With the upcoming Steering Committee meeting and the Matchmaking event taking place this week on the island of Tenerife, the TOURISME project partners will have the opportunity to meet and advance with the training and capacity building activities for the project’s beneficiary SMEs.
Hosted by Intituto Tecnologico de Canarias, the 2 days-long meeting on 28 and 29 April will not only see the representatives of the 8 project partners but also additional 40 participants from Spanish SMEs and 10 foreign SMEs joining from Cyprus, Italy and France. The primary goal of this week is to leave the island with an update project plan for the upcoming summer which would confirm the remaining training and capacity building activities yet to take place in the 4 participating countries as well as the follow up of these activities and the monitoring phase. A comprehensive communication plan would also be drawn up which would ensure the visibility of the SMEs’ efforts and result in practice to external audiences.
The afternoon of the first day will mark the beginning of an extensive matchmaking event the 50 participants would attend. Alan Vella, of the European Commission’s EASME agency will open the event and welcome the representatives of the beneficiary SMEs. The participating representatives, as well as those joining online will have the entire afternoon to meet between each other provoking inspiring and motivating discussions and exchanging ideas and existing practices of good examples. Coordinated by the Instituto Tecnologico de Canarias, the matchmaking event indeed has the objective to initiate peer to peer learning among the participating SMEs.
The second day of the meeting will see a guided tour of the city of La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The participants will visit the world heritage city of La Laguna, visiting what was once the famous lagoon that gave the city its name. During the journey we will carry out different activities, games, and interpretation of the heritage.