NATIONAL SEMINAR EVALUATION – OPEI

Agenda Time Table 24-10-2017

Session 1: Presentation to Young People / Potential Entrepreneurs

TIME ACTION
08.30 – 09.30 Welcome meeting: Introduction to the OPEI Activities and the EIBI Project Outputs
09.30 – 10.00 Introduction to the EIBI Project, Entrepreneurship, the Start-ups, and the opportunities for young people in European Union
10.00 – 11.00 Presenting the course through our platform
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.00 Overview Entrepreneurship, the Start-ups, and the opportunities for young people in European Union (through EU projects)
12.00 – 12.30 Health and Safety at the workplace: The EU Directives
TIME ACTION
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break

Session 2: Presentation to Stakeholders

TIME ACTION
13.30 – 14.00 Introduction to the EIBI Project and the outputs
14.00 – 14.30 Entrepreneurship and the Legal Issues
14.30 – 15.00 The Health and Safety issues from a Management viewpoint
15.00 – 16.00 Overview EIBI the course sites and EIBI website
16.00 – 17.00 Developing successful Business and Marketing Planning. Challenges and tools in Europe
17.00 – 18.00 Final Remarks: Questions and Answers session.

The final National Seminar has been held at the OPEI Offices in Paphos with the presence of Media, www.pafosnet.com, representatives from the business world and other stakeholders. It has resulted to some specific, however, important results that must me outlined in order to gain a clearer viewpoint over the Project:
The Seminar developed by OPEI have successfully met the participants’ expectations, hence, providing a primary positive result for the overall project’s objectives. The vast majority of the participants have expressed their strong opinion that enough time has been allocated for the successful project implementation. The appropriate time allocation was considered as a major element for OPEI, therefore, the results revealed that this objective has been successfully met.
OPEI importantly notes that the overall project impact has been highly positive. Exceptional attention is paid to the fact that 85% of the participants claimed that the project has allowed them to improve their skills in areas such as language and digital competences. This is a vital component as it was considered a major issue for OPEI since we realised that there was a significant low level of English and Business language ability, as well as a very average level of digital knowledge.
The third point regarding the final Seminar evaluation, OPEI notices the fact that the participants not only exchanged experiences and practices that led to a network development that hopefully will help them in future professional activities, but also stated that they would recommend the project to other people.
As an overall evaluation, OPEI strongly believes that the Project has managed to achieve its major objectives, has created new opportunities for disadvantaged people and provided the opportunity to participants to gain valuable skill that would not otherwise be able to do so. It was definitely a win-win situation, both for participants as well as for OPEI that has gained further experience in a truly innovative Project