Hamburg meeting

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see also Hamburg transnational meeting

From COPIE meeting in Brussels to transnational co-operation meeting in Hamburg

The Brussels meeting should focus on broad directions for the future of COPIE itself which might consist of:

1. Encourage dissemination and take-up of the online, multilingual version 3 of the tool

2. Provide mentoring support for regional experts who are implementing the tool, promoting the results of the tool

3. Work on the development of an action planning approach at regional level

4. Building up and coordinating the European knowledge base on good practice in inclusive entrepreneurship using the Wikipreneurship site

5. Act as coordination and exchange bureau for regions wishing to pursue deeper approaches to good practice in thematic sub domains (using the forums, and communication platform)

6. Coordinating large scale EU events on entrepreneurship

A number of issues need to be explored including who will lead, governance arrangements, who is going to be responsible for preparing the new bid when the call comes out from DG employment (in early summer?)

This would leave the Hamburg meeting (which has a Management authority focus) to work on sub communities around the who, what, why, where and when?

  • Publishing a list of sub domains (based on the draft sub domains of the tool) e.g.

in culture and conditions: enterprise education, simplifying regulation, media and role models, using awards, events and fairs, regional strategies, evaluation and measurement,

  • in start up support: pre-start, incubation, coaching, mentoring, training, outreach, integrated approaches, enterprise centres, business enterprise cooperatives, quality standards, workspaces, transformative approaches (empowerment, confidence)
  • in access to finance: welfare bridge from benefits, microfinance, working with banks, financial literacy/capability, financial advice and debt crisis,
  • in consolidation and growth: breaking out of traditional markets, new markets, local products and services, succession, accessing supply chains (procurement and commissioning), sectoral initiatives (e.g. cultural industries, food and hospitality); festivals and markets
  • Bringing together groups of MAs to populate the sub domains
  • Exploring the possible work packages (tasks) that working groups on sub domains might pursue (e.g. benchmarking, exchange visits, secondments, publishing online manuals on practice, capitalising and validating knowledge, holding specific dissemination events )
  • Deciding who will be the lead partner in each of the viable sub domains
  • Exploring the modalities of working together (who funds what, distribution of potential work packages, governance, timetable, calls for proposals etc. )

These are only ideas for the moment and the sub domain headings are not final.