After the forced interruption of 2020, the partners of the OSIRIS project finally met in person in Trentino (Italy). The meeting gave us all an opportunity to reflect, as a group, on the good practices of resilience, adaptation and innovation that the pandemic has generated in each regional context.

In the past two years Interreg Europe projects had to face the limitations caused by the pandemic and an abrupt disruption of relations between the European regions involved. The recovery we’ve been experiencing in recent months allowed Osiris project partners to meet again and reconnect.

The Osiris project partners gathered to reflect and evaluate how the restrictions imposed on all European regions have influenced participation models, co-creative processes, the definition and development of policies together with users, citizens or businesses, with particular reference to the issues of digital transformation.

The meeting also included a study visit to the local tourism agency APT Dolomiti Paganella. Project partners met Luca D’Angelo, Director of APT Dolomiti Paganella, who welcomed them in a wonderful mountain resort where partners could enjoy a breathtaking view while hearing local stories of resilience first hand. 

Luca D’Angelo highlighted the story behind Dolomiti Paganella FutureLab, a local initiative that aims to empower the local community of the Altopiano Paganella in having a say about the future of their territory in the context of significant challenges the tourism sector is facing, both pre and post pandemic.   

Luca D’Angelo also talked about the importance of sustainable tourism, answered questions from Osiris partners and explained various aspects related to the importance of having a constantly evolving platform, always flexible and open to collaboration with the local community, whose quality of life is at the heart of the local project.

Furthermore, during the project meetings, the webinar “Resilience to the pandemic: what we have learned. Experiences of adaptation, innovation and co-creation from Trentino region" was held at the town council of San Lorenzo Dorsino (TN) and broadcasted live on the YouTube channel of the OSIRIS project.

During the webinar, partners from Trentino reflected on the challenges posed by the pandemic and how these challenges were reinterpreted and addressed in an innovative way by local administration in collaboration with the various stakeholders and citizens. The webinar, moderated by Elisa Morganti (HIT- Hub Innovazione Trentino), was attended by Matteo Previdi (Autonomous Province of Trento), Nicola Doppio (HIT- Hub Innovazione Trentino) and Alessandro Gretter (Fondazione Edmund Mach).

The working group of the Autonomous Province of Trento in particular highlighted the experience of the implementation and communication processes of the #RipartiTrentino platform, created to give a rapid and effective response to the needs of the economic system through numerous contribution measures managed almost exclusively with digital media. During the emergency linked to the pandemic, it was in fact possible to accelerate the digital transformation process within the Public Administration of Trentino, allowing to speed up administrative procedures and consequently provide services to users in a much faster way.

Finally, the meeting in Trentino represented once again an opportunity to reflect, as a group, on the good practices of resilience, adaptation and innovation that the pandemic has generated in each regional context.