The great international adventure of CAMELOT project (Cities And Metropolis in Europe Laboring Onward Together) ended on Thursday 16 February at Palazzo Isimbardi, the institutional headquarter of the Metropolitan City of Milan.
“Today we’re concluding this project, which has been able to promote eight events and lots of local activities, despite the pandemics” – stated Mr. Purcaro, General Director and Secretary of the Metropolitan City of Milan. “CAMELOT has favoured the cooperation between active citizens and public bodies” – he continued “in the process of building a metropolitan European identity”.
“CAMELOT has favoured the cooperation between active citizens and public bodies in the process of building a metropolitan European identity” – Mr. Purcaro, General Director and Secretary of the Metropolitan City of Milan
Hence, the added value of this project lays on the networking activities implemented among partners, in terms of exchanging experiences and good practices on the management of European funds, and improving the correct use of the latter. Thus, accessing fundings at EU level is a valuable way to support local bodies (Metropolitan Cities in this case) to empower citizens and improve their living conditions also in marginalised neighbourhoods.
Specifics and details of the targeted areas are available on the project website, which collects all the results and events achieved and implemented within the 36 months-length of the project itself. In addition, in order to encourage citizens’ awareness and interest in this crucial topic, the outputs of the project are available online in different languages.
Overall, this final event contributed to achieve the aim of the project: encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at a European level, while creating a network of Metropolitan Cities and fostering sharing of good practices and knowledge on European funds.
The project has been developed in the framework of, and financed by, the Europe for Citizens Programme 2014-2020. Details: 148.680 euro available, 36 months of work, 9 European partners and 500 people involved