IHF in Moate (Ireland) for the Closing Meeting of the MICRO Project

26th October 2018

IHF was in Moate on October 25th for the Closing Meeting of Enhancing Competitiveness of Microenterprises in Rural Areas (MICRO), a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships for Vocational and Educational Training.

The Transnational Consortium met for the formal closure of the Project and to explore future exploitation of MICRO results and outputs. The meeting offered a unique opportunity to illustrate the results achieved and to explore the possibilities for further implementation.

MICRO was implemented by 7 Partners from 6 countries (Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia and Spain). The idea behind MICRO was to sustain the growth and competitiveness of rural microenterprises by developing practical training resources and a dedicated Open Educational Resource (OER Platform).

MICRO Closing meeting1

After a structured need analysis the Consortium developed tailored training modules on the needs of microenterprises in rural areas, to help them building capacity and new skills.
The training is freely available in multilingual versions on the dedicated Open Educational Resource Platform:

During the meeting, Partners revised all Project Outputs: the OER Platform, the Capacity Gap Assessment, Training Content and Test & Validation activities.
An important issue discussed during the meeting was targets achieved during Dissemination activities. Partners are strongly committed to give great visibility to the Project, a dedicated Multiplier Event was held in each Project country in addition to daily online and offline Dissemination activities. Further, the MICRO website will be maintained for two years after the Project completion.

In MICRO, IHF asbl brought its consolidated experience and expertise in promotion of entrepreneurial spirit, especially among specific target groups at social or economic disadvantage (i.e. unemployed, youth, female, etc). IHF asbl has multiple years of experience in the development and implementation of training and awareness programmes for the promotion of entrepreneurship both within and outside formal education systems.

For further information about MICRO Project:

MICRO website: