Innovative training to promote a sustainable succession in family based SME's

Is this the opportunity to start your company succession process?

Scan your training needs on succession issues

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Succession in family-based SMEs has become a relevant subject in Europe, where more than 90% of the businesses are SMEs, most of them being family-based. The transition of the company ownership from the leader to the heir, if well conducted, is a unique moment in the company’s lifetime to foster innovation and sustainability within the business. Contrarily, if it is mismanaged, it’ll put jobs, suppliers and clients at risk.

The project’s main goal is to design, develop and test learning tools and methodologies, targeted to the actual leaders and their heirs, key-people and other collaborators, in order to support SMEs to face and cross the succession process in a successful way.


The project main goal is to develop an innovative training model, which includes ICT based learning tools combined with coaching and mentoring methodologies, targeted to the actual leaders, their heirs, the key-people who take part decision making process and are responsible for the main functional areas inside the SMEs, as well as their teams, envisaging at supporting family-based SMEs, to go through the succession process in a sustainable way and strengthen the key factor of success anchored in the soft skills. The projects’ outputs widely cover the all family-based businesses. The project will also create capacity within support organizations to train and coach the involved parties.



The outputs foreseen are the following:

• Tools for scanning opportunities and needs to start succession process, scanning training needs and creating awareness;

• Comprehensive training paths/curricula and a contents’ Portfolio on How to Implement a Sustainable Succession in family-based SMEs;

• B-learning on how to implement a Sustainable Succession in family-based SMEs;

• Trainers/coaches resources, consisting in a common methodology on coaching for Sustainable Succession in family-based SMEs, and correspondent support tools for trainers and coaches, including a package for training the trainers/coaches.

All these Outputs will be delivered into 6 different languages of the partnership: Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, Italian and English.

News & Events


3rd meeting 10th and 11th October 2018, Sheffield, UK

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2nd meeting 19th and 20th April 2018, Poznán, Poland

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Kick-off meeting 21st and 22nd November, Leuven

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