poster ConsumersToward a European Consumer Environment
The consumer issues are adequately structured in each country and well supported by both governmental and private organizations and programmes. Some countries have a long tradition on consumer rights and structures and very well established institutions, with Finland, France, Germany and Sweden showing a leading role. Some other countries, especially those who have recently joined the EU, are in the period of reorganization of their authorities and structures. The same applies for the actors involved in the consumer protection issues.



poster ForesightThe European food industry is operating in a challenging operating environment in which companies must be able to analyse and identify their own competitive edges in a more efficient way. Foresight provides enterprises with a useful tool to analyse the future of their socio-economic environment. Foresight can be used for wide variety of purposes, as it can support strategic decision-making on the national, regional, industry or company level.




poster TNATraining needs are driven by different requirements: on one hand by national and European legislation and on the other hand by business competition, economic growth and innovative technology. The solutions can only be found through Multi-Actor, transversal and transnational Cooperation.




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The food-MAC Project is a Thematic Network.

It started officially on the 1st of April 2001 supported by the Leonardo da Vinci II European Programme. or


INTEREST projectINTEgrated REporting for SMEs Trasparency.

Economic development in the eastern European countries arrived to a point, what happened earlier in the old EU states, where SMEs need to work together with large, multinational companies, need investments from different finance providers and other stakeholders and need to internationalise themselves.
To comply with these challenges they must build understanding of and trust in their business. To do that they have to communicate a clear, concise story of their value creation process overarching their wholesale business activities. Here comes the story to the holistic corporate reporting approach, which is called Integrated Reporting (IR), a product of integrated thinking on all key elements of the business.