On the 15th of March, the Culture Palace of S. João da Madeira hosted the kickoff meeting of the project “European Challenges and Opportunities”. The meeting started with a welcome note by the Mayor, Mr. Ricardo Figueiredo and continued with the presentation of the project. After a musical moment, young people had the opportunity to listen to the testimony of two local entrepreneurs. After that, the foreign partners of the project were presented.
A second meeting took place in the afternoon, where the delegates of the partners could discuss about the intellectual outputs, the timeline, the dissemination and the financial-administrative issues. During the evening and the following day, guests had also the time to visit São João da Madeira and Oporto.
The ECO project is coordinated by Escola Inglesa, (Portugal) and is the result of the partnership between international entities such as Centro Tecnológico do Calçado, Município de S. João da Madeira (Portugal), the European Development Agency (Czech Republic), Twin Training International (England) and the University of Highlands and Islands (Scotland) and it is financed by the Erasmus+ programme.
The project will develop a training programme for unemployed people, aged between 17 and 30, in order to get them skilled in the entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation sectors. Young participants will also have access to workshops and coaching which will help them for free to organize their ideas and to find their first employment. Thanks to this programme, young people will be able to open their mind to a more global way of thinking and then will bring this enriching knowledge back to their fatherlands.
Thanks to EUDA’s extensive experience in international cooperation projects, our company will be able to organize an effective educational training programme in tourism, entrepreneurship, business and time management, which is going to take place in Prague, Czech Republic, in October 2016.
You can read more about the project here.