MobiliseSME consortium meets for the first time in person!
After almost two years of working on the programme and meeting exclusively virtually due to the pandemic, the MobiliseSME consortium was finally able to meet face-to-face for the first time!
The Transnational Project Meeting, which took place on 27-28 April in Valencia (Spain), was a great success and a key event for the proper continuity and management of MobiliseSME.
Apart from that, it was a pleasure to be able to meet in person after almost 2 years of trying without success.
Key aspects of the meeting
The meeting focused on:
– Improving effectiveness in coordinating and supporting SMEs and other profiles of MobiliseSME participants;
– Exchanging of profiles and information on European markets and SME status;
– Working on the extension of the programme.
Now, let’s turn to some key figures:
– At the moment, more than 800 companies have participated in the programme;
– The consortium has supported, through the Local Contact Points, more than 140 companies in their search for partners at European level;
– Behind MobiliseSME there are 12 European organisations that monitor it, exchange best practices and continuously improve the implementation of the programme.
Fundación Equipo Humano (the organising entity of this meeting), as co-coordinator and leader in exchanges and registered companies in Spain, continuously shares knowledge and best practices with the other MobiliseSME partners.
Examples of best practices include helping those locations and partners that have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as being able to detect differences between countries and apply common solutions.
Next stop: Serbia!
The upcoming meeting will take place on 3 and 4 November in Novi Sad (Serbia) and will be organised by the partner Business Incubator Novi Sad.
We all know that new technologies shorten distances and allow us to carry out projects and collaborations with international partners.
However, let’s not forget that physical meetings are essential to establish and strengthen links between people and organisations, which improve the communication, agility and efficiency of the team.
This is also the essence of the MobiliseSME programme, as we enable EU SMEs to strengthen their international partnerships, expand their networks and enhance synergies, making the EU more economically and socially cohesive.
To achieve stable and lasting international alliances, we need in-person collaborations and, therefore, MobiliseSME!