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Forum 2014

From 22 to 25 October 2014, more than 50 young Nantes and European citizens and holders of innovative projects met in Nantes for the 6th edition of the Nantes Creative Generations Forum

Nantes and European project holders gathered for 3 days in Nantes

The 6th edition of NCG Forum welcomed significantly big number of projects from Nantes. In total 9 initiatives from the metropolis (that deal with such themes as environment, media, culture etc.) were represented during the meeting.

During 3 days they had the opportunity to exchange with the representatives of 19 European projects from 15 different countries and (almost) the same amount of cities: Athens, Vilnius, Amsterdam, Bristol, Warsaw, Tbilisi, Ghent, Ljubjana, Gijon, Sarrbrücken, Chisinau, etc.

All these participants are now part of the NCG network that gathers since 2009 young engaged European citizens. The network, that continues to grow, consists today of more than 250 participants!

To discover more, click here:

The projects submitted in 2014
The Europan map of the NCG network
All projects since 2009

Diverse and tight programme

2014 NCG edition offered reinforced programme that was better adapted to the needs of our participants. During 3 days their work focused on meeting different projects (mainly around special furniture made from recyclable materials by the association ECOS) and preparation of transnational projects.

In the participants’ programme:

- Exchange of experience gained with their local projects
- Learning skills to extend their initiatives with European dimension
- City visits
- Moments of leisure and cultural discoveries

Workshops dedicated to the creation of projects

Big part of the programme of the Forum was dedicated to the workshops and work in smaller groups, mainly around creation and organisation of transnational projects: methods, tools, networks, partners, etc. All the workshops were prepared and animated by the partner associations of NCG.

> List and contacts of partner associations

Specific visits

Among the many activities of NCG programme this year: visit of the city-centre and guided tour at Solilab, new facility in Nantes dedicated to development of Social innovation and solidarity economy. Participants could exchange with the staff, discover the rooms and the organisation of work of the structure.

NCG on Tour 2014 presentation

The Forum also welcomed the young people from Nantes who participated in NCG on Tour. During the summer of 2013, three small groups independently visited Rhodes (Greece), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Tbilisi (Georgia) to meet former participants of the Forum and 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.

> See the NCG on Tour 2014 report and videos

NCG Cooperation Award 2013-2014 ceremony

The Forum was also a possibility to present laureate projects of the NCG Cooperation Award 2013-2014 – Maud Nys for the project Graine de Jardin, and Alexandre Loquet for the project Confluents.
Representatives of Art Bridges project, at that time in Tbilisi, were able to present their initiative and assist at the award ceremony thanks to a videoconference session.

Each of the 3 laureates received NCG Cooperation award trophy from Karine DANIEL, Vice-president of Nantes Méropole, Deputy Mayor of Nantes in charge of Higher Education, Research, Europe and International relations.

> Projects awarded by the NCG Cooperation Award 2013-14

Media and press cover by Orange Magazine 

This year three journalists from Orange Magazine (European Youth Press network) came to cover the Forum in order to provide us quality images and videos.

You will find them here:
> Multimedia page

Photos