Durham City Council (UK) was the hosting organisation of the LOCARBO launch event and 2nd Thematic Working Team (TWT) meeting, which was held in 18-19 October, joining several participants from 5 European countries: United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Lithuania, and Hungary.
The intensive agenda was divided in three main moments: the launching conference and model stakeholder café, the site visits, and the TWT meeting linked to the Steering Committee meeting.
The Lauching conference was officially opened by the Chairman of Durham County Council and the representative of the Province of Potenza. It was followed by a sequence of presentations addressing the LOCARBO project overview, the policy instruments and the established thematic pillars (supplementary services and products offered by regional and local authorities; innovative cooperation models; and innovative smart technologies).
The 1st day ended with a set of 3 site visits linked to supplementary services and products offered by regional and local authorities (Thematic Pillar 1). The selected visits were the Thorn Lighting Ltd, the Brandon Primary School, and the Framwellgate Moor Community Centre.
The 2nd day-event was entirely dedicated to the Thematic Working Team (TWT) and the internal Steering Committee meetings, with the objective of setting the next steps of the project financial and communication management, and also a roundtable discussion for the Analysis & Ambition info sheet, and the Action Plan Guide template structure.