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CARI-TaRG comprises a small number of high calibre Universities and not-for-profit research institutions in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe who together are able to provide access to the best training and research expertise in all aspects of entrepreneurship and workplace relationships to support economic development policies in the Caribbean.

Activities include e-learning programmes, short one-day courses in the Caribbean, longer more intense training in Europe, the United States and the Caribbean, an entrepreneurship mentoring programme and relevant research activities.

If the required expertise is not available from within our specialised team we will co-opt appropriate other support institutions to provide such training.

CARI-TaRG has three Training Centres located in the United States (based at The Department of Urban and Public Affairs, The University of Louisville campus), The Caribbean (based at the University of the Virgin Islands (US)) and Europe (based at the Department of Economics and Statistics, Udine University, Italy).

For further information contact Dr Paul Quantock

Management Board

Dr Paul Quantock, Chairman 

Dr Quantock holds a number of Chairmanships and Directorships with various organisations and is UK based. He is currently working on training and advisory projects in Africa, India, Eastern and Western Europe and the Caribbean. He has been assisting all types of organisations throughout the world for over 40 years. In 1998 he created The Foundation for European Initiatives ( 2006 he, together with influential Indian figures from Government and NGOs circles, created the “India Healthcare Training Think-Tank” to advise on the future training needs for India in the healthcare sector. Dr Paul Quantock was the Joint Chairman.

Dr. Timothy L. Faley (Special assistant to the President for entrepreneurial initiatives at the University of the Virgin Islands)

The University of the Virgin Islands will be an exceptional U.S. institution of higher education in the Caribbean dedicated to student success, committed to excellence, and pledged to enhancing the social and economic transformation of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Dr. Timothy L. (“Tim”) Faley is the Kiril Sokoloff endowed chair for entrepreneurship and the special assistant to the President for entrepreneurial initiatives at the University of the Virgin Islands. Dr. Faley is responsible for building the entrepreneurship program within the university in addition to helping facilitate entrepreneurial activity and economic prosperity in the territory. 

Dr Paolo Fedele, The Department of Economics and Statistics (DIES), Udine University, Italy

The Department of Economics and Statistics (DIES), promotes, coordinates and organizes the research and teaching activities in the field of Economics, Management and Statistics carried out at Udine University in Italy. The Department’s staff is composed of approximately 60 full time researchers. The Department offers a PhD program in Management and Actuarial Sciences and a number of undergraduate and graduate courses in Business. The Department carries out a vast body of research, ranging from mainly academic work to practice-relevant studies. Three “laboratories” within the Department work at the intersection between rigor of academic research and relevance for practitioners and policy-makers. In the framework of the Cari-Targ collaboration, the Department has appointed Paolo Fedele as the person of reference . Paolo has a considerable expertise both as a researcher and as an advisor in the field of business management and public sector management developed in EU and extra-EU locations.

Giovanni Zazzerini, Secretary General, INSME International (Italy). 

Having graduated in Economics, he holds a Master’s Degree in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU, University of Sussex (United Kingdom) and a Ph.D. in Marketing from University of Perugia (Italy) where he currently teaches Marketing. He is also Adjunct Professor at LUISS University (Italy). He has more than 15 years of experience in the development and management of national and international projects in the marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship field. Since 2008 he has worked as an expert for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation carrying out technical assistance and training activities in China and Vietnam. INSME was established in 2004 in Rome by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and the OECD with the aim to strengthen international cooperation, exchange of know-how, best practice approaches and expertise in innovation and technology transfer among economic players and intermediaries worldwide. The network currently counts on the support of 94 members from 42 different countries and its multistakeholder community gathering Governmental bodies, International Organisations and NGOs, Intermediaries and their networks are acting in the field of innovation, technology and knowledge transfer and SME related issues.

Dr John-Robert Curtin, Senior Fellow The 4Civility Institute, USA

The 4Civility Institute is a not-for-profit institution, which was created in cooperation with three urban universities in Louisville, Kentucky, United States to better, understand conflict and negative behaviors in all organizations that threaten the health and well being of employees and others. The number 4 in the name of the Institute refers to the Four Pillars of the Institute: (i) Knowledge, (ii) Safe Reporting, (iii) Restoration, and (iv) Advocating.

Evangelos Koumanakos, Ass. Professor, Department of Economics, University of Ioannina, Greece

Evangelos has been working with small and large enterprises for the last 20 years as a consultant and mentor. His research is focused in business and entrepreneurship topics and has been published and presented in more than 30 academic journals and conferences. Evangelos is currently board member in various types of organizations including multinationals firms, social enterprises and NGOs.

Support Institutions

Aice - Associazione Italiana Commercio Estero - Italy
ASPECT-Management and Intercultural Relations - Bulgaria
Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Bulgaria
CCS Digital Education - Ireland, UAE & Greece
EDUcentrum - Czech Republic
FEPRO - Funding for European Projects - Sweden
Fundació Universitària Martí L'Humà - Spain
Global Expert Consult BG - Bulgaria
Global Network (GN) (International Trade) - India
HÉTFA Research Institute and Center for Economic and Social Analysis - Hungary
inerciadigital - Spain
Interactivi - Romania
Jamaica Business Development Corporation - Jamaica
Lingua Più School of Languages - Italy
MAGENTAConsultoría Projects - Spain
NGO My World - Bulgaria
PEDAL Consulting - Slovakia
Ruse University "Angel Kanchev" - Bulgaria
SMEBOX - Sweden
SME Academy - Sweden
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Departamento de Filología Italiana - Spain
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Science - Slovenia
VisMedNet International - Malta

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