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Lisbon Mile Second Presentation

  1. 1. Mainstreaming the results of Equal on Entrepreneurship Peter ramsden Community of Practice on Inclusive Entrepreneurship Amadora 28° February 2008
  2. 2. What is Copie? <ul><li>An open network for people in Europe who are passionate about widening opportunity for entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing together policy makers, practitioners, advisers, municipalities, managing authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Developing an action planning methodology for use at city or regional level </li></ul><ul><li>Working in a structured way to build and share good practice and using web tools to help </li></ul><ul><li>Also using a diagnostic assessment tool that brings user views of weaknesses in the enterprise support environment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background to the COP <ul><li>5 years of managing authorities and partnerships working together on the Equal Thematic Group on Business Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Around 300 partnerships that have innovated on the ground. </li></ul><ul><li>Wide network of 11 managing authorities and 8 National Thematic Groups that are used to working together </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of organising events and workshops (London, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Hannover) </li></ul><ul><li>Above all commitment to working together on entrepreneurship </li></ul>
  4. 4. Evolution of COPIE <ul><li>COP proposal accepted December 2006 and granted €300,000 for 12 months. Starts Jan 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Five founding partners: Flanders, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Wales) </li></ul><ul><li>France, Wallonia, Greece, Netherlands observers </li></ul>
  5. 6. 3 parts of the tool to take the lessons forward <ul><li>An assessment matrix to look at the strengths and weaknesses of entrepreneurship support from the point of view of under-represented groups </li></ul><ul><li>Good practice exchange methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Working towards action plans for inclusive entrepreneurship </li></ul>
  6. 7. Background on cooperation in the ESF <ul><li>Around 3-4 billion euros. Similar size to EQUAL </li></ul><ul><li>But no calls (unlike Regional Fund ERDF/FEDER) </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralisation to Member States </li></ul><ul><li>Contact points and data base </li></ul><ul><li>Support for joint work in themes of EU interest </li></ul><ul><li>COPIE is one of seven pilot COP’s. The only thematic one </li></ul><ul><li>New Call for COPs in early 2008 </li></ul>
  7. 8. The snowball is growing <ul><li>“ To continue their work till 2013, I believe we need to build a platform for inclusive entrepreneurship in the new Structural Funds period”. Nikolaus van der Pas </li></ul><ul><li>“ We need to see the COPIE tool applied everywhere.” Alun Michael. Welsh MP and former cabinet minister. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Entrepreneurship for All platform must be a permanent, staffed structure, not an ad hoc one”.Jan Olsson, rapporteur of the EU Economic and Social Committee </li></ul>
  8. 9. Exploring the experience of selected 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><ul><li>Other groups can be added (e.g. ex offenders) </li></ul>
  9. 10. Four tables in the matrix One page per stakeholder Where? What ? Who fills it in? How many questions? Page 1 Enterprise ecology data Experts 50 Page 2 Four parts of the ladder 10 Policy makers 20 Page 3 Four parts of the ladder 15 Business advisers 30 Page 4 Four parts of the ladder 50 Entrepreneurs – half from equal, half outside 20
  10. 11. Scoring specific question on the matrix PAGE 3 SPECIALIST ADVISERS FILL IN THE COLUMNS THAT THEY DEAL WITH         THEMES Statement no specific target group Unemployed women migrants and ethnic minorities 50 plus CREATING THE CULTURE FOR ENTRE-PRENEURSHIP Schools have introduced entrepreneurship into the curriculum             Teachers have been trained to work on enterprise issues             Specially adapted teaching materials have been developed             Children/ students are able to form real or simulated companies to learn about trading             Businesses are regularly involved in school activities.           the subject of setting up a business is presented comprehensively and regularly by both regional and national media           events and trade fairs targeted at start ups take place regularly          
  11. 12. First results of the Assessment Matrix <ul><li>Rapid appraisal –8 weeks start to finish, 15 minutes to 1 hour </li></ul><ul><li>Engages the key stakeholders: policy makers, business advisers, entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Provides 360 degree view based on different perceptions of system </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 identify service weaknesses for key groups </li></ul><ul><li>But difficult to mobilise stakeholders to produce action plans for inclusive entrepreneurshipp </li></ul>
  12. 13. Figure 3: Specialist advisors’ view on entrepreneurship culture by target group
  13. 14. Traffic light scoring   ENTREPRENEURS/USERS                 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
  14. 15. Good practice clickable matrix
  15. 16. Current Activity <ul><li>Implementing the tool in </li></ul><ul><li>Spain Extremadura, Andalusia and Pais Vasco, </li></ul><ul><li>Czech Republic Moravia, </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal, Norte, Algarve </li></ul><ul><li>Germany Brandenburg and Rheinland Pfalz </li></ul><ul><li>Romania to be determined </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland completed and reporting </li></ul>
  16. 17. Other COPIE activity <ul><li>Exploring new regions and cities…. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the bank of good practice and put it on Wikia.Copie </li></ul><ul><li>Go interactive on our website with NING </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies and success stories </li></ul><ul><li>Develop new exchange sub groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>enterprise education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulation and welfare bridge to self employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social economy /business creation hybrid models (incubators, starter firms) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance and management (micro-finance, financial literacy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality assurance (for advisers and support systems) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Area based approaches (markets, streets) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop action plan methodology for inclusive entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for new proposal COPIE 2 </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Thankyou </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary website at </li></ul><ul><li>www.cop.downloadarea.eu </li></ul><ul><li>http://copie.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Soto [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Ramsden peterramsden@onetel.com </li></ul>

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