JOIN THE BALKAN BLACK SEA CLUSTER FAMILY

Dear Cluster Friends,

We have pleasure to inform you that at the VII Balkan and Black Sea Conference Days of Clusters 2016: Creating Cluster-Based Economic Development for a Sustainable Region, from 22 - 24 September 2016, in Ohrid, Macedonia, during the first conference day we will organize the cluster development INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP facilitated by Mr. IFOR FFOWCS-WILLIAMS, trainer, coach and mentor in cluster-based economic development from New Zealand and the Global TCI Network Advisory’s Board member.

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP, September 22, from 16:45 to 18:15h + one-to-one consulting/mentoring during 2-days conference and wine study cluster trip.

Cluster development in practice requires a team approach. No individual has all the information, or all the answers.

Dialogue is needed, with business + public agencies + academia integrating their information and experiences to collaboratively establish forward agendas.

This conference workshop will follow this format. It will be very interactive, not a lecture, with structured conversations enabling participants to share their learnings ... and headaches.

During this workshop, discussions in small groups will include:

  • Successes and difficulties with your clustering initiative
  • Identifying obstacles
  • Exploring solutions


Following each small group discussion there will be plenary feedback. Ifor will be drawing on his own experiences in responding to the questions that emerge during the workshop. Some discussions may relate to the Twelve Step cluster development process that Ifor has developed (see attached).

Who should attend? The workshop is designed for cluster managers, cluster directors, cluster support organisations and policy agencies.



Workshop facilitator, Ifor Ffowcs-Williams

Ifor is CEO, Cluster Navigators Ltd, New Zealand. He is acknowledged as one of the most influential cluster practitioners in the world. Ifor has trained cluster managers in over 50 countries.

He has advised The World Bank, EU, OECD, UNDP, international aid agencies and national & regional economic development agencies on six continents.

Ifor is a Founder and Past President of TCI - The Global Clusters and Innovation Practitioners Network, Barcelona.

Ifor is the author of ‘Cluster Development: The Go-To Handbook’, the first comprehensive guide to the What? the Why? and the How? of cluster engagement.


If you are interested to be conference participants, we kindly ask you to register your participation via link: www.daniklastera.clusterhouse.rs since the number of participants is limited.

WELCOME TO OHRID – THE CITY OF CLUSTERS IN THE BALKANS 2016

JOIN THE BALKAN BLACK SEA CLUSTER FAMILY

Dear Cluster Friends,

We have pleasure to inform you that at the VII Balkan and Black Sea Conference Days of Clusters 2016: Creating Cluster-Based Economic Development for a Sustainable Region, from 22 - 24 September 2016, in Ohrid, Macedonia, during the first conference day we will organize the cluster development INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP facilitated by Mr. IFOR FFOWCS-WILLIAMS, trainer, coach and mentor in cluster-based economic development from New Zealand and the Global TCI Network Advisory’s Board member.

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP, September 22, from 16:45 to 18:15h + one-to-one consulting/mentoring during 2-days conference and wine study cluster trip.

Cluster development in practice requires a team approach. No individual has all the information, or all the answers.

Dialogue is needed, with business + public agencies + academia integrating their information and experiences to collaboratively establish forward agendas.

This conference workshop will follow this format. It will be very interactive, not a lecture, with structured conversations enabling participants to share their learnings ... and headaches.

During this workshop, discussions in small groups will include:

  • Successes and difficulties with your clustering initiative
  • Identifying obstacles
  • Exploring solutions


Following each small group discussion there will be plenary feedback. Ifor will be drawing on his own experiences in responding to the questions that emerge during the workshop. Some discussions may relate to the Twelve Step cluster development process that Ifor has developed (see attached).

Who should attend? The workshop is designed for cluster managers, cluster directors, cluster support organisations and policy agencies.



Workshop facilitator, Ifor Ffowcs-Williams

Ifor is CEO, Cluster Navigators Ltd, New Zealand. He is acknowledged as one of the most influential cluster practitioners in the world. Ifor has trained cluster managers in over 50 countries.

He has advised The World Bank, EU, OECD, UNDP, international aid agencies and national & regional economic development agencies on six continents.

Ifor is a Founder and Past President of TCI - The Global Clusters and Innovation Practitioners Network, Barcelona.

Ifor is the author of ‘Cluster Development: The Go-To Handbook’, the first comprehensive guide to the What? the Why? and the How? of cluster engagement.


If you are interested to be conference participants, we kindly ask you to register your participation via link: www.daniklastera.clusterhouse.rs since the number of participants is limited.

WELCOME TO OHRID – THE CITY OF CLUSTERS IN THE BALKANS 2016

Days of Clusters 2016 - registration ongoing

Would you want to leave and work in better business environment?
Join the Balkan and Black Sea Cluster Family in Ohrid from September 22-24.
Conference registration is still on going.
Only 15 days are until the beginning of the conference.
See you in Ohrid - city of clusters in the Balkans in 2016.

OPPORTUNITY OF JOINING AN ERASMUS + TRAINING, PIATRA NEAMT, ROMANIA, 2-10.9.2016

Do you work with young people and want to bring a positive impact in their lives, gain new skills and learn more about international youth work and Erasmus +?

CREED Romania invites you to the training Apprenticeship as a Pathway to Employability that will take place between 02nd and 10th of September 2016 in Piatra Neamt, one of the most picturesque cities in Romania / an “urban island” in the mountains.

Travel, accommodation, and meals are covered as the seminar are financed by Erasmus Plus Programme.

The maximum amount we can reimburse for the UK is 275 Euro!

Accommodation will be done at Ceahlau hotel in Piatra Neamt :http://www.hotelceahlau.ro/

There is no participation fee!

What will you gain by attending this training?

·         gain the necessary skills for presenting in a professional way the program to young people, potential employers etc. ( presentation , communication, public speaking skills )

·         learn how to offer consultancy to young people ( knowing very good the process of apprenticeship and motivating young people to continue it, as sometimes they may lose motivation etc. )

·         get career guidance skills ( redirect young people to different potential employers based on the database they will create and the needs of the young people; they will know how to help young people understand what exactly they want from the apprenticeship and in what domain they should do it ) ;

·         necessary skills to persuade the employers, young people in seeing the benefits of the program (  knowing how to set up and run high-quality, successful apprenticeship programmes, presenting the steps, presenting good practice models etc. ; if the employers will receive support from the youth workers they will feel more open to implementing the programme)

·         learn how to create effective awareness campaigns for the interested actors ( Raise your EMPLOYER BRAND with apprenticeship for example )

·         learn how to organise activities to support youth transition to the labour market with specific regard to apprenticeship schemes ( example: public open evening for managers and young people etc. )

·         professional development of the youth workers ( you can become an expert on the topic and offer your services to other interested firms, social actors interested in implementing this kind of programme )


If you are interested, please send us an e-mail to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with the subject Application for Apprenticeship as a Pathway to Employability, attach your Curriculum Vitae and a brief description of your experience in relation to youth work and motivation to attend the seminar.