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28 February, 2020

On February 5th,The Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence welcomed SilverSMEs project partners from Slovenia, France, Poland, Spain, Portugal and Sweden to CIT. The purpose of the visit was for the Projects's third Interregional meeting and conference that were held on February 5th and 6th respectively.

The partners visited Courtmacsherry Community Shop Co-Operative and Bandon Age Friendly Town. The shop in Courtmacsherry was submitted as a Good Practice as part of a European Interreg project and is an example of a community initiative supporting local micro enterprises operating in the Silver economy. The Good Practice is now published on the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform, which is available to policymakers around Europe. The EU delegation also visited businesses in Bandon involved in their ‘Age Friendly Town’, a Cork County Council initiative.

News of the trip featured in both the West Cork People and the Opinion Magazine (click on the titles to view a pdf of the articles).

The title of the conference, which took place on the second day, was ‘Business opportunities linked to the dependent ageing population’. The conference was well attended and photographs by Darragh Kane featured in The Echo.

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