Great, participants from all six participating countries of the Strategic Partnership “Green Initiatives in Rural Areas” (GIRA) did take part in the recent web talk with Prof. Ringel from the TEAM Europe, the speaker team of the European Commission.
Prof. Ringel accompanied us through the broad spectrum of the European Green Deal from its very beginning up to now. We delved into the different aspects this very broad policy area provides. One can say it will be really one of the most ambitious European aims in politics of the foreseeable future.
In the discussion we also considered the aspects of what the rural areas and the local communities if not the single citizens can do within the framework of green policy. It was very important for the project group to get these additional information to delve deeper into the topic that we are working on.
Good to see that even in times of pandemic European cooperation is possible.
In Sweden GIRA is already disseminated on a broad scale. A first newsletter was send out after some local meetings and preparations. Especially in pandemic times this is a heartwarming and encouraging move to open up this European project to a broader public alraedy in this very early phase of the strategic parnership.
You can read the newsletter in two ways:
Here the original newsletter as PDF download. (Swedish language)
And here also an English summary newsletter as PDF download .
Our Startegic Partnership comes slowly to an end. The steering committee had almost its final Skype conference to coordinate the final report for ERASMUS+ but also discussed how we can proceed with the topic of rural areas. And many ideas are already on the agenda. It turned out that rural development is really a hot topic in Europe and there are so many creative ways of fighting the challenges. But its still a lot to do and develop. We keep on going and commit ourselves to rural development in the future.
It’s the heart of the project – our steering committee consisting of all project partner. We think it is a good sign for an active project that the committee is regularly in contact, having Skype meetings, documenting everything in written minutes etc. By the turn of the year we will go to the final phase of the project. We still have two transnational meetings in 2019 and the writing of the manual has already started. That’s good progress.
We are looking forward to the things that will come. We are ready and very confident that we will finish the project accroding to our aims. See u all in 2019.
Our project gets more and more attention as loacal activites and PR are increasing. Today we can present a radio coverage from France about READ IT. Have fun listening to Marie 😉
A public activity in Sweden for the promotion of our project on the 8th of May.
We ”occupied” the hall of the municipal hall in the community of Ljusdal, up north in the county, to give information of our project and about our Europe House. We met around 75 intrested people during 2 hours. In the photos is Hasse and a representiv, Lena Husen, from ”All o Sweden shall live”. We had meetings and contact with people who will be engaged in the meeting in Sweden. Very productive.
The strategic partnership continues its work. After the kick-off and many local activities to get the basics for the work in the partnership “READ IT” held its first big interim video conference to inform about the development in the different countries and to check the latest preparations for the first transnational meeting in France in March 2018.
The results look very promising. Local citizens could be involved in the project and networks are established. The French partner was very busy with setting up the programme and agenda for the transnational meeting in Paris. Now, the partnership is step by step filled with live and after all the formal preparations we can really start with work on content, rural areas and active citizens – great.