The last stakeholder meeting of 2018 took place on December the 17th. Main issues discussed were the report on Wallonia study visit, where the Anna-Liisa Juurinen's main point in her report was the openness and versatility of the hubs they had the possibility to visit. Also the amount of public funding for CCIs made an impression. It was also interesting to meet people from local organisations (speed-dating) and to see how art and culture can enrich technology and innovation.
Later on study visits in 2019 Patras/Western Greece (11.-12.4.2019) and Bologna/Italy July 2019 were presented. Project staff encouraged stakeholders to be prepared for participating the coming study visits. Within current project budget there is a possibility to invite at least one stakeholder/study visit to participate. However, the project manager tries to modify the budget for external expertise to enable particiation of two stakeholders/study visit. This can be assured after having feed back from the LP.
Finally, the Action Plan 2020-2021 preparations were presented. There has been promising development concerning the CREADIS3 action plan which will be related to food, based on the experiences and findings of the study visit to Basque country. Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia and JAMK University of Applied Sciences have carried out preliminary studies about the possibility to create a food education and innovation centre in Central Finland, based on the concept of Basque Culinary Centre.
Also very preliminary discussions about potential funding schemes for the action plan have taken place.