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Supported by Erasmus + Programme

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Open Digital Europe

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Out of the Box International develops a tailor made open data model and policies based on open digital environment which is transparent, accountable and secured.

Social Businesses

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Out of the Box International works with already existing hubs, various local and national stakeholders and social entrepreneurs in order to further develop and promote successful social entrepreneurship policies and practices.

Solidarity Europe

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Out of the Box International delivers expertise in the field of cohesive policies by using cross-sectorial approach and non-formal  education, in a global perspective.

European Project

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Out of the Box International  works further to enhance current cooperation in South East Europe region and actively supports the integration of all European countries in common European project.

Allow us to introduce our new approved project – Skills4Retail. Our main goal is to revolutionize the retail sector in an unprecedented way. Let’s explore what this initiative is all about.

At its core, Skills4Retail envisions a future where the retail industry undergoes a ‘Triple Transition’ involving Green, Digital, and Resilience. OTB and its partners are dedicated to supporting retailers as they adapt to the digital age, embrace e-commerce, and establish sustainable business models right from the outset. The ultimate objective of the project is to create a Retail Skills Strategy and VET Training Programme that squarely addresses the urgent skills demands in Digital, Green, and Resilience.

The demand for specialized digital and green skills is rising, and current education and training programs aren’t keeping up. We recognize the pressing need to bridge this skills gap promptly. Our mission is to catalyze a fresh Retail Skills Strategy that rapidly equips existing retail employees, managers, students, professionals from diverse sectors, and even the unemployed, with the essential expertise. We’re collaborating closely to conceive, craft, execute, and share this innovative strategy and VET Training Programme, aiming to tackle the skills shortages in the sector.

Our Skills Strategy & VET Training Programme revolves around practical application. We’re closely aligned with market and industry demands, consistently adapting to meet the ever-evolving needs of the sector. Through this dynamic approach, our goal is to empower European Retailers, enabling them to achieve sustainable growth, heightened competitiveness, and long-term viability. All of this is made possible by embracing the transformative potential of digital and green technologies.

We’re excited to have you join us on this remarkable journey to shape the future of retail through the Skills4Retail project!


Why Out of the Box International

The seemingly ever-lasting depression of European economies has shaken the very foundations of many European societies. The shear rate of unemployment in Europe and the omnipresent environmental crisis coupled with the often frustratingly slow process of decision making in the EU, are calling for civil society actors to step in and fill the void.

In the aftermath of the 2008. economic crisis, the apprehension of falling under the spell of apathy of economic depression across the continent has not been easy to shake off. However, pinpointing the culprits for the current state of affairs on any particular EU decision maker is not the answer. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the current approach to the economic and environmental crisis hasn’t yet shown the affected citizens the light at the end of the tunnel.

As representatives of the civil society we feel the need to make our voice heard in the midst of the current debate on economic crisis. Being a social enterprise we offer new and feasible ideas in education and community work, creative cross-sectorial cooperation among different actors and strong networking coalitions to turn these dire economic challenges into possibilities through social entrepreneurship initiatives which aim at benefiting wide range of citizens, particularly vulnerable groups and those affected by the economic crisis.

Social entrepreneurship is a simple concept that has been put into practice by civil society actors for the benefit of a specific social group or people, and this is precisely what we want: to create projects and initiatives with fresh ideas in different policies, educational programs or tools, support businesses, empower cultural initiatives and offer different solutions to individuals, corporate bodies, everybody who believe that we can have more Creative, Innovative and Cohesive Europe.


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