About Early Warning Europe Mentor Academy

Early Warning Europe Mentor Academy (EWE Mentor Academy) focuses on improving the availability and the scope of services for companies in distress by mobilising experts and mentors across Europe, training them and ensuring expertise exchange, while at the same time linking them with other European networks providing services to SMEs.  

The project will create a modular training programme that can be used by business mentors working with companies in financial crisis and at other decisive moments of their lifecycle (e.g., transfer of business ownership). 

The training programme will be co-created by experienced and new mentors in a series of peer exchanges. The experienced mentors will provide critical expertise, best practices and practical insights that will be used to structure the programme and create the content, while the new mentors will be the primary users of the programme. Once it is validated, both the experienced and non-experienced participants will be able to act as trainers for other mentors in their respective countries, using the elaborated modular training programme. 

The project will contribute to the dissemination and transfer of best practices in helping SMEs in distress, and will enhance the competences and skills of mentors.

The Early Warning Europe Mentor Academy is an initiative of the European Union which designed the project “Improving the Availability and the Scope of Services for Companies in Financial Difficulties”. It is implemented by AARC Consultancy (Ireland), Erhvervshus Midtjylland (Denmark) and Fundacja Firmy Rodzinne (Poland).

 

Our Activities

Currently, the project is launching calls for experienced as well as new mentors to join a series of training sessions and build their competence profiles.

Read more below. 

Call for experienced 
business mentors

How will experienced mentors benefit?

As an experienced mentor, the EWE Mentor Academy will offer you the opportunity to: 

  • Exchange best practices and learn with the best experts working with business support in the EU;
  • Contribute to the design and content creation of the training programme for future mentors;
  • Participate in the identification and selection of future mentors who will join the EWE Mentor Academy;
  • Learn new skills and become part of an extensive network of business mentors in your country;
  • Become a certified tutor to future mentors in your country; 
  • Contribute to enhancing the early warning services in your country and in the EU.

Application criteria include:

  • Residence in an EU Member State or one of the countries participating in the COSME programme;
  • Fluency in English and familiarity with the use of online platforms and tools;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in providing mentoring services to SMEs in financial distress;
  • Strong motivation, willingness and availability to share knowledge and competences. 

Apply Now!

APPLICATION FOR EXPERIENCED MENTORS

Deadline for applications: 16.09.2022

Call for new
business mentors

How will new mentors benefit?

As a new mentor, the EWE Mentor Academy will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn new skills and competencies that are crucial to supporting companies in distress;
  • Develop your mentoring skills, exchange best practices and learn with and from experienced mentors working with businesses in Europe;
  • Become part of an extensive network of business mentors in your country;
  • Make a meaningful contribution to enhance the availability of early warning services in your country;
  • Become a certified tutor to future mentors in your country;
  • Play an essential role in providing vital support to businesses, thereby helping to save jobs and make your national economy more resilient.

Application criteria include:

  • Residence in an EU Member State or other country participating in the COSME programme;
  • Strong motivation, willingness and availability to take part in the activities of the EWE Mentor Academy (peer learning workshops and trainings);
  • Fluency in English and familiarity with the use of online platforms and tools.

Apply now!

APPLICATION FOR New MENTORS

Deadline for applications: 16.10.2022

Contact

For more information about the call, get in touch through the following address: 
merit@aarconsultancy.com

 

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