From the third Transnational Project Meeting in Larissa to the next one in Kaunas!

These last months have been very intense and productive for all partners and participants involved in M.O.T.H.E.R. activities, and the state of the art of the project was discussed during the 3rd TPM (Transnational Project Meeting) that took place on 21-22/06/2022, in Larissa, Greece! 

The meeting was a fruitful occasion for partners to meet in person, exchange experiences, clarify doubts, share feedback and monitor the progress and implementation of the project’s activities.

Among the most important topics of the meeting there was the verification of the current number and profile of participants enrolled and activily engaged on the M.O.T.H.E.R Social Platform for Business of Youths.

Partners reported about successful actions done for the recruitment of the target group and the creation of effective relationships between the organizations and young participants. It was confirmed that users are not only attending the online training courses but also being involved comprehensively in the richness of opportunities that arise thanks to the ecosystems in which partners are cooperating.

Concurrently the mobility plan and dissemination actions were revised, also through an interesting summary of the Multiplier Events organised so far by M.O.T.H.E.R. partners and those to come.

Furthermore,  the quality assurance, re-adapted to become the quality report, was presented by FACE and JUMP Association and the division of tasks among partners were cliarified in order to facilitate the leader of the project (Jump Association) in financial reporting. 

Future developments and the next steps to be taken to achieve the project’s planned objectives were discussed and now partners are ready and looking forward for the next and last TPM of the project, that will be held this week in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 7-8 July 2022.

The TPM in Larissa was hosted by iED, the greek partner of our consortium made up of 6 countries, so it was also a precious opportunity to visit their premises at iED’s latest venture, JOIST, the largest Innovation Park not only in Greece but in the whole of South East Europe, which represents also an exemplary model of bioclimatic design and reuse of an industrial building, considering that environmentally friendly recycled materials were used in its reconstruction. 

Partners could know more about the several ways in which JOIST enhances the dissemination and management of knowledge, the entrepreneurial spirit, creates collaboration networks and offers inclusive work practices in four thematic clusters, which include Digital Health (eHealth), Educational Technology, Agri-Food Technology (AgriTech) and Digital Tourism (eTourism).

The visit was a very inspiring chance to observe and appreciate the functioning of a practical interdisciplinary approach, combining methodologies from different environments such as digital innovation hubs, science parks, incubators, accelerators, competence centers and collaborative workspaces.

Written by
Alessia Simonetti – Jump Trainer

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