INTEgrated REporting for SMEs Transparency, the INTEREST project supported by the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union.

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ERASMUS+ “Knowledge Alliance” projects are meant to pool the proficiency of university partners in the analysis of evidence and the design of effective learning processes with the first-hand understanding of real-world challenges provided by non-university partners. For this reason, the INTEREST project team involves 6 universities and 3 non-university partners representing 7 different European countries.The INTEREST project is open, contact us if you want to contribute or participate with INTEREST!

4 Key groups of participants are involved in the INTEREST project.
The first group of participants is composed of the representatives of the partners in the different work packages, supervisory groups and working groups. Here is how these persons are or will be selected:
  • The activities are allocated to the Steering Committee (SC) and to different work packages’ Supervising Groups (SG), while certain sub-activities in a package can be broken down between Working Groups.
  • The Steering Committee (SC) members, one person on behalf of each partner
  • The SGs and the WGs work as virtual entities through mails and web-meetings usually.
A second participant group represents the main target group of the project: SME managers and accountants who participate in the pilot trainings.
The pilots seminars take place in the last period of the project so there is time to select the undertakings and their representatives for the testing exercise (10 for each university partner).
  • The University partners have rich training curricula in entrepreneurship, so each of them has a large pool of enterprises it had worked with.
  • In addition, a larger SME population is to be addressed through the dissemination activities the partners carry out along the whole implementation of the project.
  • The other partners federate a large number of SMEs and their accountants.
These three sources are sufficient to select and sensitise the necessary number of SMEs to participate in the pilots. They are expected to carry out the pilot real life IR (Integrated Reporting) on their own undertakings.

The third group of participants comes from the second target group of the project:
Master level students in entrepreneurship studies
 are to test the trainings as well (10 at each university partner). These students are future SME CEOs, managers or accountants, so their selection and recruitment seem to be easy to do by their professors. Since they are supposed to report on a company in real life the university is to help them find an SME from the above mentioned pools. The IR exercise can easily be connected to the preparation of the essay, dissertation. This further enhances the level of motivation of the student.

The fourth group of participants is composed of the participants to the multiplier events (30 per university partner).
At those events, the partners invite representatives of large companies (to make them aware about this initiative enhancing the transparency and trustworthiness of their potential future suppliers), SME federations, Chambers of accountants, investors, finance providers, decision-makers on local, regional and national level and, of course, representatives of partner universities or other training providers and last but not least students. These latter are not counted in the 30 participants.
The multiplier events are planned in the last phase of the project (starting from end 2020).

For further information, feel free to contact us:
- via the contact form
- via the coordinator (see in the footer)

See as well:
- the list of the Core Partners
- the list of the Associated Partners
- the list of all the partners


Dr. Péter Soltész and László Varga
BBS - Budapest Business School
29-31 Markó Street,
H-1055 Budapest, Hungary
INTEREST project
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This project has been funded by the ERASMUS + programme of the European Union. The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.