As we are concluding the Interreg PROGRESS project we are glad to share some comments that our partners send us as farewell messages:

  • National Association of Italian Municipalities Tuscany, ANCI Toscana, Italy:

            “Congratulations to all the partners involved in the PROGRESS project! Your collaboration and             contributions have made a significant impact on improving regional policies on ecosystemic             services. This collaborative experience has been crucial for fostering positive change. Thank             you for your dedication and efforts. I hope we’ll keep our fruitful collaboration in the future!”

                                                                                                                                                          - Marina Lauri

  • Tolna County Development Agency, Hungary:

            “PROGRESS offered a unique opportunity to talk about one of the most crucial challenges of             our time. Now, having learned from all the partners we should lead the way in our regions to             create new policies that respects our environment and turns our attention to our             ecosystems. I believe that PROGRESS was successful achieving this and it has been one if not             the most successful projects we've been part of.”

                                                                                                                                                          - Balázs Kiss

  • University of Craiova, Romania:

            “Unfortunately we have reached the end! For me and my team it was a pleasure and an             honor to be with you, to learn from you! What can I say, you are all amazing! Maybe this is             not the end! It depends on us! Good luck and have a beautiful life!”

                                                                                                                                                      - Dragos Stefanescu

  • Riga Technical University, Latvia:

            “Despite the fact that Covid-19 pandemic made some corrections and majority of exchange             of experience events were held online, results have been a huge success. Aside from the fact             that we achieved real policy changes, I have to emphasize the critical success factors of this             achievement – balance between professionalism and friendliness among all partners. It has             really been a professional joy to be a part of this partnership and walk the distance together             with the project partners.”

                                                                                                                                                          - Janis Zvirgzdins

  • Eastern & Midland Regional Assembly, Ireland:

            “Thank you to all of the partners and local stakeholders who have travelled with us on this             journey of PROGRESS! Together, even through a global pandemic, we have succeeded in             building our capacities and improving our regional and local policies for ecosystem services.             What a great project it has been!”

                                                                                                                                                          - Owen Douglas

  • Ecology Research and Forestry Applications Centre (CREAF), Spain:

            “One of the few projects I have participated with real impact in regional policies. Very proud             and very happy to share it with my great partners!”

                                                                                                                                                          - Enrique Doblas

Goodbye Interreg PROGRESS!
July 2023