Formaper is the training Agency of the Milan Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Craft and Agriculture and brings an in-house competence arising from the training demand of the 325.000 enterprises registered within the Milan CCI. Institutional task is to contribute to the development of an entrepreneurial culture building on specific know-how acquired in the most dynamic and vital of Italian regions, which includes several world-class SME clusters. The objective is to support sustainable economic and social development through the provision of high quality training and consulting services.
Formaper activities are aimed at providing technical assistance for private and public sector development through the active involvement on international cooperation projects. Applying flexible technical approaches and leading multidisciplinary teams has allowed Formaper to successfully manage international development projects. Typical assignments include delivery of tailored training and support services for the following fields of expertise:
Services for SME development combine a thorough experience in assisting SMEs, particularly in the start-up phase and entrepreneurship development, on entrepreneurial training for business planning, financial services, ICT and marketing. Assistance is provided for training needs assessment, human resource development through innovative training programmes for owners, managers, consultants. Formaper brings an outstanding experience in formulating tailored training initiatives thereby including training of trainers courses (ToT) and individual support such as mentoring and coaching. A major field of expertise to support SMEs on foreign markets includes services provided for internationalisation and export development purposes. Through its CSR Desk (the first in Italy specifically dedicated to SMEs) Formaper carries out studies and provides training and consultancy on Corporate Social Responsibility issues, both to Business Support Organizations and enterprises.
Involvement in Italy and abroad on adult learning and related links with labour market is carried out through projects encouraging employability, reducing social exclusion, promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship through an ESF (European Social Fund) approach. Our activities provide counseling and training to adults, would-be entrepreneurs, unemployed thereby promoting active employment measures in a life-long learning (LLL) perspective. Formaper brings an in-house knowledge and experience in providing continuing vocational training for adults whereas a dedicated internal department has a proven track record of project experience. Being part of the Milan Chamber of Commerce and the National Union of Italian Chambers (Unioncamere) Formaper is relevant part of the continuing VET Italian system and has access to a wide network of Italian and European of Technical Education and VET Institutes.
Experience on regional development services includes capacity building for Business Support Providers (BSPs) and SME development Agencies staff as well as institutional strengthening or building of their services delivery. Formaper is actively involved on European Regional Development Fund - ERDF - Structural Funds implementation with a view to manage financial Grant Schemes to raise competitiveness at regional level.
At Public administration level Formaper expertise covers training and capacity building for public sector bodies, public expenditure management services for central and regional administrations and support to community organization.
Expertise in promoting women entrepreneurship while assisting them through adequate institutional support services was developed since Formaper creation (1987). Ever since then this has allowed to build an integrated support model based on a mix of information-training-assistance and mentoring services specifically targeted at women, covering the whole enterprise life cycle. In all the steps women are supported in the acquisition of data, information know-how and to develop effective entrepreneurial behaviors. Formaper carries a substantial experience on gender issues for women social and economic integration, thereby preventing domestic violence practices and institutionally setting up anti-violence centers complemented by access to enterprise start-ups initiatives. Thus, Formaper relies on in-house competence for economic and social empowerment of disadvantaged groups, notably women, realized through entrepreneurship training and consultancy, institutional building, policy advice, promotion of public-private partnerships, capacity building of civil society organizations.
Formaper has a specific experience and direct knowledge in successful implementation of complex tailor-made internship projects for managers and graduates on both national and international level, based on approach of individual design, careful consideration of personal project coaching and extensive coverage of various industrial sectors. Formaper has a large and consolidated experience on internship organisation programmes for foreign managers in Italian companies as well as EU nationals graduates abroad which dates back to 1994.
Formaper works with major international donors such as the EU - EuropeAid, the World Bank and the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Services are certified and guaranteed by the UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 quality system.
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Formaper - Milan Chamber of Commerce
Via Santa Marta 18, Milan , Italy
Contact: Mr. Carlos Talamas
Head of International Relations
Tel. ++ 39 02 8515 5346
Fax. ++ 39 02 8515 5793