Study visit Pelhrimov, Czech
Dec. 1-5. 2014.
The hosted mobility in the Czech republic by Stanovice pro pivot started with welcome, official opening and getting to know each other. Al participants introduced the organisation they represent and also themselves, their involvement in the project, connection to the topics and motivation and personal objectives related to the participation in the Czech mobility.
The first session provided also the facilitated space for presentation of the flow of the activities at local, regional and/or national level of the each partner's country together with achievements. During the lunch break had the participants also short time to explore a bit the venue of the meeting. During the afternoon joined us interesting guests, Mrs. Hajkova representative of the Department of the Regional development/Regional Authority of Vysocina region who presented us the state of play of small businesses and their support in Vysocina region, innovative measure implemented by the Authority at regional level and financial support system. The expert on EU funds and subsidies Mr. Cerny presented the current situation linked to the small businesses, rural development, ICT and opportunities. He also shared the good practices of the success of the small businesses using the ITC even fully based on e-commerce or the marketing tool. On the schedule the second day was the workshop on e-skills related to the development of the rural business including the theoretical part, practical exercise and brainstorming with the space for exchange and sharing, mutual inspiration. The workshop offered to the participants many resources, trends in terms of the dynamic development and progress of the ITC area.
The last day was opened by the input on Entrepreneurship in the rural areas, national support and good practice. The main content of the day focused on field trips, visit of the good and inspiring examples.
The visit of Luka, a.s - farm with animal and plant production with main milk production had also the tasting part the milk products. The member of the board of the farm presented us legislative guidelines and the project of "Regional brands". The following field trips guided the group to the Hotel Farma small family business with successful growth and development related to rural area (own bio production, etc.), local entrepreneur art smith and the final dot in the line of the practices exploring was the local Pelhrimov brewery.
The official part of the fruitful mobility full of inspiring information with inter culture flavor of the group sharing was closed with the evaluation and farewell dinner.
Summary of evaluation:
The participants have very different level of knowledge related the main topic of the Partnership
The activity which the participants like the most was good practices - field trips - visits of the entrepreneurs
Whole programme and all activities were evaluated in the range from 75% to 100 % of satisfaction, there were differences in the evaluation of the workshop on e-skills where the participants explained the different knowledge start line (for some was totally new for some things they knew but still with the space to share and make comparison among countries).
Practicalities were evaluated as very good (highest points).
The expectations of the participants were fulfilled and they appreciated the inspiration and ideas they learnt and shared.