A celebration of achievementsPosted: July 18, 2012 | |
Every project or training activity funded through the Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal programmes has to submit a report. Not only is this a requirement of your funding but it also a chance to celebrate your success with us.
Each year we produce detailed guidance on how to complete your report and for Partnerships and Transfer of Innovation projects we also hold Final Report Seminars as these require more detailed reporting. These seminars are a chance to talk to your Project Officer for advice and network with other projects.
We have previously written about the lifecycle of a project and here we focus in more detail on the final reporting stages which take place towards the end of the Transfer of Innovation lifecycle.
A celebration of your achievements
Recently we welcomed 2010 Transfer of Innovation projects to their Final Report seminar and the day started with an in-depth focus on two of the projects. Firstly Louise Norman from Inova Consultancy spoke about the Fe:male project:
Fe:male has reached female entrepreneurs across Europe through Mentoring Circles in Cyprus, the Netherlands, Malta and the UK. 100% of the women that participated in the Mentoring Circles would recommend them and extra sessions have been scheduled due to their popularity. We also set up the fe:male network connecting over 200 female entrepreneurs across Europe. The impact of the project, particularly the Mentoring Circles, has been felt by all participants and has helped females feel motivated to take the first entrepreneurial steps to starting a successful business.
Ali Smith from Superact spoke about the PEETA project:
The PEETA project has far exceeded the expectations of the 5 prisons involved with the Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness BTEC course, accredited by Exdecel during the project lifespan, being piloted in Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal and Turkey. The project has attracted the interest of key stakeholders in prison education including Ministries of Justice and regional governments, with the Portuguese Prime Minister inviting female prisoners to present the project to parliament.
The only question left for Superact is where do we go from here, there is obviously great potential for both learners and trainers so watch this space!
Further details can be found at: www.peetaproject.eu
Preparing for the final report
With the final report being a contractual requirement and linked to the final payment of your funding it can seem a daunting task of knowing where to begin. We have broken down the advice and guidance into two main sections, an overview of the final report as a whole and a detailed look at the financial requirements of the final report. You can find this information on our website as well the answers to the questions you raised during the final report seminar: www.leonardo.org.uk/2010finalreport
At the final report seminar the projects also had a chance to hear from an experienced promoter, David Brown from Nottingham Trent University. David shared his hints and tips to completing the final report:
Start now, don’t underestimate the length of time required to complete the final report. Ask your partners for their contribution well in advance of the deadline and make sure everything is branding correctly (project logo, project number, disclaimer…).
If you are running a 2010 Transfer of Innovation project you will have received your Final Report form and can start using our advice and guidance to help you complete the report by the 30 November 2012.
How to celebrate your achievements
There are many ways that you can celebrate your achievements with us and other projects. Completing the ADAM database is one way to showcase your success and potentially find new European partners for future projects: www.adam-europe.eu
Adding your Leonardo or Grundtvig Partnership project to the European Shared Treasure database is another way to talk about your experiences with a wider audience. As well as ADAM there is also EVE. This is where any project funded through Leonardo, Grundtvig or Transversal can display their project or training activity, not only is it a great way to disseminate your experiences but you can also read the testimonies of others.
You can also contribute to our Projects around the UK map. This is a chance to share the journey of your project and pass on your advice and guidance to others. Download and complete our template to add yourself to our Map: www.leonardo.org.uk/casestudy
We are also on Twitter and you can tweet @llpUKecorys to keep us up to date with the impact of your project.
Interested in running your own Transfer of Innovation project?
If you are not yet running a Transfer of Innovation project but are interested in finding out more why not attend one of our Information Days?
They are a great way to find out more about all aspects of Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal funding, register to attend an Information Day: www.eventbrite.com/org/209354293?s=8758784