Looking back and forward to improve data management skills in European SMEs

Final Conference of the project DataSkills4SMEs

Brussels, 24 Nov. 2022, 13h00 – 18h00

Regional representation office of Emilia-Romagna Region (I) in Brussels

Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Bruxelles

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  We are pleased to present the Final Conference of the European Commission-financed project DataSkills4SMEs! The event will occur on November 24th in Brussels at the Regional representation office of Emilia Romagna Region, in Rue Montoyer 21. This project has as its main objective the guidance and orientation of SMEs toward the implementation of innovative learning methods for the SMEs Staff across Europe to deal properly with advanced data management, e.g. Online Sales, Cyber Security, Customer Relationship Management tools and data management for a dematerialised office – linked to the digital transformation and the related need to continuous up-skill and re-skill employees and employers of Small and Medium Sized enterprises. Join us in this unique event, where you will have the chance to discuss with the other participants about the future of digital skills among SMEs and how this will affect the market! Come to share your expertise and point of view on how you think would be the best way to manage the digital transition and the impact it has on SMEs all around Europe!


H 13:00 – 14:00 Welcoming buffet


H 14:00 – 14:45  Opening of DataSkills4SMEs Final Event

Mrs. Lorenza Badiello

Director of the Delegation to the EU of Emilia Romagna Region

Mr. João Santos

Senior Expert VET Policies at European Commission, DG EMPL (tbc)

Mr. Stefan Moritz

Secretary General of European Entrepreneurs CEA – PME


H 14:45 – 15:30 Project presentation

Mr. Marc Dönges, Deputy Head of Mittelstand-Digital at Der Mittelstand.BVMW – Orientation and guidance on Cybersecurity for SMEs

Mrs. Isabella Condino, EU Project Manager at CONFAPI – Orientation and guidance on Paperless Office for SMEs

Mr. Hannes Dangl, EU Project Manager at ÖGV – Orientation and guidance on Customer Relationship Management for SMEs

Mrs. Marta Sponsiello, Researcher at Scuola IaD, the e-learning center of Tor Vergata University (Rome) – evaluation of the pilot tests


H 15:30 – 15:45 Networking Coffee break


H 15:45 – 16:00 Mr. Arthur Treguier
Policy Assistant – Digital Economy, Recovery Plan and Skills, DG CONNECT


H 16:00 – 17:00  Experts panel on the future of digital skills development for SMEs

Mr. Stephan Blahut – Secretary General of Österreichischer Gewerbeverein (Austrian Business Association) and Treasurer of European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME

Mr. Samir Cheeria – Training Expert at EVBB, the European Association of Professional Training Providers

Mr. Arthur Treguier – Policy Assistant for Digital Economy, Recovery Plan and Skills, DG CONNECT

Mrs. Justina Bieliauskaite – Projects Manager at European Digital SME Alliance (tbc)

Prof. Massimo Giannini ­– Full Professor of Political Economy at University of Rome Tor Vergata

Mr. Stefan Moritz – Secretary General of European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME

Moderator: Mrs. Giorgia Morossi – Project Manager DataSkills4SMEs


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