“GEMS – Integration and Solidarity Models for a Sustainable and European Alpine Future” – SLOVENIA, 19-20.05.18

“GEMS – Integration and Solidarity Models for a Sustainable and European Alpine Future” (Bled, 19-20.05.18) – POST EVENT PRESS RELEASE

The Municipality of Bled hosted on 19th and 20th May the Final Event of the GEMS project, “Integration and Solidarity Models for a Sustainable and European Alpine Future”.

The event crowned two years of intensive project activities consisting in network exchanges and debates around the future of Alpine communities and of the EU as a whole. Thanks to an innovative communication strategy implemented by the local partner, Municipality of Bled, the event benefited from high visibility at national and transnational level.

One of the most important highlights of the event was the signature of the Friendship Agreement by all GEMS partners, during a  public ceremony, attended, among others, by Ms. Eva Štravs Podlogar, Slovenian State Secretary.

By signing the agreement partners committed publicly to future cooperation within the network as well as to continue to promote the values of solidarity and diversity across the Alpine region and beyond. In fact, although GEMS project has come to an end, the GEMS network continues its activities and exchanges. Visit GEMS website and Facebook page for more information about forthcoming activities.


“GEMS – Integration and Solidarity Models for a Sustainable and European Alpine Future” (Bled, 19-20.05.18) – PRESS RELEASE

The Municipality of Bled will host on 19th and 20th May the Final Event of the GEMS project, “Integration and Solidarity Models for a Sustainable and European Alpine Future”. The event aims to disseminate GEMS Project results, as well as to facilitate the exchanges on participant’s experiences with the project, and their perception on the impact of the project for the GEMS local communities. Furthermore, the Final Ceremony foresees the signature of a Friendship Agreement, by means of which project partners commit to continue their collaboration and to foster the active engagement of their citizens at local and network level.

The first day of this event will engage GEMS delegation in field activities ad guided torus, aimed at presenting local excellencies and practices related to sustainable development and tourism, such as: the presentation of the "Constructive Alps" international award exhibition for sustainable renovation and new building in the Alps; a Study Visit to local operators active in farming tourism; as well as a guided visit to one of the bee-keeping farms in Bled. In fact, the event will be organised in parallel with the celebrations dedicated to the First Bee World Day.

Furthermore, during the celebrations of the Bee World Day, one of the cultural initiatives that was brought to light by GEMS workshops and debates, the Anciuti Music Festival, will be presented to the public. The synergy with the oboe Music Festival, organised by GEMS partner, Municipality of Forni di Sopra, will consist in a public concert of one of the protagonist orchestras, Dorelab Quartet,  by the Lake Promenade.

During the second day participants will be involved in a conference on the presentation of the project results: "GEMS: two years of debates for a more sustainable and European Alpine future" and in the Final Ceremony where partners will sign the Friendship Agreement. In this context participants will have the possibility to explain their experience with GEMS project.

The project activities are open to a wide range of interested citizens from all involved towns. All citizens may visit the project web-site (www.gemsproject.eu) or write directly to the Consortium (info@gemsproject.eu) for receiving further information.