Border reopening between France and Germany

Hello everybody, I started my volunteer mission in May at the Eurodistrict SaarMoselle in Saarbrücken, Germany. The Eurodistrict SaarMoselle deals with the interregional development between the region Saarland in Germany and Moselle in France. I quickly became part of the team and I attended important meetings. The Eurodistrict SaarMoselle supports citizens projects. So we have a lot of different citizens projects who are cross-border. We help them with making contact with partners from the other side of the border. For example we support a youth service cooperative in Forbach, France. Our job was to find some German people who wanted to participate and find places where teens could offer se

Beach wrack - How to convert a smelly nuisance to a profitable resource

When I applied to the Interreg program, I was hoping I’d get to work in the French Pacific Islands on conservation. I was far from imagining that, even during the Corona crisis and the severe lock-down, I would get to work on a European project in the Baltic Sea as complex and comprehensive as the CONTRA project. This project, named Converting a Nuisance to a Resource and Asset is about beach wrack, the algae leftovers that get washed onshore by the tides and the waves. It’s a partnership projects between all the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea, including universities and research centres as well as more « management-oriented » bodies to face all the aspects of this issue. Usually, peop

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