Inclusive Leadership in the Digital Age

Name of the project: Inclusive Leadership in the Digital Age

Acronym of the project: INCLUDE

Programme: Erasmus+, Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Action type: Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Main Funder: Erasmus+ National Agency - Bildung für Europa beim Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung

Agreement No: 2019-1-DE02-KA202-006246

Duration: 24 months (01.10.2019 – 30.09.2021)    


emcra – Europa Active Nutzen – Lead Partner, Berlin (Germany)
expertise: European Union, Education & Training, Project Management, Organisational Development, etc.
CPMS - Cyprus Project Management Society, Nicosia (Cyprus)
expertise: Project Management, Risk Management, Business Continuity, Information Security, Information & Communication Technologies, Organisational Development, etc.
LVH Bildung & Service Gen., Bolzano (Italy)
expertise: Professional Association & Training Provider, Craftmanship, Business Services, etc.
IBWF Institut für Betriebsberatung, Wirtschaftsförderung u. -forschung e.V., Berlin (Germany)
expertise:   Small and Medium-sized Entreprises, Business Services, etc.
EUFA - EU-Fundraising Association e.V. (Germany)
Professional association for grant managers, project managers and EU fundraisers.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vratsa, Vratsa (Bulgaria)
expertise: Business organization that serves small and medium enterprises in Northwest Bulgaria and with wide network.
AMU - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland is the major academic institution in Greater Poland (Wielkopolska region) and one of the top Polish universities.

Associated Partners: Offensive Mittelstand (DE), School for Leaders (PL), Medianet Berlin – Brandenburg (DE), Eyas Design (BG), MeMotion (BG), Fundacja Jeden Universytet (PL), Cybernet Ltd. (CY). They support dissemination of project contents and results: test phase, support multiplier events, advertise products, spread information on local, regional, national, European levels.

Main Objective: To develop learning and teaching materials for managers and employees of SMEs, SMOs, and startups which will support them in their day-to-day challenges of the digital transformation with a modern, inclusive leadership approach.

Specific objectives:

Sensitise the target group to the inclusive leadership in the context of digitalisation;
Increase the knowledge and competences of the target group;
Increase the competitiveness of the target group

Target group:

Managers and employees of SMEs, SMOs, startups;
VET institutes, training providers, and freelancers;
The organisations that are directly involved in the implementation of the project’s activities

Work Packages:

WP1: IO1: process model “Inclusive leadership in the digital age”

WP2: IO2: EQF curriculum

WP3: IO3: handbook “Inclusive leadership in the digital age”

WP4: IO4: e-mail course for leaders to sensitise them to the topic

WP5: Use / Exploitation of project outputs

WP6: Dissemination

WP7: Project / Financial management

Main project outputs:

O1 Process Model: shows in an understandable way how the introduction of a new inclusive leadership approach within the context of digital transformation in a SME, SMO or startup can be systematically successful, one step at a time.

O2 EQF Curriculum: a curriculum in accordance with the European Qualifications Framework, showing in a structured and understandable way what inclusive leaders must know and be able to do if they are to independently and responsibly solve the problems and challenges through digital transformation in their company, together with their colleagues and/or employees.

O3 Handbook: provides the target group with teaching and learning materials for applying a new and modern leadership approach.

O4 Email Course: conveys the most important aspects of IO2. It will consist in at least 12 learning units automatically sent in separate e-mails, so that users receive a low-threshold entry opportunity into the topic “inclusive leadership in the digital age”.


Individual learners will increase their leadership skills and will become more attractive for the job market
Increased competitiveness of SMEs, SMOs, startups, and VET training providers as well as improving their position on the market
VET training providers can launch new training courses on the basis of the INCLUDE outputs
Transferability to other sectors such as public administration


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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