CEETO Project: Kick off meeting in Bologna

CEETO Kick-off meeting in Bologna, Italy, June 2017

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EUROPARC is a partner of the CEETO Interreg Central Europe Project (Central Europe Eco-Tourism: tools for nature protection) that aims to make tourism a real driver for nature protection and local socio-economic well-being.

A great start for CEETO project with the celebration of the Kick-off meeting in Bologna, Italy, with the participation of over twenty partner representatives from eleven nationalities.

Not even one month after the official start of CEETO, project partner representatives gathered in the Emilia Romagna Province Administration headquarters from the 26th to the 27th of June to celebrate the Kick-off meeting of the project. The objective of this encounter was to discuss future actions for the successful implementation of CEETO and to clarify those aspects that could present an obstacle in the future.

Over twenty participants representing the eleven project partners were present in the meeting. Together with them, one representative of Interreg Central Europe Joint Technical Secretariat was especially invited for the occasion, and helped with the clarification of some points concerning financial management and project implementation.

Partners presentation and technical revision of the project

The meeting started with a presentation of the different project partners, which included an overview of the different organisations involved, their expertise, role in the project and their expectations of this joint collaboration. After it, a technical session took place, in which different aspects concerning project and financial management, and a review of the different work packages, outputs and responsibilities was approached in depth. This session also included a capacity building workshop in communication, in which partners were introduce to some communication techniques and to some of the tasks they will need to perform to accomplish the main goals of the project.

The meeting finished with the clarification of future actions and the next meeting, which is expected to take place in Budapest during December of the present year. After the event, all partners and Joint Technical Secretariat representatives agreed on the success of this Kick-off meeting, and on the good organisation provided by the Lead Partner.

The project is funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund.

For more information visit the project website.