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International conference, 30 June 2017, London, UK

The SETTLE Final Conference was held on 30th June 14h00–18h00 at University Square Stratford.


14h00: Welcome

14h05: Overview of SETTLE Project

14h15: Overview of Outputs

IO1: Lina Klemkaite, Dramblys

IO2: Stephanie Sandland, UEL

14h30: Guest Speakers

Bob Lisney OBE Chief Executive and Trustee Public Monuments and Statutes Association

‘Social Enterprise and Sustainability: Pitfalls and Opportunities’

Ingrid Stellmacher Chief Executive: Le Menach Foundation

‘The Role of Dignity and the Dignity Diaries’

Ian Bathgate

IBM Project

15h30: Tea

15h45: Introduction to the SETTLE Lab, Virginija Bortkevičienė, Vytautas Magnus University

16h45: Launch of Level 3 Award

17h00: SETTLE way forward and Sustainability Partnerships








4th Transnational Meeting – London, UK

The UK partners, University of East London, hosted the 4th transnational meeting (TM) of SETTLE project on Thursday, 29th and Friday 30th June 2017.

During this TM, partners presented their activities so far, especially regarding the development of the courses for the SETTLELab platform  and planned the next steps for the last multiplier events and the finalization of the project.

Main topics of the official agenda:

THURSDAY 29/6/17


SETTLE PROJECT – Overview and status

Overview of where we have got to. 

Asking a critical question:  Where next?

Partner reports (1)

Discussion – partners’ contributions

Brief discussion on module contributions so far per partner

Partner reports (2)

Discussion – partners’ contributions

Continue contribution discussion on:

·        Issues arisen

·        Steps to Sustainability

SETTLELab – Fine tuning and Next Steps

Discussion and Suggestion Forum.

To discuss issues surrounding the platform, usability etc

SETTLELab Fair – Discussion on Dissemination

To discuss running of the event – open forum for idea generation.
Making SETTLELab impactful and appealing

SETTLE’s Impact

Brief Discussion on Qualifications, local activities going forward etc.


·         Administration Update

·         Financial management

·         Reporting

 University of East London (UK) to highlight next steps and deadlines

Friday, 30/6/17

Requirements for wrap up


All outstanding issues from yesterday needing clarification and further discussion

Final Conference 

–       Who to target

–       Using Conference to support sustainability

Presenting the SETTLE Project at Patras IQ 2017 expo

Our Greek partner, InterMediaKT, succesfully completed its’ participation in the 4th technological transfer fair entitled “[ Patras Innovation Quest – Patras IQ 2017 ], which was held at 07-09/April/2017, in the premises of the “Pampelloponisiakon Stadium”, in Patras.

InterMediaKT presented the aims, goals and objectives of the SETTLE to the visitors. The event was organized by the University of Patras, The Achaia Commercial & Industrial Chamber, Ministries of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and of Economy and Development, The region of Western Greece, the Hellenic Open University and the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece.

SETTLE Platform/Project presentation at “Be Eager”, Patras – Greece, 28 – 29 March

Patras – Greece
28-29 March

Our Greek partners, InterMediaKT, participated at the”Be Eager” 2 days Seminar – Workshop as mentors/ key speakers where they presented SETTLE platform/ project and they really enjoyed.

The Event inspired Uni students to see how a business idea can be created and learn all about.

The event was organized by “Patras IQ” and “Comvos – Cooperation and Motivation of Students

Through interactive workshops and trainings of professionals, the students will got the necessary knowledge to enable them to implement their own idea.

Moto of the event:

~ Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

~ Be Eager to change

SETTLE Final Conference Invitation

The Social Entrepreneurship Training via icT Learning Environments (SETTLE) Final Conference will be held on 30th June 14h00–18h00

Venue: University Square Stratford

Launch of the Final SETTLE Platform
Report back on SETTLE Partner Piloting
Launch of the Level 3 Social Enterprise Award
Launch of the Level 7 Enterprise Educators Award and Diploma

Followed by light dinner at Dinerama

Free registration via Eventbrite

3rd Transnational Meeting – Patras, Greece

The Greek partners, InterMediaKT, hosted the 3rd transnational meeting (TM) of SETTLE project.

During this TM, partners presented their activities so far and planned the next steps for the implementation and results of the project.

Main topics of the official agenda:


Lessons for sustainability

IO2. European learning pathway on Social Entrepreneurship 

Lessons for sustainability – Beta learning materials and link to EQF

IO3. SETTLElab Status Quo and Way Forward

Materials development and qualifications development

– Translation

– Sustainability

Piloting Planning = to support SETTLE Impact

–      Level 3 and Level 7

–      Drive SETTLELab through network (metrics, evaluation tools, etc?)

Local visit at “Café Gefyres”, a social enterprise based in Patras

–       Administration Update

–       Financial management

–       Reporting

Final Conference – London June 2017

–       Structure (After final meeting)

–       Programme Draft

–       Who to target

–       Using Conference to support sustainability



Exchange of good practices, Patras, 9 Feb 2017

This morning we had the chance to meet the partners of the project “Social Youth Enterprises – Erasmus KA2 Project” – at Καφέ Γέφυρες – ΚοινΣΕπ Ένταξης and discuss about the objectives of the Project on social entrepreneurship and to introduce the projects we’re involved with young people who want to invest on social entrepreneurship.

In turn, they described their actions on camera and we all agreed to cooperate in joint actions.

#Patras #ErasmusPlus #Meeting #Visit #Interviews

Startup Europe Week 2017 – Patras, Greece – 6 Feb 2016

Photos from the event of the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece for Startup Europe Week where our Greek partner, InterMediaKT, presented our good practices from SETTLE Project!

We’d like to thank the committee again for the invitation and we look forward to new partnerships and joint actions!
#SEW17 #SEW17_Western_Greece #Patras #SETTLE

More photos from the event:


SETTLE World Café – Austria

The multiplier event (ME8) in Austria took place on 10th November 2016.

We organised the event following suggestions on the World Café methodology from the project application. Some 10 people participated at the event representing other organisations and business areas. The event was organised in one of the BEST premises in Vienna. The main aim was to inform people coming from different expertise areas on the project and its objectives, as well as products. The workshop furthermore was organised to help collate input and feedback from representatives working in social entrepreneurship, training, innovative business, supporting policy matters and initiate a dialogue among participants.

The event had its welcoming and introduction session, the World Café for the discussion of the learning pathways and a general discussion with closing round for all participants. The aim was first to present objectives, current activities, members and structure of the project to then get input and feedback on the development.

The World Café session consisted of four rounds in which participants discussed simultaneously individual topics to then share results with their peers. Participants had some 15-20 min. before changing of groups. The main aspects they were asked to discuss and then brought together with all partners were:

Does this give a good base?, Are the contents fit for purpose?, What is your experience in teaching these topics?, Are there any synergies and collaborations you see?

We then organised receiving joint impact on these contents and discussed aspects experts considered as key success factors. Finally, bringing actors in the field of social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education together, we also organised social gathering.

The event was successful and given feedback was in general positive. Participants were interested in receiving access to the SETTLE platform when ready and learning more about the final products. The discussion on the learning pathways was fruitful; good suggestions were given that shall be taken into consideration for the finalization of the SETTLE products. Finally, the participants appreciated the possibility of sharing knowledge and thoughts and welcomed the development of the SETTLE products.

Main results
The structure of the event considered presentations and discussions. Participants were informed on the project in general, the partnership, as well as the status of the development progress. For input and feedback collation on developed SETTLE European learning pathways, participant groups were formed and asked to discuss them following the World Café idea. All participants were engaged and motivated during and after the event to contribute, giving feedback, sharing experience and also using in the future SETTLE outcomes where possible.

Contents of the pathways presented/ discussed were approved and found useful. Presentations however were estimated maybe not suitable for all participant groups envisaged by the SETTLE project.
They were also interested in learning more on support the platform would later give to learners, social learning included. They highlighted the necessity of simple and easy registration as from experience learners would have access to many contents suitable for learning. They also suggested to include more dynamic learning material then, e.g. giving more practice to theory. Few participants suggested to insert more activities (assignments) in the theory presented in the slides that learners could do on their own with any project they might already be involved in – or should do.

Some mentioned the need on considering how the project intended to keep learners motivation at a high level and avoid drop-outs. They were also interested in feedback mechanisms, progress overview and mentioned moodle being in frequent use but not being very appreciated by users in general.

When asked in final discussion rounds if they were interested in registering, some would be interesting in using the material for training but were rather skeptical on the format (slides) the material was presented in. They suggested to clearly first address the target audience and then would need material that is adaptable to individual groups. They would register once they could see the real implementation of the learning pathway material.

In sum, the event was very fruitful and showed participants were interested in the topic. Particularly learning material on social entrepreneurship was sought after and well appreciated, even if the expectations on SETTLE outcomes might not be met completely at this point.