Stories

July 16, 2019

The ruins at the heart of coal

by Paula Blanco

Soot-covered faces, legs trembling in anticipation of the rock face ahead, arms lifting comrades and bringing them out into the sunlight, and straight to the coffin. Many years of hard labour have given name to an entire community: Asturias. And its time has come to an end.
July 3, 2019

by Π.Ε.Π. ΔΥΤΙΚΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ

Region of Western Greece - Community Centers
July 3, 2019

by AREA Science Park

In the past few years, Trieste has rediscovered its essence as a sought-after tourist destination chosen by many national and international visitors. In addition, there are thousands of tourists reaching Trieste to board a cruise ship, as well as cruise passengers disembarking here during their journey. The cruise traffic generates a considerable economic impact for the city: according to estimations, on average each cruiser spends €70 locally. But the environment and the management of these flows are issues that the city still has to face to offer sustainable cruise ship tourism in line with local needs. To address these problems, a low-carbon emissions transport plan – promoted by LOCATIONS project – was formulated especially for Trieste.
July 3, 2019

by AREA Science Park

How to mitigate the impact cruise ships related traffic has on cities thus improving the quality of life of inhabitants and passengers? This is Locations' mission.
July 3, 2019

by AREA Science Park

Temperatures are rising.The Earth is losing its sea ice. Intensive heat waves and droughts are affecting our daily lives. We are heading towards difficult times. But with things changing at such a massive scale, we cannot simply let it happen. We need to do our share to alleviate the problem. A sand art performance made by Locations (Low Carbon Transport in Cruise Destinations Cities) - an Interreg Med project led by Area Science Park- at EURegionsWeek 2018 in Brussels to describe the measures to mitigate the impact of cruise tourism on climate change.
June 24, 2019

Moving On – The Story behind the Story As seen by Mary Hopkins

by Mary Hopkins

A small country town, circled by even smaller country villages, where heads remained bowed under the banner of isolation and where women lived with the hope of, one day, being able to get up, get dressed and again take their rightful place in the world of gainful employment.
June 24, 2019

by Leon Diop

Maynooth University Student Leon Diop describes how to get to college in Ireland through the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) and the benefits of the Student Assistance Fund which is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020 to provide financial assistance for students in higher education who experience financial difficulties at college.
June 24, 2019

by Claire Shorten

Maynooth University Student Claire Shorten describes her journey through college. The supports provided for Claire were provided by Maynooth University Access Programme through the Fund for Students with Disabilities which is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Program for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020, to provide services and supports to full-time and part-time students with disabilities in Irish further and higher education.
June 5, 2019

by Bulgarian Railway Overpasses Project

One of the major goals of the EU Cohesion policy is to create better connectivity in Europe throughout investments in railway and road connections and development of modern and safer transport infrastructure.
June 5, 2019

by Kvarken Flada

The three-year Interreg Botnia-Atlantica project Kvarken Flada aims to maintain biological diversity in flads and preserve ecosystem services provided by them.
June 4, 2019

by Créatrices d'Avenir

The "Creators of the Future" competition rewards each year bold women who have taken up the challenge of entrepreneurship.
June 4, 2019

GLEN KEEN FARM with Catherine O’ Grady and Jim Powers

by Catherine O’ Grady and Jim Powers

In 1999, at the request of the previous owners (her uncles), Catherine O’Grady and husband Jim Powers embraced the opportunity to take over Glen Keen Farm. Growing up at Glen Keen, Catherine experienced the different aspects of farming throughout her childhood, making it easier to accept the responsibility of taking on the ownership role.
June 4, 2019

Hawthorne Handmade Skincare with Elaine Kennedy

by Elaine Kennedy

Hawthorne Handmade Skincare produces handmade skincare in small batches. Using 100% natural plant seed oils and butters blended with essential oils, Elaine selects the ingredients in Hawthorn Handmade Skincare for their restorative properties.
June 4, 2019

Noo Chocolates with Mary O’ Neill

by Mary O’ Neill

Mary O’Neill, founder of Noo Chocolates, has always been intrigued by food and more specifically, food production. Starting a food production business was never part of the plan for Mary. Business Studies was not her favourite subject in school and having the time to commit to something so massive, was not on the cards.
June 4, 2019

POR FSE ’14/’20 Notice for the implementation of a personalized, flexible intervention model integrated with the resources of the territory, to counteract situations of social hardship of young people and adolescents and their families

by Andrea Busi

The photos try to describe the discomforts that the European project in Lombardy POR FSE 14/20 tries to address and solve (psychological discomfort, school dropout, etc..). I am the protagonist of the photos, and I use the same character (myself) to create a story about the discomforts that the project aims to help with.
June 4, 2019

by Diakonia-ammattikorkeakoulu

Finland has often been celebrated as the world’s happiest nation and a model country of equality. Yet, the country is not as equal to everyone, as illustrated by a recent campaign that aims to improve the employment opportunities of Finland’s Roma minority. In a social experiment, four esteemed experts applied for work with their own CV’s but with typical Roma minority names. Result: 0 invites for interviews.