Enhancing and Promoting International Business Communication

Enhancing and Promoting International Business Communication supports SMEs to improve their international competitiveness.

It has been found that, companies which undergo a proper (i.e. regulated) communication audit tend to operate more effectively in selling their goods and services into markets where their mother tongue is not spoken. By signing up and taking part in the audit scheme, the companies are taught intercultural skills and communication skills, which are reflected in an increased annual turnover.

The EPIC scheme helps businesses overcome language and cultural barriers in international trading.

EPIC offers the business person and entrepreneur an innovative way of trading internationally by using a business manual specifically designed for the exporting industry. It promotes a multi-cultural Europe within a common European framework by operating from a common platform and distinguishing each company’s individual recipe for success through a close up auditing process.

EPIC offers the private business sector a unique opportunity to adopt a scheme, which when implemented will help raise the individual trader’s turnover and create new possibilities for expanded cross-border trade.


Partners meeting in Spain

DSC 8650In San Sebastian (Donostia), from  12th to 14th of March current year, a penultimate partnership meeting in EPIC project took place. Partners responsible for implementing language communication audits in companies shared their experiences and discussed the attitude of entrepreneurs to the whole process. Apart from the main area of EPIC project, partners summarised other remaining tasks and verified their advancement. A work plan for the following months was outlined, and also the last partnership meeting in Palermo was scheduled to take place at the turn of June and July.