On 19 October 2020 all partners in the Impact Incubator for Nurturing Sustainability - i2 SustainIT project gathered online for the 2nd project meeting which due to Covid-19 had to be organised virtually, hosted by the project partner from Bulgaria: CEED Bulgaria and supported by Knowledge, Innovation and Strategies Management Club (KISMC). The rest of the project partners: EPN Consulting, IDEC, Worldview Impact Foundation and Creative District participated virtually from UK, Greece and Belgium. The project has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union for its 2-years' implementation.
Each partner had the chance to talk about the impact investment and sustainability ecosystem in their country whereas many case studies encouraged interesting discussions comparing the ecosystems in a variety of European regions. Furthermore, the main topic discussed was related to the current situation in each country and the risk management and mitigation plan which is of paramount importance to have the flexibility of adapting quickly to any possible challenges arising due to the pandemic.
The meeting was also focused on discussions about the project management activities led by EPN Consulting; dissemination strategy, financial and administration details. All partners agreed on next steps and the evaluation and quality assurance framework for the project. Another aspect touched during the meeting was about the 3rd meeting supposed to take place in Greece along with the 1st training under the project.
Moreover, CEED Bulgaria which is leading the 1st Intellectual Output of the project - Impact Measurement Guide (IMGuide), presented its structure, tools and each partner's role for supporting its development. Additionally, the project partners had a discussion on the output framework and suggestions for the content of the model and the main concepts, as well as previous and ongoing Erasmus+ projects related to the main topic of i2 SustainIT.
KISMC also opened the floor for discussion on the 2nd Intellectual Output - Design Thinking for Impact Incubation Toolkit (DTi2 Toolkit) and relevant updates to share with the partners. IDEC updated the consortium with progress on the 4th Intellectual Output - Digital Impact Incubator Platform (Di2 Platform).
During each meeting all partners aim to have a proactive catch up on the dissemination activities led by Creative District.
To learn more about the project, check our first blog article for the kick off of i2 SustainIT project: Impact Incubator for Nurturing Sustainability' Virtual Project Kick Off from London [i2 SustainIT].
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