In the application phase, each partner completed a form describing a best practice (BP) consistently with the theme of the project. Such partners were then defined as "donors". Other partners have chosen BPs that meet their needs and have been identified as "receivers". We have selected eight BPs that will be presented to the other partners during six workshops (one workshop will host two BPs). These workshops consist of a one-day visit on site, including meetings with local stakeholders involved in the governance of the BP in the field and one working day focusing on the BP. These two days will allow partners to confirm their position as“receivers”. Two workshops will be held in Auch and Limoges, outside the MED area.
Once the 6-workshop phase is completed, the “receivers” may, if they wish, ask the“donors” to arrange bilateral meetings. These will allow receivers to deepen their knowledge of the BPs and, thus, to draft their transferability format best. Bilateral meetings will take a five-month period, the fifth and last month being devoted to the drawing up of transferability forms.
The 6 BPs selected are:BP PHILOXENIA with EMLOC as a donor (D ) - BP SOHO SOLO and BP OVOP with CCI du Gers (D ) BP INFLOWENCE with EUROKOM (D ) BP PORTAIL NATIONAL DE L’ACCUEIL with the COLLECTIF (D ) BP DEVELOPPEMENT ENTREPRENARIAT RURAL with ANETEL. L (D).
In order to improve the BPs issued by previous projects, the final beneficiaries must fill in a questionnaire that has been elaborated by the COLLECTIF and submitted to the approval of the other partners. This questionnaire will be sent out every 6 months by the concerned partners to the final beneficiaries. This ex-post evaluation will allow partners to assess the results of BP after the end of their project and give the Programme a mid-term overview of the real impact of previous projects. This activity will lead to updated BP forms, assessing strengths and weaknesses. They will also include the portrait of a beneficiary.