Digital Model

MICRO2 Digital Model has a clear goal: developing a resilient digital model for micro-enterprises in rural areas in an innovative manner, one that takes into account the recent paradigm changes and the breakthroughs appeared since.

MICRO2 Digital Model includes:

  1. A thorough mapping of the potential shortfalls in formation for microenterprises in rural settings from both an EU-wide and country perspective

  2. The pinpointing and description of the agents/actors within rural settings with the potential of bringing forward change or stalling digitalisation

  3. The production of a knowledge bank composed of bibliographic references that can be easily accessed and used for further research

  4. The transmission of relevant case studies and good practices at both national and EU level in the field of digitalisation in rural settings

The approach used for this project is quite innovative, since, in order to proper pinpoint, compare, and summarise the previously established areas of improvement – and therefore create materials that address them effectively– the fields of improvement in question will be represented on a two-dimension matrix.

Such system will be designed using the aforementioned EU-produced DigComp/EntreComp framework, more specifically, by associating each identified field of improvement to the corresponding area. Thus, this evaluation assessment will follow a two-pronged approach, taking care of both training areas and competence gaps and the recommended actions from an educational point of view while also considering the most suitable and coherent training area, as determined by the correspondent reference of either framework. Additionally, the fact that the process is supported by EU-supported frameworks such as DigComp holds tremendous promise. Being developed upon such a reliable framework entails an implicit guarantee of reliability and standardisation for the tools, which, consequently, applies to the mechanism and the result themselves. By the same token, the process allows for iteration and escalation for any similar future projects, despite addressing potentially different themes.


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