The partnership between public and private entities in investigating new ways to promote development is critical in the current situation, economic and social, living Europe and the rest of the world. The INMA European project, focusing on the formation and incorporation of women into the business world and to any other area as managers of innovation, extends and strengthens the initiatives undertaken by the various partners involved: Documenta, European Institute Studies for Training and Development and project sponsor, Santander City Council through its Development Agency, Dimitra (Greece), The West Pomeranian Business School (Poland) and Intelligent and Responsible Territory Management, GTIR (Spain).
Nearing completion, the project held last November 30 its Final Conference in the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander, attended by the Councillor for Employment and Enterprise Development Gema Díaz Domínguez, Director of the Employment Service of Cantabria Maria Angeles Sopeña, representatives of the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare of the Government of Cantabria, Ms. Amaya Fernández Development Agency of the City of Santander, President of Documenta D. Javier Farto and experts from different European organizations involved.
The exchange of experiences from different agents and areas focused the day, which analyzed both the current situation and future prospects and drivers of change. Also completed with a summary and first assessment of the different face-to-face and virtual training courses for qualified women and unemployed conducted in Spain (Santander), Poland and Greece, which will soon begin their internship in companies. In Santander, 5 of the 25 students selected (45 requests) just entering the labor market.
D. Javier Farto was responsible for inaugurating the Conference where Maria Angeles Sopeña began emphasizing the need to delve into the area to promote competitiveness and thanking Documenta, as representatives of the City and Regional Government present, participation in it. Also announced the upcoming presentation (September 14th) of the initiative ‘Entrepreneur Cantabria’ where they will use the training tool developed in the project which aims to encourage the whole society to transfer best practices, creativity and innovation to strengthen the economy.
D. Javier Farto continued deepen the work of the partners involved, the objectives and the suitability of this Lifelong Learning project that developed the European model of innovation manager based on the complete definition of their roles, responsibilities and skills in an open, dynamic and interactive framework.
Then Cafés Dromedario Marketing Director D. Alberto Vidal linked their professional experience to the subject by exposing different success stories. He stressed the value of quality and differentiation, the commitment to collaboration, the definition of excellence: investment, labor and talent as well as the need to be constantly alert to market changes and customer needs.
After the break, the director of Revalento, D. Roger Van Der Winkel, presented a detailed definition of the concept ‘Learning Organizations’ and the results obtained in different investigations with companies on it. Dimitra (Greece), WPBS (Poland), the Development Agency of the City of Santander and Documenta completed the panoramic providing the initial evaluation results of the face-to-face and virtual training courses developed in their respective countries and focused on five thematic areas: ‘New technology, Knowledge Management, Strategic Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resources’.
The Councillor for Employment and Enterprise Development Gema Diaz Dominguez was responsible for closing the Conference extolling the value of this initiative for the society and the training courses conducted.