Meeting in Platres, Cyprus

TESLA Network

Towards European Policies & Best Practices for Supporting Local Governance Multilevel Application

 

TESLA is a project with the support of Europe for Citizen Programme of the European Union

Network of Towns measure, Number 558133-CITIZ-1-2014-2-ES-CITIZ-NT

 

 

Agenda, 4th Project Meeting

 

Project Title: Towards European Policies & Best Practices

for Supporting Local Governance Multilevel Application - TESLA

 

Dates : 11th & 12th of February 2016

 

Themes: Case studies of social dialogues &multilevel governance to produce consensus and effective workplan to promote employment in tourism sector , Engagement with European programs, Transfer of Rural Voice to European Institutions

 

Meeting location:

 

Address: Platres’s Community Council

1 Skyrianides street

Pano Platres

 

Host organization: Platres’s Community Council, www.platres.org

Contact persons: Panayiotis Papadopoulos 00357-99410520

Yioula Papakyriacou 00357-99427980

 

Wednesday, 10th of February

 

Arrival of participants during the day

Informal dinner –Venue TBA

Accommodation at New Helvetia Hotel in Platres

 

Thursday, 11th of February

 

10:00 Meeting point: Platres Community Council

 

10:00 – 10:20 Welcome by the hosts – Presentation of Platres Community Council

 

10:20 – 11:20 Presentations – The structures of Multilevel Governance & Effective Workplan

 

  • Troodos Regional Board of Tourism.Presented by Constantinos Constantinou-Troodos Tourism Board
  • Rural Tourism- Capacity Building- Thematic Tourism-Festivals.Presented by Maria Socratous- Rural Tourism Expert. Cyprus Tourism Organisation
  • Community Engaged Development- Lavender & Platres. Presented by Yioula Papakyriacou.Troodos Network of Thematic Centers

 

 

11:20 – 11:40. Tea / Coffee Break

 

11:40 – 12:00 European Rural Parliament- Our Voice to Europe. Presented by Panayiotis Papadopoulos- National Coordinator

 

  • Manifesto
  • All Europe Shall Live
  • Future Plans

 

12:00 – 13:00: Structured Democratic Dialogue-Methodology. Presented by an Expert from Future Worlds Center

 

13:00-14:00 Light Lunch

 

14:00 Field Trip to ancient theatre of Kourion and live casting

 

17:00 Field trip to the medieval Wine village Vouni. Orientation of the Wine & Gastronomy Thematic Center as a platform for Thematic Tourism, Rural Development & Capacity Building

 

19:00 DINNER AT A VILLAGE TAVERN

 

Friday 12th of February 2016

 

10:00 Meeting point: Platres’s Community Council

 

10:00 – 13:00 Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era

 

Participate in the structured dialogue co-Laboratory in Cyprus

Social media and ICT-based technologies organized by Future Worlds Center

 

Aims & Objectives

 

1. Sharing the experiences and outcomes from European SDD Co-laboratories with youth activists from other continents and develop a joint understanding of root causes for the lack of youth participation in official democratic processes;

2. Engaging 100 young participants from around the globe in regional SDD Co-laboratories during which they will design solutions for the key root causes previously identified, and thus contribute to the development of new and innovative systems of governance;

3. Empowering the young participants to take action and promote their very own ideas and solutions, both within their local community as well as on a broader national/ international level;

4. Utilize the broad range of ICT tools available to young people, such as social media, videos, etc. to build a wide platform for Reinventing Democracy – accessible to young people from around the world

 

Tesla’s Participants role:

 

• Contribute ideas for a global e-book

• Contribute ideas for the Manifesto for 21st Century Democracy

• Contribute ideas using social media, ICT-based technologies

 

http://reinventdemocracy.info/

http://www.reinventdemocracy.info/website/index.php/initiatives/european-initiative

 

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break

 

15:00-17:00 Comments- Review- Future Plans by project leader, Mr Andres Dochao – update on the project’s progress and stage of implementation

 

Departure of TESLA participants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panayiotis Papadopoulos,President Platres Community Council

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.