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Forum 2013

From 23 to 26 October 2013, 50 young Nantes and European citizens and holders of innovative projects met in Nantes for the 5th edition of the Nantes Creative Generations Forum

During the Forum, 27 innovative projects were highlighted. Each one contribute to foster the notion of "well-being and living together" through a large range of themes : culture, environment, social inclusion, civic engagement, health, etc..

All these projects are now forming part of the NCG network!

> The projects submitted in 2013
> The Europan map of the NCG network
> All projects since 2009

During 3 days, plenary sessions, thematic workshops, debates and cultural events gave participants the opportunity to share best practices and skills in setting up projects with a European dimension.

The 2013 Forum program

The Forum was also a great occasion to discover new initiatives, to develop relationships and, for some, to lay the foundations for future projects.

Three new projects involving participants at the Forum 2013 will be conducted in 2014, thanks to the financial support of the NCG Cooperation award. These projects are "Graine de jardin", "Confluents" and "Arte Bridge Between Nantes, Saarbrücken and Tbilisi"

> Discover the winners of the 2013-2014 Cooperation award

Several issues and ideas especially related to project development emerged from the final debate moderated by a journalist of Euradionantes. In total, 5 great ideas were expressed: they will be relayed in 2014 Euradionantes during a program organized at the European Parliament.

More info:
Listen to the debate and check out the ideas

The Forum also highlighted the young people from Nantes who participated in NCG on Tour. During the summer of 2013, four small groups independently visited Saarbrücken (Germany), Helsinki (Finland), Altamura (Italy) and Szczecin (Poland) to meet members of the NCG network. The Forum was an opportunity for them to share their experience and present the report they produced after their trip.

More info:
> NCG on Tour 2013

Finally, the the 2011-12 Cooperation awarded initiatives "Eco R’Home" and "Theater for social activity" were presented by their Nantes partners.

More info: 
> The winning projects Cooperation Award 2011-12

Sustainable projects in the spotlight

In 2013, Nantes was the European Green Capital: an opportunity to support all responsible and sustainable approaches in setting up a project.

The Nantes initiative "My responsible project" had a dedicated space information at the Exhibition Centre of Nantes Métropole and also during workshops. give advices to project holders towards a more respectful approach of environment.

During the Forum, the 27 selected projects were presented at the Exhibition Centre thanks to special furniture made by the association ECOS from recyclable materials.