Kick-off Meeting for TASK4ISI Project in Krakow, Poland

Date: 18.06.2024

We are delighted to announce the Kick-off Meeting for the TASK4ISI Project (Transnational Action to advance Skills and competences FOR Inclusive entrepreneurship and Social Innovation), taking place on June 24-25, 2024 at the Krakow University of Economics (KUE) in Krakow, Poland.

The TASK4ISI project is dedicated to fostering inclusive entrepreneurship and social innovation among groups that are typically less economically active, including women, migrants, youth, individuals with disabilities, and the self-employed. Through international collaboration and comprehensive support, the project aims to enhance skills, competencies, and innovative capacities to develop new products, services, and job opportunities. This initiative is expected to contribute significantly to social cohesion and economic growth.

The two-day Kick-off Meeting will bring together all project partners to discuss the project’s objectives, outline the workplan, and establish the framework for effective cooperation.

Day 1, on June 24th, will begin with a welcome session, followed by presentations from each partner outlining their role and contributions. Key sessions will cover the overall project objectives, management processes, communication strategies, and a meeting of the Steering Committee. The day will conclude with a social dinner, providing an excellent opportunity for networking and informal discussions.

Day 2, on June 25th, will delve into detailed workshops on creating and running ISIHUBs (Inclusive and Sustainable Innovation Hubs), developing a Transnational Network, and reviewing existing policies and strategies related to inclusive entrepreneurship. A highlight of the day will be the press conference where project leaders and experts will present the project’s impact and goals. The press conference will be moderated by Dr. Bartłomiej Biga and feature panelists such as Dr. Magdalena Zajączkowska, Project Manager TASK4ISI, Dr. Piotr Kopyciński, Director of the Malopolska School of Public Administration at KUE, Dr. Rafał Solecki, Director of the Małopolska Centre for Entrepreneurship, and Monika Hiroń, Expert on social and professional reintegration from FRDL MISTIA. The event will conclude with a session to finalize the executive action plan and validate the project timeline.

This Kick-off Meeting is a pivotal moment for establishing the foundation of the TASK4ISI project, ensuring successful collaboration among the 11 project partners and 6 associated partners from six different countries: Austria, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Hungary, and Italy. The Krakow University of Economics is proud to lead this initiative, with support from Interreg Central Europe 2021-2027.