26th October 2018
IDP was in Moate on October 25th for the Closing Meeting of Enhancing Competitiveness of Microenterprises in Rural Areas (MICRO), a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships for Vocational and Educational Training. The Transnational Consortium met for the formal closure of the Project and to explore future exploitation of MICRO results and outputs. The meeting offered a unique opportunity to illustrate the results achieved and to explore the possibilities for further implementation.
MICRO was implemented by 7 Partners from 6 countries (Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia and Spain).
The idea behind MICRO was to sustain the growth and competitiveness of rural microenterprises by developing practical training resources and a dedicated Open Educational Resource (OER Platform).
After a structured need analysis the Consortium developed tailored training modules on the needs of microenterprises in rural areas, to help them building capacity and new skills.
The training is freely available in multilingual versions on the dedicated Open Educational Resource Platform: www.microsmetraining.eu.
During the meeting, Partners revised all Project Outputs: the OER Platform, the Capacity Gap Assessment, Training Content and Test & Validation activities.
An important issue discussed during the meeting was targets achieved during Dissemination activities. Partners are strongly committed to give great visibility to the Project, a dedicated Multiplier Event was held in each Project country in addition to daily online and offline Dissemination activities. Further, the MICRO website will be maintained for two years after the Project completion.
In MICRO, IDP brought its consolidated experience as an international player in the support of competitiveness, both as a consulting and a training company, especially for young enterprises and start-ups. In addition to technical and operational competences, IDP also brought into the partnership its consolidated experience and capacity for correct project and financial management, as well as reporting and quality control.
For further information about MICRO Project:
MICRO website: www.microsmetraining.eu