Manon's input as an Interreg Reporter

This section will contain outputs produced in the framework of IVY during my 6 months volunteering experience in the DTP. 

For those who haven't heard about my adventure in Budapest yet, you can find here a video produced by the European Commission and released end of May. 

 

When shooting this video, I also took the opportunity to meet with Miklós Lukovics & Béla Kézy, from CityWalk. Throughout the interview and our lively debates, they gave me a better insight into the problem cities are facing: today, cars demand an increasing amount of space and thus crunch sidewalks, and public and green spaces away from citizens, engendering harmful consequences on the social, environment, public health, and economic well-being of cities

Following our discussions, I published a report and a short video highlighhting how CityWalk is contributing to enhance the Danube Region as a better place to live.

 

"When crossing a border is part of your daily business, be it for work or jogging, you start to realise how significant it is that these borders are not barriers"...

Page 46 of this Panorama Magazine we will also find an article about my motivations to join the European Solidarity Corps and to promote transnational cooperation. 

While reflecting upon how we could promote European Territorial Cooperation results towards local citizens, I came up with the idea to make several other videos focused on different approved DTP projects. Transnational cooperation indeed prepares the ground for long-lasting and comprehensive projects, in a sustainable perspective. It helps solve joint problems, by enriching perspectives on best practices and lessons learnt in other countries. And successful projects in the Danube region are very much aware of these benefits, as they rightly pointed out each time Gergő -the camerman from Eco Logical Films- and I went to interview them! 

You can find out more about our shooting adventure through this article.

Below you will find all the links to the 9 projects we visited :

  • Have a look at the teaser and the long version of the interview with Moveco
  • Have a look at the teaser and the long version of the interview with DANUBEparksCONNECTED (long version coming soon)
  • Have a look at the teaser and the long version of the interview with Green Danube (both will be published beginning of 2018)
  • Have a look at the teaser and the long version of the interview with Jointisza (both will be published beginning of 2018)
  • Have a look at the interview with Camaro-D 
  • Have a look at the teaser and the long version of the interview with about DANUrB (both will be published beginning of 2018)
  • Have a look at the teaser and the long version of the interview with about AgriGo4Cities (both will be published beginning of 2018)
  • Have a look at the teaser and the long version of the interview with about DRIM (both will be published beginning of 2018)
  • Have a look at the teaser and the long version of the interview with about RARE (both will be published beginning of 2018)​

 

Together with Nóra, the second Interreg Reporter that joined the DTP beginning of July, we had the opportunity to meet an external consultant visiting the D-STIR project. Erik Fisher, developer of the STIR (Socio-Technical Integration Research) method, spent some days in Budapest as well and happily explained his motives and goals related to the project. Click if you want to learn more about responsible innovation and the project itself! 

 

Manon also took part in an interview with Nonprofit Xarxanetorg, and she explained her motives and experiences as an Interreg Reporter at the DTP. Read the article here!

Another interview was prepared with Manon and Nóra by Sofia Santarsiero for the Italian magazine Giornale Ué - la voce dell'Europa. The magazine collaborates with a student association called European Generation, full youngsters committed to European issues. Read the article here

As part of the award to the best DTP project website, all DTP webpages have also been carefully assessed, the jury held intense debates... And we are now extremely pleased to announce the top 3...

Congratulations to Danube Skills for the First place, to CityWalk for the Second place, and to Attractive Danube for achieving the Third place! 

All three websites are worth having a look! 

Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)