7th and 8th February – DIFME Kick-off Meeting in Valletta, Malta
Published by DIFME on 07-Feb-2019
One of the first activities of the newly formed, newly funded DIFME consortium was to organize a kick-off meeting in Malta hosted by the project coordinator MBB on 7th and 8th February 2019. The Kick-off meeting was dedicated to the partners presentations on their role in the DIFME project, the role of innovative teaching & learning methods, current training programmes as well as the challenges they face in their institutions. The meeting was also oriented to the activity descriptions of 10 Work Packages led by ISOB, Incubator Leeuwarden, University of National and World Economy and the eLearning tool creation by IDEC.
During the meeting, partners discussed DIFME’s implementation, its aims, objectives, outcomes, as well as the various project work packages including the course content yet to be defined, depending on the survey results in all countries. The survey by partners will target 350 respondents, an ambitious yet achievable target agreed to by all partners All the outputs of the project were discussed as well as issues related to the dissemination and promotion of the project and its implementation in the highest quality possible.
The meeting was concluded with an overview of administrative management of DIFME by the Project Coordinator, Marika Huber. Prior to the meeting, all partners signed the mandate committing themselves to adhere to the requirements as implemented by the coordinator (Malta Business Bureau) on behalf of EACEA. Furthermore, all partners received the detailed Partner agreement covering the necessary obligations and commitment requirements. First-hand information that was given to the coordinators during the EACEA Brussels meeting (end of January 2019) was clearly communicated to the partners, all present at the meeting to ensure clear guidelines in all aspects including the necessary more detailed timesheets and deadlines.
Aidan Killeen ( Software engineer and Trainer , FaB Practice) , Alexander Krauss( Business Coach & Researcher , ISOB) , Joe Tanti ( CEO ,Malta Business Bureau), Jack Foley ( Economist & Trainer, FaB Practice ), Kristina Buhagiar (Research Officer, University of Malta) , Antonella Tozzi (Eurocrea) , Prof Dorina Kabakchieva ( University of National and World Economy), Marika Huber (DIFME Project Writer & Coordinator) , Prof Brian Byrne (Technological University of Dublin, Prof Kamelia Stefanova(University of National and World Economy), Prof Patrick Sassmannshausen (,Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg) Nynke de Jager (Trainer & Researcher, Inqubator Leeuwarden ) Marija Elena Borg ( Senior Executive , MBB) Sarah Abdilla( Executive, MBB) Dr Leonie Baldacchino( Edward Debono Institute , University of Malta), Anastasios Tzerachoglou( Trainer , University of West Attica, Greece) Aris Chronopoulos ( Economist, IDEC S.A.) Prof Georgios Priniotakis (University of West Attica).