Intercambio de Expertos

 

About the Project

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Programa
de Intercambio
de Expertos Cuba-Union Europea II

 


To consolidate the results of the EU-project FORGEC, EFMD has been awarded a 42-months project aiming to support the modernisation of Cuba in the field of entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. EFMD, together with ESADE, Nova School of Business and Economics and the university of Alicante, design and organise courses, trainings and seminars in the eight main universities of Cuba and facilitate the exchange of good practices between Cuban and European HEIs.

As project leader, EFMD coordinates the execution of the activities, mobilising experts from the consortium business schools and universities and facilitating the inclusion of new partners in the project activities.

Project objectives

  1. Consolidate the overall results achieved under the project FORGEC and in particular:
    1. Promote the long-term cooperation created in the field of management education between Europe and Cuba;
    2. Reinforce the quality assurance schemes developed in each participating university;
    3. Expand the scope of the methodological cabinets to creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation topics;
  2. Strengthen the exchange of good practices on management education between Europe and Cuba;
  3. Train teachers and trainers to ensure that they will share with Cuban managers and local actors the latest developments on management education in Europe.

Project activities

Concluded events:

  • Trainings / Courses on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation
    • Workshop on innovation and creativity in management education in the Agrarian University of Havana (October 2017), University of Havana (November 2017), University of Holguín (February 2018) and University of Camagüey (March 2018)
    • Study tour of 23 Cuban professors and HEI senior managers to facilitate networking and exchange of best practices with European creativity incubators (November 2017 and April 2018)
    • 2018 Annual Alumni meeting (“Jornadas de continuidad”) on leadership, innovation and change management (January 2018)

  • Capacity-building events
  • Networking opportunities and mission of identification of best practices for university management
    • Participation to the 2017 EFMD Annual conference on “Trends, Technology and Transition” and exchange of best practices on innovation techniques at city level (June 2017)
    • Participation to the XXII Congress of the Latin-American Public Administration Centre for Development (CLAD) on State reforms and Public Administration (November 2017)
    • Participation to the 2017 Agro-sciences Congress on “Impact of International Collaboration for Local Development” (November 2017)
    • Participation to the 2018 EFMD Annual conference on “Education 4.0: New Jobs, New Skills, New Education” and exchange of best practices on innovation techniques at regional level (June 2018)
    • Round-table in the framework of the XI International Congress on Business management and Public Administration (July 2018)

Upcoming events:

  • Workshop on innovation and creativity in management education in the University Central of Las Villas (October 2018) and University of Matanzas (November 2018)
  • Study tour of 10 Cuban professors and HEI senior managers to facilitate networking and exchange of best practices with European creativity incubators (November 2018)
  • 2019 Annual Alumni meeting (“Jornadas de continuidad”) on leadership, innovation and change management (April 2019)
  • Mission of consolidation of the methodological cabinets and innovation centres (September 2018)
  • Study tour of 5 Cuban Higher Education senior managers and on institutional communication (September 2018)
  • Seminar on governmental policies for social inclusion and diversity (October 2018)
  • Mission of identification of best practices on trainings for Higher Education managers (November 2018)
  • 3rd part of the mission of Impact evaluation of international cooperation on university management (December 2018)
  • 2nd part of the mission of preparation of the Cuban Case study book on management education (December 2018)
  • Seminar on the development and management of Innovation centres (2019)
  • Seminar on local entrepreneurship and local ecosystem (2019)

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