Peter Speech Brussels 17 April

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Peter's presentation on COPIE at the meeting in Brussels on April 17th 2008

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Peter Speech Brussels 17 April

  1. 1. COPIE Community of Practice Inclusive Entrepreneurship <ul><ul><li>Peter Ramsden Frez ltd. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and Paul Soto Grupoalba </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. The Problem COPIE addresses <ul><li>Disadvantaged groups face a wide range of barriers to entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Existing policy on entrepreneurship often prioritises high-tech solutions </li></ul><ul><li>There is a huge amount of good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Some Member States have produced a comprehensive entrepreneurial ladder out of exclusion that works all target groups </li></ul><ul><li>But we risk losing knowledge and good practice at the end of Equal because the ideas do not get through to the next layer </li></ul>
  3. 3. The COPIE proposition <ul><li>To maximise the work of funders, practitioners and innovators of good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Take lessons from Equal </li></ul><ul><li>Validate the work of projects, DPs, National Thematic Networks, and the European Equal Thematic group </li></ul><ul><li>Put them into a usable format </li></ul><ul><li>Take them into the Structural Funds 2007 - 2013 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background to the COP <ul><li>4 years of working together on the Equal Thematic Group on Business Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Wide network of managing authorities that are used to working together </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of organising events and workshops at events (London, Antwerp, Warsaw etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Mature experience of DPs that have innovated on the ground </li></ul><ul><li>Above all commitment to working together </li></ul>
  5. 5. ETG developed the entrepreneurial ladder out of exclusion <ul><li>Creating the culture for entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated business support for all </li></ul><ul><li>  Access to appropriate finance </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidation and growth </li></ul><ul><li>Each area populated with case studies from DP projects </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  6. 6. Communities of practice <ul><li>A group of people who share a common concern, a set of problems or a passion about a topic and who deepen their knowledge and expertise by interacting on an ongoing basis </li></ul><ul><li>Etienne Wenger </li></ul>
  7. 7. Evolution of COPIE <ul><li>COP proposal accepted December 2006 and granted €300,000 for 12 months </li></ul><ul><li>Four founding partners: Flanders, Germany, Spain, and Portugal plus UK (Wales) </li></ul><ul><li>France, Wallonia, Greece, Netherlands participate </li></ul>
  8. 8. Origins of the tool based approach <ul><li>Analysis of best practice using the entrepreneurial ladder out of exclusion </li></ul><ul><li>BRIAN tool from Peter Lloyd for assessing 360 impact of social enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Prowess: flagship status assessment from UK </li></ul><ul><li>Development of tool for DG Employment on policies measures for micro credit with Jan Evers </li></ul><ul><li>´How business friendly is your city?´ Marcus Weidner of Kiz </li></ul>
  9. 9. We 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>
  10. 10. 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 20
  11. 11. 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>
  12. 12. Regions using the COPIE tool <ul><li>Phase 1 January -May 2007 UK Wales </li></ul><ul><li>D Berlin Mitte </li></ul><ul><li>ES Asturias </li></ul><ul><li>B Flanders </li></ul><ul><li>P Lisbon </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 1.5 Summer 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland (Limerick, Longford, Dublin) </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 December – April 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Es Basque Country </li></ul><ul><li>Es Andalusia </li></ul><ul><li>Es Extremadura </li></ul><ul><li>D Rhineland Palatinate </li></ul><ul><li>D Brandenburg </li></ul><ul><li>Cz Ustecky </li></ul><ul><li>Planned </li></ul><ul><li>UK Northamptonshire (EM) </li></ul><ul><li>UK Pendle (NW) </li></ul><ul><li>It Venice </li></ul><ul><li>It Torino </li></ul>
  13. 13. Inclusive entrepreneurship in the principality of ASTURIAS May 2007 D. Rafael Vigil Álvarez D. Guzmán García González-Posada CIUDAD INDUSTRIAL DEL VALLE DEL NALÓN, S.A.U Unidad Administradora del Fondo Social Europeo. MINISTERIO DE TRABAJO Y ASUNTOS SOCIALES
  14. 14. Recent achievements <ul><li>To go from 5 to 15 regions: </li></ul><ul><li>Animate virtual community of practice with web 2.0 functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Developing an Action Plan approach </li></ul>
  15. 15. Key learnings <ul><li>International working involves cross cultural communication </li></ul><ul><li>It takes time to build confidence and capacity </li></ul><ul><li>It helps to involve people who are passionate about what they are doing </li></ul><ul><li>You need a good mix of policy people, practitioners and experts </li></ul><ul><li>Without forgetting the voice of the beneficiaries - the entrepreneurs </li></ul>
  16. 20. <ul><li>Come to see us </li></ul><ul><li>www.copie.esflive.eu </li></ul><ul><li>http://wikipreneurship.eu </li></ul>

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