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!
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 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"
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.
> 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.
> NCG on Tour 2013
> 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. Monprojetresponsable.org 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.