EU Projects - Work in Progress

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The following projects have been presented by the Center under Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and are currently under evaluation..

CRESVECREating Share Value in Europe

CRESVE aims at improving existing knowledge, tools and professionals in managing creation of shared value. Creating Shared Value is a broad field that unifies such terms as business ethics, sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate citizenship, and social innovation— and is attracting more attention than ever before.

According with recent literature approach (Porter and Kramer, 2011), the Creation of Shared Value makes companies able to cooperate with stakeholders in solving social problems. Address a social problem is to possess the ability to solve a complex and multifaceted problem, in a way that is sustainable and effective. To do this it is necessary that those who govern and manage an organization possesses a certain sensibility. This allows CRESVE to narrow down the research activities to the adoption of Creating Shared Value approach that unifies SMEs, large firms (LF), public authorities (PA), social enterprises/NGOs/associations (SE/NGOs) and academia (A).

The basic concept underpinning the CRESVE research and training design was an idealistic model of how creation of shared value approach can be effectively set by organisations at various levels.


EXCELLENS- EXChanging Entrepreneurial Learning and Leveraging academic Expertise Need for Sustainability

EXCELLENS project aims to contribute to foster and strength the competitiveness of firms, especially SMEs using sustainability managerial approach. EXCELLENS acts through the exchange of researchers’ expertise and entrepreneurial experiences that is the first condition to bring benefit from the real economy to academia and vice versa.