The Green Bridges project began in November 2019.
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(Without the replacement Polish partner who, following withdrawal of original PL partners) had yet to be an approved member of the partnership
The First LTTA Meeting:
In March 2020 preparations for the major 4 day Workshop meeting in the UK were complete and all partners (including Poland) had finalised their travel and accommodation reservations.
At which point the virus known as SARS-CoV-2 arrived and a pandemic was declared.
By 12th March the Workshop meeting had been formally cancelled.
The project began a very different journey from that originally planned.
A Social Scourge
The partnership, no longer able to meet physically, began to devise actions that both related to the unexpected disruption & the project theme
Adjusting to the ‘New Reality’
Proposals created in June & July by the Coordinating Agency was to produce, during June & July, a series of possible activities.
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During the summer the realities of the pandemic became clear – that despite the relaxation of social isolation, there would be a return to full isolation & for an extended period, throughout the winter.
The partnership, whilst retaining a hope that physical meeting would eventually become possible, re-developed its programme in order to ensure appropriate project momentum
During August the plans were enhanced and an Autumn Work Programme, with reporting, was published containing the earlier (above) information from later Spring
The project was producing a variety of reports which continued throughout the project
A pattern of productive monthly meetings had been established & following a formal positive assessment response from the 1st Interim Assessment a similar work pattern was continued.
The 2nd Interim Report, & partners shared a variety of festive recipes & decorations
Completion of the Tangible Outputs became the focus of most of the work.
The details of this work is covered by the Development Programmes section of the web site.
The partnership regularly updated their schedules to reflect external factors
January: Workshop on Outputs 2 & 3
The meeting included a ‘hosting presentation from Sastamala Community College (FI)
February: Strategy meeting with discussion on Assessment of 2nd Interim report
March: Workshop – Collaborative Working Seminar
April: Workshop – O5 Creative Activities: draft proposals
Parasol (PL) acted as host & made a presentation
May: Workshop – O7 Stories
The partners had agreed to change the story element to interviews with local environmentalists
June: Workshop – Presenting creatives activities (O5) to be performed during the summer period
July: Workshop – Best Practice
August: Strategy meeting Assessing Progress
September: Assembling Results & meeting discussion re: October meeting in Spilinga, Italy
At beginning of September some of the complex international quarantine rules were relaxed & a physical meeting became possible