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.


The LCA audits are on the way in Italy!

italy2The activities of the LCA auditing in Italy are coming to an end. 10 students of the LCA training course have already made the first audit, and now they are concluding the process of translation and layout of the audits. The Centre for Creative Development "Danilo Dolci" expects to collect all 20 audit report by mid-May, since the auditors are translating their audits in English. The CSC is coordinating the audits in collaboration with Confindustria, the leading business association in Italy, and other associations. Mainly the companies under review are wineries, organic producers, tourism companies. In Italy the EPIC project has trained 14 students and the quality of the reports received so far is good.