Following and supporting the agreed valorization plan;
  • Preparing and delivering all required interim and final reports on time.

People involved

Mario Diethart graduated in Environmental System Sciences with focus on geography at University of Graz. His thesis dealt with risk assessment for waste treatment plants in case of flood waters in Styria. Ever interested in sustainability he was part of oikos, the international student organisation for sustainable economics and management. Since 2009 he has been working at the Regional Centre of Expertise Graz-Styria being involved in different projects such as the COPERNICUS Alliance (European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable Development) and other initiatives in the field of Education for Sustainable Development. This includes an e-learning course (European Virtual Seminar, EVS) that focuses on international collaboration for sustainable development among students. Furthermore he tutored the blended learning course “Tourism as Regional Development Perspective” in cooperation with University of Graz and University of Novi Sad, being responsible for communication, assignments and assessment. Currently he is involved in an EU project that aims to develop a Joint Master Degree in “ICT enabled Education for Sustainable Development”, that is to be delivered totally online.

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