CECI International Project Meeting Day 2 and Day 3

The second day of the third CECI interregional meeting focused on sharing good practices. The Moravian-Silesian Innovation Center was youtube live, where thanks to videos they showed us the whole Moravian-Silesian region and its Industrial Heritage, called the Lower Witkovice Region. It used to be a factory of heavy industry, which has now been converted into concert halls, museums and a complex for events and activities. They also shared with us interesting projects that were invented in the Czech Republic, for example using plastic waste from cafes to make furniture.

Watch a video of what they managed to turn the abandoned industrial area into:

The project partners from the City of Mechelen also shared with us their good practices, namely the DIGIBIB project, which is related to laptop sharing, and introduced us to the tool library, how it works and especially how to involve the volunteer for this work. Another project was Camp to Camp which works great for all festivals. Participants can rent all camping equipment right at the festival site. And the tents left over from the festivals are reworked and recycled.

We thank the partner from the Government of Aragon for sharing with us the activities carried out by the University of Zaragoza.

And last but not least a good practice was the PATINA project presented by LAB University of Applied Sciences from Lahti, Finland. Thanks to PATINA, citizens can bring their old electronic devices there, where they dismantle and recycle them. A big part of that is the thrift store where people bring their donations. You will receive more information in the next project newsletter.

The afternoon part was dedicated to the Workshop: Innovation of new methods - we did it through the World Café methodology. We discuss 3 main topics - (1) Action Plan, (2) Textile waste and (3) How to support citizens' participation in the circular economy to make their initiative sustainable in the long term.

The third, last day of the third CECI online interregional meeting from Ostrava took place on 6.11.2020. In the morning program, Mr. Petr Birklen, head of a development project from MORAVIAN-SILESKY INVESTMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT, presented the POHO2030 project, whose goal is to transform the coal mining landscape into a prosperous region with diverse and sustainable life by 2030.

A steering group meeting followed to discuss the main points of the project to be implemented and how all partners are with them. In the afternoon, a round table discussion was held, which was mainly devoted to the topic of action plans and policy development in all partner regions.

All three days were difficult, but in the end we managed to conduct everything online through ZOOM and the MIRO platform. We'll be posting more about the MIRO platform and how you can use it soon. Thank you to our wonderful partners for the professional conduct of the seminar!

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