European Competence Centre for Vocational Training (Retail/Wholesale)

02.08.2018 : Plekhanov Students

The two Russian students Eleonora Nikolaeva and Tatiana Zolotova, both from the Plekhanov University/Moscow , will translate and place the Russian News of during their ERA-traineeship.

The Thematic University Network TUN will support also the Green Belt Initiative of the First International Silk Road Mayors' Conference being executed in Astana/Kazakhstan ( see also at ).

15.07.2018 : Circle PhD

Circle is an university network founded in 2004 : the idea are annual conferences rotating ln the Circle-member countries for students to present their MA or PhD papers in English under the supervision of international professors. Prof.Dr.Hallier is part of that supervisor team.

Additionally Circle lnternational is running a far-distance program for MA and PhD. ln 2018 the former ERA-trainee from Russia, Alina Pukhovskaya, now living in Mexico defended her thesis about the Food Bank Mexico successfully at the Annual Meeting in Sarajewo/ Bosnia-Herzogewina. Next year Circle will meet from April 24th to 25th at the University of Gloucestershire/UK


15.06.2018 : Kruzenshtern Connection

One of the tactical tools of the European Retail Academy to build a TeamSpirit is sailing with groups upto 20 international students ( in a mix from.BA to PhD-aspirant) with the tallship Kruzenshtern.

Taken some of the memory pics ( also partly published by the two books ,,TeamSpirit" and ,,Kruzenshtern") the two ERA-exchange trainees Daniel Haakila Costa and Roni Suomalainen from Rovaniemi/ Finland created the following YouTube about the history of the tallship as well as about learning on board (LINK).


15.05.2018 : Ars Vivendi

Work-life studies expect from former students not only theoretical know-how but also cultural and interdisciplinary abilities as Marie-Christin Hallier (Photo) explains by her own CV ( but working with children in McGregor/South Africa at a German-Russian workshop about Autism and DownSyndrom at the Tretyakov-Gallery in Moscow/Russia.

"We prefere not to speak about people being ill but people being different" she said about her work as an art therapist."At the Alanus University we learnt to understand ourselves (YouTube) but working with children in McGregor/South Africa (YouTube) or Nairobi/Kenya (YouTube) was to get practical insights into other cultures and social focus points. What is normal can be very different byethnical heritage or by local circumstances."


21.04.2018 : Bloggs and YouTubes

ln 2009 after a one-week-crash-course in BudweislCZ students surprised Prof.Hallier by establishing the Site to show what they learnt about City Marketing and how to create an impact on public opinion via Communication.

ln 20L2 then for the first time Nikolay Kalmin/Russia and Petri Hyvärinen /Finland described the intercultural learnings of ERA-traineeships in Germany ( LINK ). Now Daniel Haakila and Roni Suomalainen both from Rovaniemi/Finland act as Ambassadors by introducing their city to the EUCVOT-Community (YouTube).


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