SPRING, aims to help EU family businesses to fulfil their potential, by offering them a complete package with the necessary training, mentoring, support and guidance in the areas of:


a) Smooth succession and business continuity, accounting for multi-dimensional factors (leadership, management, governance ownership, legal issues), through failed and successful cases;

b) Strategy for growth and internationalisation, built on innovation and regeneration;

c) Development of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and interpreneurship across generations, converging the entrepreneurship and family business training content, promoting a start-up culture and innovation-based growth mindset within family businesses, while considering other strategies besides succession (exit strategies, external investors coming in, etc.);

d) Inclusive and responsible family business acts to ensure they adopt not only CSR practices but the full cycle, to maximise value creation for all involved stakeholders, promoting inclusive entrepreneurship among the next generation members and female leaders.


Main activities and outputs: Design and pilot an innovative and practical SPRING Training and Consultancy programme, jointly offered by renowned EU universities and adult training and consulting companies.


This will be the first of its kind in Europe, combining both training and consulting services within one programme.

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