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1. The 2030 Agenda and the landscape of SMEs in Europe

Overview
Curriculum

This introductory module is designed to present learners with a comprehensive overview of the sustainability goals and targets of the UN 2030 Agenda and to introduce them to the complex landscape of small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe. This knowledge base is essential for comprehending more advanced and nuanced aspects in subsequent modules.

The course will be accompanied by references to articles, videos and other external resources to further explore the topics addressed. This encourages independent exploration, reinforces key knowlege and helps learners understand why these topics are important in the broader context of sustainable business practices, demonstrating the practical applications of the knowledge they will gain.

Upon completing this module, learners are expected to be able to recognise and briefly describe all the terms and concepts of the 2030 Agenda and distinguish between the different sectors in which SMEs operate. 

Curriculum

  • 4 Sections
  • 9 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • 2h Duration
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Welcome to the 1st Module of the Business2030 MOOC!
1 Lesson0 Quizzes
  1. Video introduction
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
3 Lessons0 Quizzes
  1. Concepts and goals of the 2030 Agenda
  2. Video: UN Chief on SDG Moment | Sustainable Development Goals
  3. Video: TED Talk | The global goals we've made progress on and the ones we haven't
The landscape of small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe
5 Lessons0 Quizzes
  1. Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe
  2. Paper: The EU SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe
  3. Video: Small businesses: the backbone of the EU economy
  4. Video: The coffee company embracing tech to brew success
  5. Video: The challenges and opportunities for SMEs
Quiz
0 Lessons1 Quiz
  1. How much do you know about the UN SDGs and the small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe? - Quiz

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