Selected under the first call for applications of "Erasmus+" (the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sports, aligned with the E2020 Strategy, running from 2014 to 2020), and framed within the so-called "Key Action - 2" (KA2), sub-action "Strategic Partnerships", the CLAVET project held its third transnational project meeting last January 26th. Coordinated by the University of Malaga (UMA) Spain, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ana Salinas de Frias (Professor at the Faculty of Law, Departament of Political Sciences, Public International Law and Procedural Law) and managed by the International Relations and Cooperation Office, dependent of the Vice-Rectorate for International Affairs, the project has a duration of 2 years (01/09/2014-31/08/2016) and counts on partner institutions, local authorities and organizations from 8 countries, all of them with extensive experience in EU-funded projects: Internet Web Solutions SL, ES; IDP SAS Di Giancarlo Costantino (Italian Development Partners), IT; Institut de Haute Formation aux Politiques Communautaires ASBL, BE; Comune di Reggio Emilia, IT; Jadransko Euroregija, HR; Hassa Ilce Milli Egitim Nudurlugu, TR; Yeri Municipality, CY; Inspectoratul Scolar Judetean Dolj, RO; Municipality of Distomo - Arachova - Antikyra, GR.
As a continuation to the "Kick-off Meeting", held at UMA in February 2015 and the Second Transnational Project Meeting, held at Yeri Municipality, Cyprus, in September 2015, the Third Transnational Project Meeting took place in Pescara, Italy, hometown to IDP. In this case the aim was to show and discuss the progress made so far (1.5 years of implementation) as well as to establish the necessary action plans applicable to different aspects of the project (administrative management, financial management, communication, promotion, dissemination, intellectual outputs, quality, sustainability, etc.) having treated and exposed successfully all points of the planned agenda.
The project is running smoothly and all goals are being accomplished as planned. The web and the online platform are fully operational, and several best practice fiches have been elaborated, reviewed, translated to different languages and made available to the general public on the project website. Also, a BPs browser is now running, allowing users to easily find fiches of their specific interest. The web platform backbone is now completed as well. Furthermore, project promotion has been (and continue to be) very intensive from the side of all partners, including the publication of project information on partners’ websites and social networks, press releases on news sites, videos on YouTube, promotional events, etc. Additionally, the project website is having a high number of monthly visits, increasing over the last months, as derived from web metrics indicators analyzed.
As a welcome addition, the so-called "CLAVET NETWORK" has been founded, and associated partners are being invited to join the project, paving the way for networking and project sustainability in the long term. The network, constituted by key (external) stakeholders, may contribute in great manner to sustain, support, and further extend its outcomes and achievements both during the project lifespan and beyond, while consolidating a "core" of trustful partners that may be easily teamed-up and engaged in new joint endeavors and projects in the near future.
Finally, the tentative venue and date for the celebration of the Forth Transnational Project Meeting, as well as for the final Multiplier Event were debated, in addition to key information for the preparation and elaboration of the Final Report, to be submitted through the "Erasmus+ Mobility Tool".