E4F Project's PR4 Phase: Public Policy Report and Guidelines for Uptaking Bridging Gender Gaps and Boosting Global Competitiveness

E4F, Femmes Chefs d'entreprise à l'Export hors de l'EU, is a Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission, which brings together 7 partners from 5 different countries (France, Italy, Slovenia, Belgium, Spain).

The PR4 phase of the E4F project has marked a significant milestone, encompassing two critical components that have advanced the project's mission of empowering women-led SMEs and fostering internationalization in the VET environment:

a) E4F Public Policy Report: This comprehensive document serves as a repository of valuable insights gathered during the project's implementation. It consolidates knowledge on internationalization dynamics, strategic management, and female entrepreneurship within VET environments. The report distills the lessons learned, offering a wealth of information that can guide future initiatives in these areas.

b) E4F Guidelines for Uptaking: These guidelines are an invaluable resource that outlines the successful aspects of the project, providing a roadmap for what worked well and areas where improvements can be made. They encompass a wide range of elements, including training organization, communication with target groups, enrolment, classroom management, blended learning, online delivery, learner motivation, and feedback. These guidelines are intended to facilitate the integration of E4F training into organizations outside the partnership, creating a lasting impact.

PR4 marked a significant step forward in terms of innovation and systemic impact, particularly in the domains of ICT, finance, law, and strategic management for global internationalization opportunities. Importantly, it extended the reach of E4F beyond the geographical and temporal borders of the partnership, promoting the transferability and adaptability of project results to other actors in education, training, and policy.

What sets PR4 apart is its commitment to inclusivity. The deliverables, including the E4F Public Policy Report and Guidelines for Uptaking, are available in five languages, ensuring accessibility for a wider audience. They are provided in open access and free versions, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing in the fields of training, consultancy, strategic management, internationalization, SME competitiveness, and female entrepreneurship empowerment.

The project is nearing a successful conclusion, as reflected in the statistics of visits to the OER platform, the massive follow-up of the training courses and the feedback received by users and stakeholders at the many events at which the project has been presented.
All partners actively participated in the meeting, reviewing the latest steps towards the closure of the project and exploring new possibilities for future collaboration.

More information: https://www.e4f-network.eu/