On 29 January 2020 the first Programme Management Team meeting of the Capacity Building and Training Programme took place in Brussels. Participants were members of the IMPEL Board and Expert Team representatives. The Programme Management Team is led by Tony Liebregts and Rob Kramers.
Main objectives of the meeting were to develop a strategy document and the multi annual work programme for Capacity Building and training. Further it was important to fully involve the different Expert Teams in the Capacity Building and Training Programme and to assure that members of the Expert Teams will be involved in the three working groups.
A good discussion on the strategy and the methodology of the programme delivered the following chart below.
In the discussion on the first draft of the Multi Annual Working Programme, the participants agreed it necessary to align the Multi Annual Strategy for Capacity Building and Training with the overarching Multi Annual Strategy Plan of IMPEL.
The governance of the Capacity Building and Training Programme was explained. The participants agreed also in this respect that the programme should align with the review of the IMPEL governance structure.
As the programme contains three working groups, the participants talked about the membership of the different groups and the required profiles. The criteria are: a balanced geographical spread over Europe; a representation of each Expert Team; and well experienced and skilled members (depending on which specific working group).
Recruitment of members for the working groups is now well underway. The very first meeting of Working Group 1, on Strategy, will take place this week in Berlin. This is in practical combination with the meeting of the Cross-cutting Expert Team on 19 – 21 February 2020, as they have quite a few members in common.
To present and discuss progress with the participants, the Programme Management Team will meet again end of April 2020. Other meetings are scheduled for September and November 2020. Two mini-conferences are scheduled, one in May and one in September. The conferences are organised to present the work done so far and get feedback from a broader group.