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ARPEL4Entrep Project – Wrap-up Transnational Meeting held in Malta – 23rd June 2023

Representatives of the project partner organisations at the Wrap-Up Transnational Meeting held in Malta on the 23rd June 2023 at Blackley’s Business Centre in Pieta. Prof. Ing. Radovan Madlenak – University of Zilina; Prof Alessandro Pagano, Dr. Mariangela Latorre – University of Bari Aldo Moro; Prof. Danutė Rasimavičienė, Ms. Ieva Druktene, Ms. Elze Rudiene – Vilnius University, Stephen P. D’Alessandro, Ms. Anaswara Chandran, Mr. James Scerri – Advenio eAcademy; Prof. Jenny Pange, Prof. Yorgos Goletsis, Ing. Apostolis Atsiuris – University of Ioannina and Nicholas D’Alessandro – eBusiness Systems

On the 23rd June 2023 Advenio eAcademy organised the wrap-up transnational meeting for the ARPEL4Entrep Erasmus+ project.  With participants from the project partners including University of Bari also Moro, Italy; University of Ioannina, Greece, University of Zilina, Slovakia and Vilnius University, Lithuania, and Technical Partners, eBusiness Systems, Malta. Regrettably representatives from EUCEN, Belgium could not attend.

Mr. Stephen P. D’Alessandro, Executive Director of Advenio eAcademy welcomed the participants and commented briefly on the successful implementation of the project. All deliverables met and most importantly excellent feedback from the key beneficiaries – the students on the pilot programme.

There were various items on the agenda including follow-up on issues raised in previous transnational meetings, and arrangements to finalise and wrap-up all outstanding dissemination events.

The meeting included a critical review of the pilot intake of the Bachelor’s Degree in entrepreneurship, and identification of issues or processes that can be addressed in forthcoming intakes. The meeting discussed the details of the internal analysis, summary details of which were presented during the International Forum on RPL within HEIs held the previous day. The positive feedback provided by students during the event further reinforced the feedback received through formal student feedback questionnaires.

The meeting discussed sustainability issues and what incentives could be granted to further intakes of the programme. The meeting confirmed the decision taken in a previous transnational meeting to launch a second intake in October 2023 and arrangements were discussed for the launch of the recruitment campaign.

Other initiatives and activities were discussed in an effort to keep the partnership on-going and to continue to build on the early success of the ARPEL4Entrep programme.