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EU Regions Week 2021: Interreg FCE to host ‘digital transitions’ event


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The Interreg France (Channel) England programme is proud to announce that it will be delivering a Participatory Lab as part of EU Week of Regions and Cities 2021 (#EURegionsWeek), the biggest Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy.

The Participatory Lab titled ‘Digital transitions in a post Covid-19 world: Lessons learned from the Interreg France (Channel) England programme’ will take place on Wednesday 13 October, 08.30 - 10.00 UK time / 09.30 - 11:00 CET time.

The session will bring together a range of expertise from across Interreg FCE projects at an interactive knowledge sharing session exploring how funding bodies, organisations and partnerships can enable the digital transition.

The 90-minute Participatory Lab, delivered online via Zoom, will also examine how citizens can contribute to that process, drawing on experiences from Interreg FCE projects that have been pioneering digital methods (tools and channels) to address various challenges amidst the Covid-19 pandemic – from improving health outcomes to promoting the circular economy and reducing plastic waste.

The session will feature a keynote from Interreg FCE Programme Manager, Carolyn Reid, as well as presentations from project representatives and breakout room Q&As. The session will cover a range of topics, with a focus on using technology to engage stakeholder groups and to support the green transition.

Speakers include Carly Leonard, Chief Executive of Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) / Cool Food Pro project, Hugo Sintes, Head of Programme at Optivo Housing Group / Increase VS project, Lizzie Lewis, Plastic and Sustainability Project Officer at the UK’s Environment Agency / Preventing Plastic Pollution project, Dr Lucie Domingo, Lecturer in Eco Design at UniLaSalle, Rennes / BLUEPRINT project and Camille Franceschi, European Project Manager at ESIGELEC / ADAPT project.

There will also be a live lab delivered by a team from CobBauge project, led by Plymouth University, UK. The project will demonstrate how it has successfully used technology to engage stakeholders and promote a traditional building material known as ‘cob’ for housebuilding, while making sure its fit for current building regulations in the UK and France.

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