Atrás Welcome day: Pioneers into Practice 2014

Welcome day: Pioneers into Practice 2014


  • The 2014th Pioneers into Practice (PIP) Welcome Day took place on the 29th September 2014 in the Valencian Edification Institute.

  • The European participants who realize their international stay in the Valencian Region assisted to the event, as well as the Valencian professionals who will supervise them (also called "hosts") and the program management team.

The Pioneers come from the programme´s six regions: Central Hungary, Emilia Romagna (Italy), Hessen (Germany), Poland and West Midlands. There are also people from the six outreach regions: Ireland, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Slovenia, and Romania. These countries are newcomers from the 2014 edition.

The section gathered: Victoria Palau, the General Director of European Union Relations, who welcomed the Pioneers. José Luis Muñoz and Celsa Monrós, from the European Region Valencian Fundation, entity that coordinates the Valencian Region´s PIP programme. Miriam Navarro, from the Valencian Edification Institute, who presented the Climate-KIC project "Building Tecnhologies Accelerator (BTA)" in which participates the Valencian Region through its own Flagship located in Castellón. At last, the coaches Antonio García, Cecilia Poyatos and Bernardo Martín, who dynamized the session with participative activities. See program.

The Pioneers into Practice (PIP) programme was created with the goal to produce a new generation of highly competent specialists, employees and political leaders who will help Europe into the transition to a new low in carbon economy. PIP tries to develop an interdisciplinary platform of technical knowledge and management ability, through an approach based on "learning while doing" promoting the mobility of professionals between the three vertices of the triangle of knowledge in each region (investigation and education, business and public bodies).

Climate-KIC is the main EU climate change initiative. It is one of the major European public-private collaboration focusing on climate change mitigation and adapting to it. Companies, academical institutes and public bodies form Climate-KIC.