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 first LCAs are coming

newsSince we get involved in the EPIC project we’ve made many contacts with different companies, associations and public administration, in order to explain them the benefits that they would get from involving in a language management process. The work done so far starts bringing results little by little, and we have already started to make our first audits. Most of the companies that joined us belong to the industry sector (automobile industry, foundry, machine tool), and all of them have been previously or are currently involved in plans for the management of the Basque language. Therefore, it’s clear that the commitment towards Basque language involves also a commitment towards languages in general.

We’re visiting the first companies, and soon we’ll call a meeting with all the auditors in order to identify our strengths and weakness and to give advice to each other.