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How to mobilise citizens in favour of environment? And how to ensure that results achieved during environmental campaigns are long-lasting?
On 10 October these issues will be addressed in a laboratory group “Citizens for greener cross-border regions” organised by TESIM, in association with DG NEAR and DG REGIO in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities, the biggest European networking event on regional and urban policy, with more than 350 sessions organised to discuss a wide range of topics, from competitiveness to good governance, from digital transformation to regional solutions for a climate-neutral Europe.
And talking about climate, when it comes to environment EU Member States and their neighbours face similar challenges, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean Sea: because environment knows no borders. ENI CBC programmes are very active in the field of environmental protection: around 20% of 500 awarded projects have been funded to improve water quality, to manage solid waste, to foster renewable energy, and to raise awareness of how important it is to act now.
Involving citizens in concrete actions is a must, and CBC projects encourage people to an efficient use of clean water as well as to recycling systems for solid waste collection. Schools and universities receive educational tools to understand the richness of the biodiversity and the ecosystems they live in. Citizens are motivated to act and to organise cross-border coastal and river monitoring but also clean-up campaigns. But what remains after cleaning a beach…. is it just a clean beach?
Building on two examples of projects funded between South-East Finland and Russia and in the Black Sea Basin, the Laboratory will collect ideas on which actions are most effective to mobilise citizens in environmental projects; and how the success of campaigns can be measured, and be long-lasting. The proceedings of the working session – lessons learned and good practices – will serve the purpose of improving on-going activities, as well as providing the basis for future environmental cross-border initiatives.
Please, register for the participatory lab until 27 September:
In order to register for our session, you need first to create/sign in with your EU Login account and then to complete your personal profile. Browse the programme for our session, using the following filters:
Theme: “A Europe closer to citizens”
Format: “Participatory Lab”
Day: Thursday 10
Start time: 11:30
Click on the session title “Citizens for greener cross-border regions along the EU’s external borders“, read the description and click “Add session”.
ENI CBC Programmes
A total of 16 programmes will be implemented under ENI CBC. They cover 12 land borders, one sea crossing and three sea basins, stretching from Finland and Russia in the north, to countries like Hungary and the Ukraine in the east, and Italy, Northern Africa and the Middle East in the south.
Here you will find news and information on each programme, including the programme strategy and participating countries.
Black Sea Basin
The programme aims to improve the welfare of the...
The programme aims to promote cooperation across the borders...
The Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine programme aims to promote activities which will...
The cooperation area of the Italy-Tunisia ENI CBC Programme...
The Karelia CBC Programme enhances cooperation between border Finnish...
The overall aim of the Programme is to promote...
This programme aims to strengthen relations, raise capacities and...
The programme contributes to strengthening relations between Latvia and...
The Programme area lies to the east of the...
Mediterranean Sea Basin
The ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 aims...
The overall objective of the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Programme is to...
The main objective of the Poland-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020...
Romania-Republic of Moldova
The Romania-Republic of Moldova Programme tries to enhance economic...
The general objective of the Romania-Ukraine Programme is to...
South East Finland-Russia
This programme aims to contribute to economic and social...
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