European Tool Peter Ramsden Cologne presentation march 9 09


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European Tool Peter Ramsden Cologne presentation march 9 09

  1. 1. The European Tool for Inclusive Entrepreneurship 6 th march 2009 Peter Ramsden Freiss Ltd
  2. 2. The Issue <ul><li>despite the large amounts of money spent by the Social Fund on entrepreneurship under EQUAL, there is a strong risk that the measures supported will be dispersed among a series of isolated measures which do not add up to a coherent strategy for entrepreneurship - particularly at the lower end of the market. </li></ul><ul><li>(Paul Soto March 2005 Amsterdam) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our proposal for EQUAL in 2005 <ul><li>A diagnostic tool </li></ul><ul><li>A combination of the two approaches </li></ul><ul><li>A way of looking at a Member State or Regional enterprise support system </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies strengths and weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Cross Member State comparisons become possible </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic element on what needs to be prioritised </li></ul>
  4. 4. Entrepreneurial ladder out of exclusion
  5. 5. The Tool look at experience of 8 target groups <ul><li>Formerly unemployed </li></ul><ul><li>Women </li></ul><ul><li>Migrants and ethnic minorities </li></ul><ul><li>50 plus </li></ul><ul><li>Young people </li></ul><ul><li>Under 30 </li></ul><ul><li>People with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Social enterprises </li></ul>
  6. 6. Four tables in the tool One page per stakeholder Where? Who fills it in? How many questions? Page 1 Experts 50 Page 2 Policy makers 30 Page 3 Business advisers 30 Page 4 Entrepreneurs 25
  7. 7. Results of the European tool <ul><li>Rapid appraisal – 4-6 weeks start to finish, 15 minutes to 30 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Engages your key stakeholders: policy makers, business advisers, entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyable and interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Generates evidence and data on which to base policy dialogue and practical actions </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive results that cover all target groups </li></ul>
  8. 8. Set up phase <ul><li>Form a tool support group </li></ul><ul><li>Select region to be studied </li></ul><ul><li>Select consultant for 30-40 days </li></ul><ul><li>Agree target group focus </li></ul><ul><li>Translate the tool into national language </li></ul><ul><li>Identify lists of interviewees of policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>Sample clients and obtain phone numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Notify key people that the study is taking place, its purpose and potential results </li></ul>
  9. 9. Implementation phase <ul><li>Start interviewing business advisers (focus group and written) </li></ul><ul><li>Interview clients by phone </li></ul><ul><li>Interview policy makers face to face </li></ul><ul><li>Carry out analysis using excel of responses – prepare graphs and tables </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse written responses </li></ul><ul><li>Produce final report according to template </li></ul>
  10. 10. Dissemination phase <ul><li>Produce a summary emphasising the recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Put up results on website locally and for COPIE </li></ul><ul><li>Send final report to key stakeholders and respondents </li></ul><ul><li>Hold stakeholder meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up the pressure using the tool support group </li></ul>
  11. 11. Traffic light scoring   ENTREPRENEURS                 Start Up support no specific target group Unemp-loyed Women migrants and ethnic minorities 50 plus Young people under 30 People with disabilities Social Enter-prises Aver-age score The advice system is easy to access and to get around 2.00 4.00 2.88 2.00 2.25 3.78 4.00 2.00 2.86 The business support available is friendly and answers my needs 1.00 4.00 3.38 2.50 3.25 4.00 2.00 2.00 2.77 I have had access to a mentor 1.00 3.60 3.00 2.50 2.50 3.44 1.00 1.00 2.26 Specialised training and materials are available which meets my needs 1.00 3.00 2.88 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.73 It is possible for me to obtain recognition and accreditation for training and experience which reflects my real skills 2.00 3.00 2.25 1.00 2.00 3.00 2.00 2.00 2.16 There are affordable business premises with easy to enter conditions (short leases, etc) 1.00 3.40 2.13 2.50 1.50 3.11 1.00 2.00 2.08   AVERAGE SCORE 1.43 3.40 2.82 2.21 2.43 3.32 2.14 2.29 2.50
  12. 12. Asturias conclusion <ul><li>Advisors identified a lack of mentors and coaches with real business experience, recruited from the community </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of quality standards for business consulting. </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses in support for immigrants and ethnic minorities </li></ul><ul><li>Strong efforts in the schools with good programmes but there were no visits to schools by entrepreneurs </li></ul>
  13. 13. Table 1 Regions that worked with the COPIE European tool from 2007 Phase 1 January -May 2007 Expert Version comments UK Wales Caryl Cresswell V1 Report completed and on website D Berlin Mitte Norbert Kunz and Stephanie Koenen V1 Report completed and on website ES Asturias [email_address] Rafael Vigil Alvarez, Virginia Jimenez Guijarro V1 Report completed and on website B Flanders Stephanie Devisscher and (IDEA Consult), V1 Report completed and on website P Lisbon Prof Jose Manuel Henriques V1 Report completed and on website Phase 1.5 Summer 2007 Ireland (Limerick, Longford, Dublin) Dominic Mullan (Lorne Patterson from Longford) V2 Glossy publication, no MA involvement Phase 2 December - April 2008 Es Basque Country Inigo Urkidi and V1 Presented bxl april 08 Es Andalusia Rafael Rossi MA Victoria Trillo V1 Presented bxl april 08 Es Extremadura Virginia Jimenez Guijarro, Angeles Mejia Garcia Hiero, V1 Presented bxl april 08 D Rhineland Palatinate Ralf Saenger and Heike Bennewitz V2 adapted Presented bxl april 08 Cz Ustecky Oto Potluka V3 (translated) Presented bxl april 08 Phase 3 After April 2008 UK Northamptonshire (EM) Simon Denny University of Northampton V3 Ongoing (stalled) D Brandenburg Norbert Kunz and Stephanie Koenen (funded by German ministry of labour Bettina Reuter) V3 (translated) Report completed? P Norte Carlos Ribeiro (funded by EQUAl Maria de Carmo Nunes) V3 (translated) Reported at Nov 08 Porto meeting It Venice MILE project contact in city of Venice Mara Vittoria and Roberta Capuis V3 adapted (target group migrants) Used for MILE local action plan reported june 08 in brussels
  14. 14. Issues with the tool <ul><li>Some successes – General awareness of specific needs has increased, Results have informed dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Welsh focus on ageing and disability </li></ul><ul><li>Norte – establishment of regional group on inclusive entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Some improvements in coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Also challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Slow set-up because of problems procuring experts </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the right people to be ‘owners of process’ (MAs, IBs, DPs, Providers) </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of follow through on results </li></ul><ul><li>More connection needed with ESF and ERDF </li></ul>