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SME-DE Informational Meeting in Varna

SME-DE Informational Meeting in Varna

SME-DE Informational meeting was held on 30.03.2016 in Varna, Bulgaria. The aim of the meeting was to acquaint local stakeholders with the project results, as well as the Deliberative Engagement Guide and the Executive Education Training developed under the project. more

04 Apr 2016

See the live streaming from our Webinar: ...

See the live streaming from our Webinar: Complexity Engagement - How to engage with stakeholders on complex issues?

On the 9th of February 2016 the SME-DE project partners presented and discussed their research results with an engaged public from around and outside Europe. You can watch our final webinar conference and download presentations from the webinar at  where you can also see the interesting key note speech from Edward Andersson, specialist in Deliberative Engagement. With more than 200 registrants the webinar was a ... more

10 Mar 2016

Engaging with Government

Engaging with Government

In February the team from Leeds Beckett University (LBU) will be meeting with representatives from different Government departments in the United Kingdom to discuss the findings that have emerged so far from the SME-DE project. This programme of public policy engagement is part of the project’s wider dissemination strategy. It includes briefings with The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and The Cabinet Office (CO), the department ... more

04 Feb 2016

Impact: New Networks and Conversations

Impact: New Networks and Conversations

Case studies done in the SME-DE project has led to the establishment of new local networks around Europe. A new network has emerged for and with SMVs in the Danish region of Herning Ikast-Brande. Here the Business Development Centre of Herning Ikast-Brande used the case study event undertaken by Aarhus University to further engage SMEs in the subject of energy savings. Climate issues was beforehand not on the Business Development Centres agenda. How ever the case study event revealed a keen ... more

01 Feb 2016

Expert group of intermediaries working with ...

Expert group of intermediaries working with SME-engangement in Copenhagen

In collaboration with the Danish Board of Technology Foundation, the research team from Aarhus University has set up the event for their second case study on January 22nd. Here, a group of experts on SME-engagement representing a broad variety of intermediary organizations, will discuss how to best engage SMEs on climate related issues. The participants have been working with SME-engagement and climate/environment issues for many years and will share their previous experiences. Their solid ... more

15 Jan 2016

Study shows a pressing need for pressing need for ...

Study shows a pressing need for pressing need for training intermediaries and SMEs on deliberative engagement approaches.

More training needed in Deliberative Engagement for intermediaries in order for them to effectively engage SMEs in reacting to climate change issues. This is one of the findings from the case study report from University of Udine on their second case study on Udine Greenways.  Read more about the study and download the full case study report below. The second case study developed by the University of Udine team looked at engaging local SMEs in proposing how to implement Udine Greenways (UDG) ... more

12 Jan 2016

SME-DE researchers from University of Udine in the ...

SME-DE researchers from University of Udine in the business magazine of the region

The monthly magazine "Il Friuli Business" brought the story about the SME-DE research project and the Italian partner University of Udine. Even if you do not read italian you can see how the two researchers Silvia Iacuzzi and Mario Ianniello appeared in the December 2015 issue. This way reaching more of the entrepreneurs and managers of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region than those that have been participating in the two case study workshops done in the region of Udine. For the italian ... more

21 Dec 2015

Yes SMEs are willing to be engaged to tackle ...

Yes SMEs are willing to be engaged to tackle “wicked problems” but… Read more about the case study about Udine Greenways done by Udine University here.

The first case study developed by the University of Udine team aimed at engaging SMEs to improve the covenant for Udine Greenways (UDG), a project run by the 9 municipalities in the Udine Urban System (Sistema Urbano Udinese, SUU). UDG aims at creating a local network of sustainable itineraries to connect and enhance the landscape, as well as the natural, cultural and economic realities of the SUU with an increasing involvement of all stakeholders. The main intermediary was the Agenda 21 Office ... more

02 Dec 2015

Dissemination workshop in Gorizia(Italy)

Dissemination workshop in Gorizia(Italy)

The research team from the University of Udine presented and discussed the preliminary results of the SME-DE project in a workshop titled "SMEs, Institutions and Sustainability Policies".This dissemination event was attended by thirty-three people,including SME leaders from the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, representatives from the intermediaries that took part in the SME-DE case studies, representatives of other intermediary organisations, representatives from the Gorizia Province and ... more

23 Nov 2015

Organizations, Stakeholders, and Intermediaries: ...

Organizations, Stakeholders, and Intermediaries: Towards a General Theory

A SME-DE relevant and conceptual paper about intermediary organizations has been published in International Journal of Strategic Communication. The title is Organizations, Stakeholders, and Intermediaries: Towards a General Theory, written by Professor Finn Frandsen and Professor Winni Johansen, Aarhus University, Denmark. The Danish SME-DE partner contributes with a brief review of the research on stakeholders in general, and organization-stakeholder relationships and organization-public ... more

11 Nov 2015

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