On Friday 8 June 2018, AD Normandie organised its third stakeholders meeting. Were represented during the meeting : Normandy Region, Normandy Incubation, Rouen Métropole and Caen Normandie Développement.
The first item on the agenda was the review of the actions carried out throughout the third semester in the frame of the project, to report on our activities, on the interregional meeting in Torino and on the Interreg experience fair in Sofia. A grat part of the meeting was dedicated to the presentation of the good practices identified and submitted by the project's partners.
This semester, 8 new good practices have been identified. Some of them particularly drew the attention of the stakeholdes in the sense that their replicability in the regions would be interesting for the development of local companies. The mentoring program that was presented in Turin during the last steering committee and identified as a good practice by our Italian partners is one of the good practices of great interest for the stakeholders.
The good practices presented were part of the three activities of the project (acceleration models, access to funding, internationalization of SMEs). Most are awaiting validation by an expert from the Interreg Europe Secretariat for publication on the Policy Learning Platform. These notions were explained to the stakeholders.
The conclusions of the two main trips of the semester were presented and discussed: the steering committee that took place in Turin in March, during which stakeholders were present, and the Interreg Experience Fair which took place in Sofia in April. The purpose of the trip to Sofia was to meet other project leaders, present good practices and interact with representatives of Interreg Europe.
The notion of Action Plan was introduced to Project Leaders in Sofia and we will also discuss the design of our Action Plan during the next Steering Committee in Budapest. The meeting will take place the 20th and 21st of June and will allow all project partners to review the activities of the project and the steps taken so far. This will be a great opportunity to work on all the Good Practices and to prepare and discuss the organisation of the upcoming staff exchanges. The stakeholders were also presented the opportunity to work with project partners and share experiences in the frame of Staff Exchanges in Semester 5 of the project.