We talked with Eunik’s CEO Mr. Marcos Lopez to understand how has been the experiênce of working with Sport Evolution Alliance as a partner.
First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to talk to us and start by asking you to explain what EUNIK does, for those who have never heard of it get an idea of its work?
The European Network for Innovation and Knowledge is an international organisation based in the Netherlands, focused on scientific and innovation projects. Most of its portfolio comes from EU funded projects, in a broad scope of topics, such as health, technology, education, sports, and digital transformation, among others.
And how did you find out about SEA and come to the conclusion that it could make sense to partner with it?
We knew about SEA thanks to our past experience working with his CEO & Funder, Mr Pedro Dias. The experience of working with Pedro was great in the past, and we were convinced that if he was leading the institution it will be a very successful partnership and working with him and his team will be very easy for us.
Is SEA partnering in any specific project your org is coordinating? If yes, what is SEA’s role in it?
We are coordinating several projects in which SEA participates as a Partner, and where SEA brings an added value in terms of dissemination & communication expertise.
When did this partnership effectively start and which have been the added values of this partnership so far?
Basically, is in the impact that they achieve in their communication. SEA has a great network and they are capable of bringing news to all their stakeholders and then raise interest in our projects.
Now that you’ve been working with SEA for a while, and speaking to future partners, what would you say that’s the best characteristic of SEA’s team that makes them good to be a partner?
In my opinion, SEA is one of the most quality-oriented institutions working in the Erasmus+ Sport context. Maybe it shouldn’t be something worth it to mention but nowadays is really difficult to find institutions with experience and the level of involvement and accountability that SEA demonstrates in every project they are in.
In your view, what’s the best about working in partnerships?
Maybe the transnational experiences, the opportunity to have different experiences and cultural backgrounds inputs. All that finally affects positively the products of our projects.