01.05.2015 : DIY-StoreChecks

In June 2015 Russian retailers will visit for vocational training in the Cologne/Bonn area DIY-chains like Knauber, OBI, Hellweg, Bauhaus, Globus but also smaller local units like Schmidt&Rudersdorf, Kipp&Gruenhoff, Fassbender&Tenten. Last but not least they are interested in nearby assortments like at Porta, Media Markt or the specialist Estella.

Additional discussions about the DIY-sector will be arranged with Holger Externbrink/Baumarktmanager ( a magazine founded in 1967 and being the leading publication of this sector), Manfred Maus ( co-founder of OBI), Oliver Kirchhoff (DIY-Consulting) and John Herbert/EDRA ( see also: www.european-retail-academy.org/EUCVOT).

20.04.2015: Social Media

The European Retail Academy is happy to announce the launching of its official Facebook page. Furthermore, since our trainee from Bulgaria, Nora Tineva , has first established it the page has gathered more than 100 likes. In addition, you could also follow us now on LinkedIn.

Nowadays, the web 2.0. and the social media platforms provide a great opportunity for companies to keep inform their followers and to create and support an easier and smoother direct communication channel. Furthermore, the stakeholders could better engage in further dialogues.

10.04.2015: Open Days

For universities today it becomes necessary from the point of competition to open their doors at least once a year for all interested stakeholders to show their work and its ambience. The following YouTube (Introduction/Art) guides the visitors through the Campus of the Alanus University of Art and Social Sciences in Alfter/Bonn.

Nora Tineva with Marie-Christin Hallier

The name of the University comes from Alanus ab Insulis - living more than 800 years ago. He already liked the academic discussion between different disciplines. Such an interdisciplinary study-course at Alanus today is Art Therapy - merging Art and Medical insights. A short introduction into ArtTherapy gives the following YouTube (Art Therapy).

05.04.2015 : G-Global

In 2007 the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, announced an initiative to create an Eurasian Club of Scientists (EECSA) to bridge academically Europe and Asia. In 2008 EECSA helped to launch the first Astana Economic Forum which anually is attended by Nobel Prize Laureates and some thousend leaders of politics and business. In 2012 additionally the Internet platform G-Global was established as a versatile platform to discus openly issues of the global economy (www.group-global.org).

Prof. Dr. Mikhail Fedorov,Prof. Dr. Robert Aumann and Prof. Dr. Bernd Hallier

Prof.Dr.Hallier/European Retail Academy and Prof.Dr.Fedorov/USUE/Russia are both members of EECSA and support also the Astana Economic Forum as well as G-Gobal. Furtheron USUE launched the Eurasian Youth Competition ( with the support of the European Retail Academy ) which has its final in Astana at the Economic Forum - since 2012 under the name of World Economic Youth Forum. Its awards are handed over in the presence and in the name of the Astana Club of Nobel Laureates.

26.03.2015: Crowd Funding

In Cologne/Germany an interesting event about "Crowd Funding" took place under the slogan “One day for the crowd”. In this fruitful platform at the local Chamber of Industry and Commerce more than 700 participators and more than 300 speakers took part as they held discussions and presentations for more than 28 hours as part of an intensive program. Part of the success-story in Cologne was also that it was the third event of this topic - with increasing competence.

Nora Tineva with Jo Vorstadt

Furthermore, since it has been launched the German Crowd Funding Network has managed to double each year the amount of investments- in 2012 it has gathered 31€ million , in 2013 65€ milion and in 2014 the impressive amount of 140 € million. The event “Crowd Day” gives the opportunity to companies with differentiated high technological products as well as start ups and ecological oriented firms to find their potential investors that could support and execute their ideas, campaigns and goals. In this context it is also according to Prof.Dr.B.Hallier from the European Retail Academy a great opportunity for students leaving university and looking for financial support for clever ideas !

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