SUSTAIN project: Exchanges in Portoroz and Barcelona

SUSTAIN Visit: Culture & Sustainability in Portoroz, Slovenia
19-22nd June 2012

“Culture & Sustainability” has been the theme of this visit which was held in the coastal town of Portoroz in Slovenia and hosted by the Regional Development Center Koper.
At this occasion, the partners had the opportunity to get acquainted with the sustainable development aspects of the coastal area development of Slovenia,  as well as , learning about the cultural heritage of the Maritime Museum and Sečovlje  Salina  Nature  Park (saltpans) and the  Škocjan  Caves,  UNESCO’s  World  Heritage  Site.

Programme of the Interregional Exchange Visit


See also podcasts on the Slovenian National page


SUSTAIN @ IVC Seminar on Exchange of Experience Processes

The Seminar on Exchange of Experience Processes took place on 19 June 2012 in Barcelona.  115 participants, representing 84 projects from first, second and fourth calls have joined the INTERREG IVC team. The objective of the seminar was to understand and discuss the way the exchange of experience among partners is being carried out, and how it can directly influence the policy framework of the participating regions. The day was divided into plenary sessions with general presentations, case studies and practical workshops in small groups.

The opportunities to network and share experience with projects at different levels of implementation, as well as the practical approach of the seminar, were highly appreciated. The feedbacks received showed that participants were inspired by the “richness of approaches that (one) can learn and choose from”, and came back home with new ideas concerning the methodologies and tools to implement their Component 3. A full event report will be available very soon on the IVC website.
See here SUSTAIN presentation at the event!