From 9 to 13 September 2019, in Florence, Italy, took place the seventh training and study visits of the project SURVIVE – Surviving The Storm: Identifying & Linking Internal Capabilities with Business Continuity – included in Erasmus + KA2 Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training – Exchanges of Practices – Project Number 2017-1-IT01-KA202-006081, Training – Exchanges of Practices – Project Number 2017-1-IT01-KA202-006081, organized by the Italian company SHARING EUROPE.
In the presence of all partners, namely Poland (Euro-Idea – Krakow), Portugal (Epralima – Arcos de Valdevez), Spain (Fundation Trabajadores Integral Steel Industry – Barakaldo Bizkaia), Bulgaria (Bulgarian Management Association – Blagoevgrad), Italy (Godesk – Potenza and Sharing Europe – Florence) and Greece (EEO Group – Athens), in order to investigate and identify the secret of the success of companies, which in the crisis period allowed them to overcome difficulties and survive, Sharing Europe, the organizing institution, provided training on resilience and motivation, with particular emphasis on Start-Ups. In this context, we visited three business incubators that provide resources for young businesses, helping them survive and grow during the start-up period, namely “Murate Idea Park”, “Nana Bianca” and “Impact Hub”. There was also a visit to “Spazio Costanza”, the first coworking company, with a children’s space and a multidisciplinary team that provides psychological and pedagogical counseling, parenting support, support for the creation of micro projects to reconcile life / work and social and professional orientation paths. The group also visited “Officina Creativa”, which is a multifunctional and multisectoral space that acts as the driving force of local artistic – Florentine and Tuscan – Italian and international handicrafts, seen in constant relationship with other traditional and innovative “creative industries”.
After completing the agenda, a balance sheet of the event was prepared, and all partners concluded, like in previous events, that it was quite profitable and enriching, taking into account the content of the project.