In Germany „READ IT“ is integrated in the campaign „Ich bin dabei“. In this framework we had a local kick-off meeting in the „Verbandsgemeinde Bad Marienberg“ – the local authority of 20.000 inhabitants in the rural area of the Westerwald. Aim was to attract local people for the „READ IT“ project and set up a local working group for the strategic partnership. Some excused before because of illness or other appointments but 15 local citizens attend the kick-off meeting including some local mayors. The result: People got interested and are eager to go on working in this project – a very good start for the local project group that started from scratch.

The next meeting is already planned for February to start with content and future plannings.