Past Events & Resources

Meet and Exchange Workshop: Get Inspired by Mentoring and Twinning Practices of NCP Networks

Date: January 30 2019
Event Categories: Meet & Exchange Workshops

Concept & Aim

Every National Contact Point has once been newly appointed: learning the hard and soft skills required to conduct this job can be quite overwhelming.

Once experienced, habits and reflexes can reduce our capacity to question our working ways and adapt to a changing environment.

Learning the job of NCP and facilitating the exchange of knowledge and knowhow between experienced and less experienced NCPs can be realised in many ways: induction programme within a local team, on-the-spot self-learning, external trainings given by consultancy firms, meetings with the European commission… This is sometimes combined with mentoring or twinning schemes conceived and run by thematic NCP networks and the NCP Academy.

By sharing good practices and feedback from the field on NCP mentoring and twinning, we got inspiration from each other and reflected on how to provide adequate support to newly appointed NCP’s, while providing a rewarding experience for all people involved. Mentors, mentees and organisers of such programmes discussed aims, content, experiences, … and evolved toward shared practices and quality approaches.

Target Group

A mix of NCPs involved in the design, execution and evaluation of mentoring and twinning schemes, and NCPs who have acted as mentor or mentee since the start of Horizon 2020.