The INCOME project aims at exploring new ways to achieve greater job sustainability and opportunities, as well as creating a sense of empowerment and hope in a time of generalized pessimism. The project, funded by the “Erasmus +” program, targets people who coordinate co-working spaces in the involved countries in order to improve their practices and skills on the management of co-working spaces.

Within this framework, various job shadowing exchange programs have been organized during the last months. One of them took place in Lisbon, Portugal, between the partner organizations, from February 24th to March 3rd 2018. This initiative aimed at sharing know-how and good practices, analyzing the co-working concept, developing new ideas able to stimulate organizations and implementing other useful activities.

This thorough action plan not only involved the co-working spaces’ operators, but also the partner organizations and the youth workers associated with them. Moreover, the INCOME project is also designed to foster entrepreneurship and to support cultural institutions that are attractive for young creative people who are interested in self-employment.

Another relevant event was the Second Transnational Project Meeting, which occurred in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, on June 11th and 12th, 2018. The meeting, entitled “What’s working in co-working”, consisted on a number of conferences to make the point of the present situation concerning project’s achievements, but mostly to hear partners’ experiences and feedbacks of previous job shadowing programs they joined in. Thus the participants made the most of the opportunity to release a report about the initiative in order to figure out what were the strongest and the weakest points of the approach that has been embraced.

“This experience has been useful to raise awareness on different realities in the sector of the technologies and innovation” stated a participant. “The event enabled us to meet several professionals, to visit modern centers and facilities, to talk with the users and to be informed about the future events related to these sectors”, adding that “It was a wonderful experience”. “It is a good way to share ideas and to analyze facts. Participants have the possibility to discover new working methods and even to learn how to apply them”, declared another partner from “Megahub”.

The INCOME project aims at exploring new ways to achieve greater job sustainability and opportunities, as well as creating a sense of empowerment and hope in a time of generalized pessimism. The project, funded by the “Erasmus +” program, targets people who coordinate co-working spaces in the involved countries in order to improve their practices and skills on the management of co-working spaces.

Within this framework, various job shadowing exchange programs have been organized during the last months. One of them took place in Lisbon, Portugal, between the partner organizations, from February 24th to March 3rd 2018. This initiative aimed at sharing know-how and good practices, analyzing the co-working concept, developing new ideas able to stimulate organizations and implementing other useful activities.

This thorough action plan not only involved the co-working spaces’ operators, but also the partner organizations and the youth workers associated with them. Moreover, the INCOME project is also designed to foster entrepreneurship and to support cultural institutions that are attractive for young creative people who are interested in self-employment.

Another relevant event was the Second Transnational Project Meeting, which occurred in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, on June 11th and 12th, 2018. The meeting, entitled “What’s working in co-working”, consisted on a number of conferences to make the point of the present situation concerning project’s achievements, but mostly to hear partners’ experiences and feedbacks of previous job shadowing programs they joined in. Thus the participants made the most of the opportunity to release a report about the initiative in order to figure out what were the strongest and the weakest points of the approach that has been embraced.

“This experience has been useful to raise awareness on different realities in the sector of the technologies and innovation” stated a participant. “The event enabled us to meet several professionals, to visit modern centers and facilities, to talk with the users and to be informed about the future events related to these sectors”, adding that “It was a wonderful experience”. “It is a good way to share ideas and to analyze facts. Participants have the possibility to discover new working methods and even to learn how to apply them”, declared another partner from “Megahub”.