An Introduction to FOLKES "Foundation for Lasting Knowledge Economy Strategies"
Main Objectives <ul><li>Help Malta develop the economy of tomorrow: </li></ul><ul><li>by promoting Malta's knowledge-based...
The way we work <ul><li>Based in Brussels and Malta </li></ul><ul><li>Unique connections and quick responses </li></ul><ul...
Stakeholders represented <ul><li>Local community groups </li></ul><ul><li>Local authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Companies bo...
Experience - topics <ul><li>Cultural Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Agro-tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Development </l...
Experience - calls <ul><li>CIP ICT PSP </li></ul><ul><li>CIP IEE </li></ul><ul><li>eContent Plus </li></ul><ul><li>ENPI </...
East Mediterranean  Cohesion on Information and Telecommunications <ul><li>Acronym : E- Med IT  </li></ul><ul><li>Programm...
Integrated and  sustainable development  of tourism, handicraft, health and heritage <ul><li>Acronym :  FUToURISM </li></u...
<ul><li>Acronym:  ICT VentureGate </li></ul><ul><li>Programme Type : FP7 </li></ul><ul><li>Start Date : 1 February 2010 </...
Sustainable Energy Action Plans In Support Of The Islands Pact <ul><li>Acronym : ISLE-PACT </li></ul><ul><li>Programme Typ...
Thanks for  your attention &quot;Foundation for Lasting Knowledge Economy Strategies&quot; www.folkes.org   [email_address]
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  1. 1. An Introduction to FOLKES &quot;Foundation for Lasting Knowledge Economy Strategies&quot;
  2. 2. Main Objectives <ul><li>Help Malta develop the economy of tomorrow: </li></ul><ul><li>by promoting Malta's knowledge-based economy (KET focus) </li></ul><ul><li>by equipping and engaging Maltese partners in European programmes </li></ul><ul><li>by ensuring the four pillars of economic development are catered for: </li></ul><ul><li>policy – infrastructure – HR – community participation </li></ul>
  3. 3. The way we work <ul><li>Based in Brussels and Malta </li></ul><ul><li>Unique connections and quick responses </li></ul><ul><li>Working through multiplier organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Heads-up pilot projects that improve development of industries and enhance technology transfer </li></ul><ul><li>As well as project management we also provide training to organisations looking at EU funding </li></ul><ul><li>Provide research and services to businesses equipping them to access funding </li></ul>
  4. 4. Stakeholders represented <ul><li>Local community groups </li></ul><ul><li>Local authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Companies both in Malta and further afield </li></ul><ul><li>Utilises links with professional, academic, research and journalism fields </li></ul><ul><li>Strong interest in: </li></ul><ul><li>ICT, biotech, nanotech, tourism, renewable energy and finance </li></ul>
  5. 5. Experience - topics <ul><li>Cultural Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Agro-tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Social planning and governance </li></ul><ul><li>Social Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>eProcurement </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship for immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Business innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Digitising Cultural Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Islands' energy and transport (sustainable) </li></ul><ul><li>ICT SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Legal, financial training </li></ul><ul><li>Smart cities / islands </li></ul><ul><li>VET </li></ul><ul><li>Education for fuelling innovation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Experience - calls <ul><li>CIP ICT PSP </li></ul><ul><li>CIP IEE </li></ul><ul><li>eContent Plus </li></ul><ul><li>ENPI </li></ul><ul><li>ERDF ebusiness grant </li></ul><ul><li>Euromed Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Europe for Citizens </li></ul><ul><li>FP 6-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Interreg 3 and 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Leader + and Life + </li></ul><ul><li>Leonardo </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong Learning </li></ul><ul><li>MED Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Youth in Action </li></ul>
  7. 7. East Mediterranean Cohesion on Information and Telecommunications <ul><li>Acronym : E- Med IT </li></ul><ul><li>Programme Type : INTERREG III B Archimed Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Start Date : June 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>End Date : October 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Duration : 24 months </li></ul><ul><li>Project Status : Past </li></ul><ul><li>Budget : € 731.262 (total) / € 199.617 (not funding ) / € 531.645 (ERDF) </li></ul><ul><li>Partner Organisations : 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Partner Countries : Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>FOLKES' Role : Project Management </li></ul>
  8. 8. Integrated and sustainable development of tourism, handicraft, health and heritage <ul><li>Acronym : FUToURISM </li></ul><ul><li>Programme Type : INTERREG III C </li></ul><ul><li>Start Date : 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>End Date : 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Duration : 24 months </li></ul><ul><li>Project Status : Past </li></ul><ul><li>Budget : € 1.447.284 (total) </li></ul><ul><li>Partner Organisations : 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Partner Countries : France, Malta, Slovenia, Ireland, Greece </li></ul><ul><li>FOLKES’ Role : Project management </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Acronym: ICT VentureGate </li></ul><ul><li>Programme Type : FP7 </li></ul><ul><li>Start Date : 1 February 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>End Date : 31 January 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Duration : 24 months </li></ul><ul><li>Project Status: Current </li></ul><ul><li>Budget : € 492.360 (total) / € 396.360 (EU contribution) </li></ul><ul><li>Partner Organisations : 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Partner Countries : France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Malta </li></ul><ul><li>FOLKES’ Role : Project Management and Coordination </li></ul>Innovative solutions for enabling efficient interactions between SMEs in ICT projects and innovation investors
  10. 10. Sustainable Energy Action Plans In Support Of The Islands Pact <ul><li>Acronym : ISLE-PACT </li></ul><ul><li>Programme Type : DG - Transport and Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Start Date : 1 February 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>End Date : 31 January 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Duration : 36 months </li></ul><ul><li>Project Status : Current </li></ul><ul><li>Budget : € 3,999,118 </li></ul><ul><li>Partner Organisations :11 </li></ul><ul><li>Project location : EU (Western Isles, Gotland, Madeira, Canarias, Balearics, Aegean Islands, Crete, Sardinia, Malta, Cyprus, Samsö, Azores) </li></ul><ul><li>FOLKES’ Role : Partner </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thanks for your attention &quot;Foundation for Lasting Knowledge Economy Strategies&quot; www.folkes.org [email_address]

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