Third Transnational Partner Meeting in Brussels

The third transnational partner meeting of the FAME project was organised in Brussels hosted by the Belgian partner MAC-Team on 7-8 December 2017. All the six partners of the consortium participated at the meeting delegating 1 to 3 persons each, and the e-learning experts of BBS had a Skype presentation online as well from Budapest. It was an important milestone to the project implementation, because the first version of the 4 training modules, the most important products of the project were reviewed based on the evaluation of the external experts. The experts of the think-tank partners – Business Hungary and CEPOR – read through the materials and completed a detailed evaluation of the module materials. The participating project coordinators and module leaders discussed the feedbacks and agreed on the finalisation process of the training handbooks. The other important part of the meeting was the start of the e-learning development process to the 4 modules. Besides partners also discussed project management, quality management and dissemination/exploitation issues as always. The meeting closed with action planning, the agreement on the deadlines and responsibilities of the tasks for the next project period.

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Transnational Partner Meeting – 1st (Kick-off) meeting in Budapest

The kick-off transnational partner meeting of the FAME project was organised in Budapest hosted by the coordinator Budapest Business School (BBS) on 23-24 January 2017. All the six partners of the consortium participated at the meeting delegating 1 or 2 persons each (except BBS, as host participated with more than 5 persons). Managers/Coordinators and nominated training module leaders were there at the famous Lotz Room of the Budapest Business School’s Markó Street Building. The first meeting is always the most important one in the implementation process of the projects. The participating partners reviewed the accepted project proposal, the work plan and the budget and decided on the main responsibilities of the partners – nominations for the leaders if the training material development teams, work package leaders for dissemination, exploitation, quality management and piloting actions. All the work packages were discussed and the tasks and timing of the first project period (first six months till the second transnational partner meeting) were accepted and agrees – as Collating issues, Preparation for the training material development, first Dissemination and Quality Management actions. It means ‘action planning’, the agreement on the deadlines and responsibilities of the tasks for the next project period. 

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Transnational Training Event and the Second Partner Meeting

Transnational Training Event & Second Transnational Partner meeting in Leeds

May 2017

Academics and practitioners from countries across the European Union were welcomed in Leeds to discuss the development of FAME teaching materials to support the development of family firms. Participants at the transnational training event of the FAME project at Leeds Beckett University discussed the development of training materials for four modules. The meeting presented a wonderful opportunity for members of module teams from different countries to work together and share ideas. The content of each module was discussed in teams and conversations between teams took place to iron out overlaps and potential discrepancies. These discussions helped foster team spirit and an efficient way for working and delivering on transnational module development. Agreement was reached on the learning objectives and the structure of the modules including indicative content. The development of e-learning resource materials was addressed and the input of Leeds Beckett University e-learning staff added value to the discussion and allowed for better understanding of its educational potential. Participants gained better understanding of the relationship between the module training and the e-learning materials. Skype discussions with family businesses and business intermediary organisations helped to ground thinking of concepts and ideas in real-world practices.

The second transnational partner meeting was organised just after the training event with the participation of the managers/coordinators of the university partners, representatives of the non-university partners joined the meeting by Skype. The participants evaluated the training event, discussed project management, quality management, dissemination and exploitation issues and agreed on the deadlines and responsibilities for the next period (till the third meeting) of the professional implementation and the reporting tasks (Action planning).

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TRUST ME Multiplier event – information on the FAME project

On 25 January 2018 MGYOSZ / Business Hungary successfully organised the closing event of the two-year long TRUST ME project in January 2018. We also took the opportunity to inform all participants on the progress of FAME project. FAME is the third station of the project series in which our Confederation cooperates with the project leader Budapest Business School. FAME project deals with the same topic of the first one, called INSIST project approaching in more detail, thus the participants of the multiplier event were pleased to receive developed information on family businesses’ issues, as many of them have been following the progress of INSIST project and the whole project series.

At the event the experts of our Finnish, French and Romanian project partner introduced the current situation of their respective countries regarding the project topic and shared some best practice examples with the participants.

With great interest we also had a round table discussion titled ‘Be mentor or be mentored, corporate experiences in mentoring’ moderated by the chef editor of our monthly e-bulletin, Magyar Gyáripar.

As final product of the TRUST ME project we printed the handbook for future mentors which were disseminated at the closing event. The online version of the handbook is available at the project website.