The third and final Transnational Project Meeting (TPM) of the “Pall Push II – Integrating European Kowledge in Employment and Entrepreneurship For Disadvantaged Groups” took place in Madeira island, Portugal, led by the partner My Madeira Island. It happened in 11 and 12 October 2023 in the charming Centro de Juventude do Funchal (Funchal Youth Center).
The endings of the projects are very demanding as they reach the end and the time keeps running. This is especially true for ambitious international projects as its Pall Push II, targeting very complex thematic as employment and entrepreneurship.
This moment was strategic for the coordination of the group of partners as it’s crucial for the success of the project that partners stay together and focused on the key activities to implement. The TPM Agenda included:
- Progress Report and financial planning,
- Speed dating methodology and planning,
- implementation of apprenticeships opportunities,
- Success Stories Manual,
- Enhancement of inclusive entrepreneurship education and coaching services,
- Supporting of inclusive employment though upskilling,
- Mapping the target groups needs in post-COVID era and adapting existing training materials,
- Project sustainability and follow-up.
After the work was done, partners had the chance enjoy the beauty of Madeira island and feel the warm weather of October in this sub-tropical region. Madeira is a ultraperipheral region of Europe, located in the Atlantic, in biographic region called Macaronesia which includes the Canary islands (Spain) and Azores (Portugal).
In our days the main economic activity is the truism, being one of the most attractive destinations in Europe. In the agricultural sector, banana production, flowers and the famous Madeira wine also make an important contribution. The industrial activity is diverse, with small industries still standing out, such as those oriented towards local consumption (pasta, dairy products, sugar production and packaging, cement, among others) and those of an artisanal nature: Madeira embroidery, tapestry and wicker items. The free zone of Madeira also increased international investment, and several foreign companies came to establish themselves on the island (https://madeira.best/guide/facts-about/madeira-island-economy).