Experts are increasingly speaking of a renewed impending economic crisis. This crisis will hit the European economy – which has just largely recovered from the previous crisis – particularly hard. This is particularly true for SMEs, often referred to as the backbone of the European economy. Various studies assume that, depending on the country, between 7% and 25% of small and medium-sized enterprises are already in advanced stages of crisis, without having often realised this. The more advanced the stage of the crisis, the more complex and unlikely a successful restructuring becomes.
In response to this, we have developed specific learning resources which will enable SMEs to develop suitable countermeasures. In order to achieve the most sustainable impact possible and to ensure the widest possible use, we have involved HEI and VET organisations, trainers, management consultants and support structures (incubators, chambers e.g.) in the creation of these teaching resources.