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Top Tips for Young people starting out on their entrepreneurial journey!

2021-08-23T11:59:23+00:00

Motivation can wean over time, so use it to the max As businesses grow, so too can the mistake or the hurdles, these are two things that can be detrimental to motivation and perseverance. So, it is imperative to use that youthful motivation to its maximum in the first few years of business. That way, you can score some quick touchdowns to keep you ahead of the game if things ever do slow down. Flexibility It’s more difficult to make drastic changes the more settled you get. Property, investments, tax commitments, family — all of these things can contribute to slowness [...]

Top Tips for Young people starting out on their entrepreneurial journey!2021-08-23T11:59:23+00:00

An Exciting Progressive Sector that is Changing the Irish Landscape

2021-06-25T11:59:44+00:00

Irish and European Digital Social Innovators are already progressing and changing the European landscape creating ideas for change through digital technologies which have disrupted and will continue to transform the wider social innovation sector as we face a whole new world post Covid-19.  Check out Module 1 Introduction to Digital Social Innovation where you will learn about the different youth opportunities in the realm of digital social innovation putting the spotlight on some young people who are leveraging the power and potential of digital social innovation to change their communities, regions, and indeed the world!   Some YDSI Definitions First https://youtube.com/watch?v=DSijSS7MKN4&feature=oembed [...]

An Exciting Progressive Sector that is Changing the Irish Landscape2021-06-25T11:59:44+00:00

Mission Marketing, How Young People In Ireland and Reaching Hearts and Minds

2021-06-25T11:59:45+00:00

Irish Young People are using Mission Marketing to Reach the Hearts and Minds of their customers, users and communities. Check out Module 6 Marketing Young Digital Social Innovation where you will learn how young people from Ireland and across Europe have used the power of digital storytelling and mission marketing to impact and advance their projects. Learn the skills they used and what they considered when developing some of the most motivating and engaging stories. You will learn the technologies that are available to tell your stories and bring your brand to life. Story telling is a powerful tool for inspiring [...]

Mission Marketing, How Young People In Ireland and Reaching Hearts and Minds2021-06-25T11:59:45+00:00

Young People are Leading the Way, and This is How They Are Doing It

2021-06-25T11:59:46+00:00

Irish Young People are using Design Thinking to lead the Way in Digital Social Innovation. Design Thinking is perfect for developing a social innovation idea because it allows high impact solutions to come to life. It specifically helps social entrepreneurs be more innovative, be able to differentiate themselves, bring their innovations to market faster. Our world is changing more rapidly now than perhaps ever before, making staying ahead of the innovation curve even more critical. Check out Module 3 Mastering & Implementing Design Thinking where you will learn how young people from Ireland and across Europe have integrated the needs of people, [...]

Young People are Leading the Way, and This is How They Are Doing It2021-06-25T11:59:46+00:00

Åbo Akademi University

2021-06-03T09:55:14+00:00

Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) located in Turku and Vaasa, Finland, is an internationally acknowledged research university with an extensive responsibility for preserving the Swedish educational and cultural heritage as the only Swedish-speaking multi-disciplinary university in Finland. Due to the Swedish language and the university’s location on the South-West and West coast, ÅAU also serves as a bridge for collaboration in research and education between Finland and other Nordic states. ÅAU employs 1,200 staff and provides high quality education to 5,500 undergraduate and 780 postgraduate students, of whom 500 postgraduate students (64%) are awarded Masters Degrees and around 70 students (9%) graduate with Doctoral degrees per [...]

Åbo Akademi University2021-06-03T09:55:14+00:00

Literature review

2021-05-06T10:57:53+00:00

Within the CSR-Ready project, UIIN has conducted a comprehensive literature review over businesses Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR) practices. First, the literature review started with the identification of perceived benefits and barriers for businesses in the CSR application. Most relevantly, in terms of benefits, the literature often identifies cost and risk reduction, competitive advantage, legitimacy and reputation as the main drivers for CSR implementation. Barriers are more sector-specific and also appear differently depending on the country. Further, the review zeroed in on the drivers for the implementation of CSR in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. Nonetheless, it has been [...]

Literature review2021-05-06T10:57:53+00:00

Impressions on the Literature

2021-05-06T10:02:22+00:00

A prerequisite for the successful implementation of a project is comprehensive research. This is exactly what we are currently doing – we identify and analyse existing academic and practical work on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in SMEs. We would like to learn more about the status quo of CSR in SMEs and find out what obstacles SMEs face when implementing CSR. Furthermore, we are looking for best practices that can provide inspiration and motivation for a successful implementation of a CSR strategy. We, thevisionworks, have a particular focus on IO3, the development of a self-assessment for SMEs on CSR readiness. By [...]

Impressions on the Literature2021-05-06T10:02:22+00:00

Newsletter: Global challenges

2021-05-06T10:02:23+00:00

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Newsletter: Global challenges2021-05-06T10:02:23+00:00

Walking the walk…. A small organisation’s experience of CSR

2021-05-06T10:02:24+00:00

EUEI offices are located in a modern new build with the highest levels of insulation and efficient heating, powered by on-site solar energy panels. Resource use is kept to an absolute minimum with no photocopier, use of recycled printer and toner for printing and a limit of 1 ream of paper per month strongly encourages judicious printing and maximises paper reuse. For local and international travel, use of public transport is prioritised. We endeavour to miminise international travel as part of our project delivery and are trialling a unique “one meeting” project approach, which if successful will be rolled out on [...]

Walking the walk…. A small organisation’s experience of CSR2021-05-06T10:02:24+00:00

Newsletter: Analysis of CSR among SMEs at the international level

2021-05-06T10:02:24+00:00

The analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) among SMEs at international level is the starting point of the CSR-READY project. This exercise will provide information on the benefits derived from CSR for the activity of SMEs and their environment, the challenges faced by SMEs that implement CSR, whether SMEs that specifically apply CSR tools have any special or different characteristics, etc. The aim is therefore to obtain in-depth knowledge on the state of CSR in SMEs in the different countries participating in the project, from which to create a tool that facilitates the self-diagnosis of CSR in SMEs and its promotion. [...]

Newsletter: Analysis of CSR among SMEs at the international level2021-05-06T10:02:24+00:00
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