WE are MED. Going beyond thematic communities
Community building event for the INTERREG MED Program selected Modular and Horizontal Projects. Alicante-Spain, 17 May 2017
Context – Why this event?
The eight Interreg MED thematic communities of projects started to work, following the approval of the 1st call for projects in 2016. Apart from working within each thematic community, it is most important to induce synergies and transversal cross debates between them, right from the start by creating a joint work dynamic and a sense of belonging to the Interreg MED community of stakeholders.
Thus, the key point of the event is to emphasise/highlight/showcase the inherent knowledge of each thematic community, in order for them to acquire a greater degree of self awareness and certainty on methodologies and aims by sharing practices between each other.
The event also aims at preparing the capitalisation process that will be highlighted later in the mid-term transnational event. This is reached through mutual learning among the thematic communities of projects and by extracting and harvesting common ideas, tools and methods which will improve the results of the Programme.
This fruitful interaction will lead the Programme to an improved transfer of results and consolidate the capitalisation process, thus reinforcing the outreach and the impact of the Programme in its territories.
By April 2018, in one year's time, all Programme stakeholders will meet again to discuss and to showcase their mid-term results, having in mind a macro-regional perspective.
By then, the mid-term evaluation of the Programme and the first modular project results will be available. These results will have to be presented in a harmonised way between each project in order to avoid overlapping and to identify potential cross-cutting thematics. The on-going projects will continue their activity in this sense taking into account the previous results whenever possible.
The thematic community event is therefore the best occasion to start building the basis for this joint process and to identify transversal themes in addition to bringing together projects from different thematics.
Objectives of the event – What's in it for you?
l The main purpose: enhance the capitalisation process of the upcoming April 2018 mid-term transnational event;
l Present and share plans and ideas;
l Identify synergies between projects belonging to different thematics and further develop them; identify potential links with internal and/or external platforms;
l Point out potential problems, solutions and good practices;
l Create a team dynamics between all thematic communities, fostering a team spirit.
Target audience and participants
The target for this event are Modular and Horizontal projects alike. However, for logistical reasons and since the Modular projects are still at the beginning of their implementation, their active participation is limited to 2 representatives. Thus the attendees would consist of:
l One representative of each partner of the Horizontal projects (including 2 moderators);
l Two representatives of each Modular project: one capitalisation officer, one communication officer or one community building officer.
ACTIVITIES TO BE DEVELOPED
The JS proposes a one day agenda, with 3 different activities to stimulate interaction and brainstorming:
- Team building activity;
- Presentation of each thematic community;
- World café cross-cutting discussion;
The event organisation costs will be borne by the Programme and project partners will have to pay for their own travelling and accommodation costs. These expenses are eligible.
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