Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) play an important role in the European economy. MSE are potentially particularly affected by a shortage of young talent, as they are unable to
compete with the services offered by Medium-Sized Enterprises and large companies in various respects (e.g. job security, pay levels, promotion opportunities).
MSE can and must react to this by paying special attention to maintaining the workability and employability of their existing workforces. In addition to the classic occupational health and safety measures, measures for the preventive maintenance of work and employability must be implemented to a greater extent, so that employees can and want to carry out their work until the planned retirement age. A comprehensive promotion of work ability can help to close this gap.
Over the past few years, numerous research and transfer projects have developed and compiled instruments for the analysis and design of working conditions that make this comprehensive promotion of work ability possible.
However, there is always feedback from consultants that the existing instruments cannot be used in companies with fewer than 15 employees: They are too complicated, do not fit in with the choice of words or can only be used with a larger number of employees.
The AKKUEurope project represents highly motivated and experienced partners from 6 countries, each with specific expertise and experience in the field of employability and entrepreneurship in general. The partnership combines education providers with market relevance (micro enterprises) and IT partners.
This composition ensures a geographical coverage and the possibility of dissemination of the project results throughout the EU. The partners have complementary skills and expertise that enable AKKUEurope to achieve objectives through solid and practical results.