- Highly relevant to EU economic and social priorities
- Long period orientation
- Not Economic but grounded on a business level
- Exclusively oriented toward SMEs needs
- Foundations for IO3, which stands for the properly fine-tuned and customised operative and managerial tools to boost, enhance, improve and sustain SMEs post-COVID resiliency. This will allow to define, identify and take stock of the best business practices available to sustain and support the resilient recovery of EU SMEs.
The activities carried out in IO2 will produce a stock-taking result that is profoundly different from the mainstream ones. Partners’ interests exclusively focused on the effects that COVID had on Small Business and micro-entrepreneurs (restaurants, artisans, local tourist facilities, etc.), with no sectorial limitation. IO2 is not a macroeconomics analysis but a tool intended to capture the “micro” impacts received by SMEs from a bottom perspective. IO2 will allow the EU entrepreneurial ecosystem to rebound and revise their revenue streams and profitability projections, while establishing at systematic level new trends and dynamics deeply relevant to post-COVID economy and business management. IO2 is instrumental to develop the “inner” bulk of the project represented by the actual managerial toolkit necessary for competitive resilience and long-term sustainability for post-COVID scenarios.