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Coworking spaces: State of the Art & Map of opportunities

Coworking spaces are a good opportunity for the reconversion of traditional or abandoned buildings.   

It is also a good opportunity for the enhancement of youth entrepreneurship and local development.

To achieve this, the “Youth re-working rural” project, in which the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development participates as a partner, made an analysis on the state of the art & map of opportunities of coworking spaces.

The analysis is composed of:

1) Background and context analysis, including data and information about unemployment, availability of abandoned buildings and diffusion of coworking in the project territories.

2) Map of opportunities: identified territory potentialities and growing sectors

3) Identified existing reports, articles, interviews and papers dealing with coworking management & skills needed to effectively implement and manage co-working spaces.

4) Identified training programs (face to face, blended, online) offered to coworking professionals.

5) EU good practices related to : reconversion of abandoned spaces, effective management of co-working, the impact of co-working for local development.

 6) Perceived training needs of young people.

7) Inputs by experts in entrepreneurship and local development, professionals, intermediary organizations, trainers, policy-makers about needed skills for coworking professionals.

Particular emphasis was placed in the cities of Troms (Norway), Marche (Italy), Larissa (Greece), Zasavje (Slovenia), Latgale (Latvia) and Extremadura (Spain).

You can find the total analysis available in English, or a short summary in each partner language, here!