June 12-14, 2012
Covasna gathers its Regional opening, training sessions, thematic workshops, study visits and Presidium meeting
Over 70 experts gathered in the Romanian region of Covasna during 12-14 June with the aim to share experiences on water management as well as water scarcity and drought situations. The event was considered by the European Commission as a satellite event of the Green Week due to the quality of its content and its direct link to Green Week’s this year theme “Every drop counts”. Moreover, the Covasna event was held in the framework of the WATER CoRe project within INTERREG IV C.
The event was structured in two different parts. The first, consisted in the presentation of good practices addressed to stakeholders in the region. The second, consisted in a meeting of WATER CoRe project parters, which focused on the development of the e-learning module.
The meeting with the stakeholders aimed to disseminate the WATER CoRe project results within Covasna region, and therefore, to increase both media and non-media awareness on sustainable water use. The target profile mostly consisted in local experts from different fields related to water management, although experts in other fields such as agriculture or education also took part in the event. The speakers presented water management practices, while different political leaders mentioned certain case studies and local projects.
Moreover, participants had the opportunity to take part in several study visits. In this sense, it was possible to see the most relevant cultural attractions of the city. As well, participants could join an agriculture related visit to a farm nearby the capital city of the County where different irrigation issues and practices were presented. At the County Hall, participants learnt several practices on water management, which were presented by a number of local experts in the field. Furthermore, partners could enjoy the untamed wild life of Covasna County by getting close to fine examples of the brown bear Ursus Arctos. The day ended at a unique place: Lake Saint Anna and the surrounding bog Mohos.
The meeting among project partners focused in the discussion and test of the e-learning module, which is currently under construction. Finally, project partners scheduled the next actions to be fulfilled before the completion of the project in April 2013.
This project is cofinanced by the ERDF and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme
The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.