An MBB delegation of 15 masterclass participants visited Brussels on a three-day programme focusing on EU direct funding.
On this occasion, the Malta Business Bureau was represented by MBB President Mario Spiteri, CEO and Project Leader Joe Tanti, and Project Administrator Marija Elena Borg.
The MBB’s masterclass initiative is a result of the training undertaken under ESF4.245 Innovation Leaders: Improving Knowledge on EU Direct Funds. Since its inception, the programme has provided training and support to over 100 managers and executives on three EU funding streams of great relevance to the private industry: Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, and Creative Europe. Following the training, the best 15 submitted project ideas were chosen to be part of this study visit.
The aim of the study visit in Brussels was to provide further training and support for the participants to develop their idea further and actually submit their project proposal to the European Commission. Throughout the visit, the group had the opportunity to attend presentations at the European Commission, European Parliament, Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU, and the MBB’s transnational partners in the project – the European Projects Association.