In a significant stride towards addressing the unique challenges faced by remote and rural communities across Europe, Consulta Europa took the spotlight this week, unveiling the FLIARA Project during the Erasmus+ EUROPE Project activities. The initiative, designed to weave connections among these communities, scrutinise shared challenges, and advocate for a unified approach to societal changes, places emphasis on active community participation in decision-making processes.
Consulta Europa, members of the communication team in the FLIARA Project, led the charge in presenting the initiative during the Erasmus+ EUROPE Project activities, drawing attention to its potential impact on remote and rural communities. The Erasmus+ EUROPE Project, a dynamic undertaking aiming to establish a cohesive network among remote and rural communities, provided the ideal platform for Consulta Europa to introduce the FLIARA Project. This collaborative venture involves five organisations spanning Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Iceland.
This pivotal presentation unfolded during the EUROPE Project consortium’s recent visit to the enchanting island of Gran Canaria, Spain. The FLIARA Project’s unveiling took place on Gran Canaria, with specific visits to two noteworthy locations: Selva Doramas and La Fábrica de Pienso. The overarching goal of these projects is to address the shared challenges experienced by communities in remote and rural areas. The projects strive to mitigate the risk of exclusion from institutional engagement by actively involving these areas in decision-making processes.
Consulta Europa engaged with the EUROPE Project consortium, providing a comprehensive overview of the FLIARA Project and fostering discussions on its objectives. The FLIARA Project was also introduced to Selva Doramas, an ecofinca dedicated to environmental awareness and the integration of local flora into sustainable human settlements. Additionally, the project found resonance at La Fábrica de Pienso, a repurposed industrial space operating as a collaborative hub for island-based creators and artists.
The Erasmus+ EUROPE Project emerges as a landmark initiative, signalling a concerted effort to knit together remote and rural communities into a cohesive network. The inclusion of the FLIARA Project underscores the significance of collaborative endeavours in addressing shared challenges and championing sustainable solutions.
Consulta Europa’s proactive involvement in the Erasmus+ EUROPE Project echoes a commitment to cultivating community engagement and addressing the distinctive challenges faced by remote and rural areas. As the FLIARA Project is unveiled to diverse organisations and initiatives on the island of Gran Canaria, it exemplifies the potential for cross-cultural collaboration and the exchange of innovative solutions. This collaborative approach ensures the resilience and inclusivity of these communities in the face of evolving societal dynamics.