Project for Active Citizenship for the Environment and Sustainability (PACES)
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:
Established in 2002, Carlow County Development Partnership CLG (formerly Carlow LEAD-ER Company) is the Local Development Company for Carlow, a rural region in the South East of Ireland. We are strategically positioned to deliver client centred sustainable results for and with rural communities. Managing a portfolio of publically funded rural and community development programmes, we also work with private sector companies to progress elements of their corporate social responsibility strategy. Working in a region with a population of 58,000 people, we develop and deliver processes and solutions to address the socio-economic and environmen-tal challenges facing communities and individuals.
Our overall strategic focus has 3 inter-related strands namely, sustainable economic develop-ment, sustainable community development and labour market activation, and is underpinned by a €3.5million p/a annual turnover.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Our pre-development work with rural communities in Carlow has highlighted that communities do not fully understand why the European Union has taken a particular stance on a matter which is of great importance to them.
PACES aims to create a space for rural communities to engage in dialogue which will facilitate, educate and deepen citizens understanding of the Europe-an Union‘s policy making processes, in particular those processes that focuses on Climate Action, Sustainability and the Environment. PACES also seeks to empower citizens to participate in, pro-gress and influence Climate, Sustainability and Environment related policies at local, national and European levels.
PACES seeks to build a ‘bridge of understanding‘ between rural communities and the European Union by strengthening their existing, but disjointed relationship, particularly in the context of the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework and other Sustainability Policies, including EU decisions, directives and regulations.
Role of the partner organisation in the project:
Carlow County Development Partnership CLG will be the lead partner for this project.
The other partners will implement an agreed pro-gramme of community led actions in their respec-tive territories.
Partners with a proven ‘bottom up’ community development track record, LEADER ethos and /or community led local development methodologies are welcome.
Partners involved in sustainable rural development and the LEADER programme are also welcome.
Partners engaging in the Smart Village concept are particularly welcome.
More information about the planned project can be found in the attached document.
|INSTITUTION||Carlow County Development Partnership CLG|
|TYPE OF INSTITUTION||Other|
|CONTACT NAME||Mary Lawlor|
|NAME OF THE PROGRAMME||Europe for Citizens / Civil society projects|
|PROJECT TOPIC||Project for Active Citizenship for the Environment and Sustainability (PACES)|