The 2020 edition of “European Cooperation Day” was adapted to the unique cirmunstances of the COVID-19 global pandemic. This was also the year in which we celebrated 30 years of Interreg programmes in Europe, so the two celebrations combined into one campaign. The focus was on 3 topics:
- We all have a neighbor
- Green and climate neutral Europe – Greener Europe.
The Programme celebrated European Cooperation Day 2020 and Interreg 30 years by local planting trees events and through promotional online campaign “Discover your neighbourhood”!
Discover your neighborhood!
Within the online campaign we presented interesting touristic routes, sites and events in both countries, developed or improved within projects and we invited local people to visit them and take a picture or make a video. Each week we promoted one successful project related to tourism, 4 projects in total.
The invitation was shared on Programme web site and social media, and marked with the following hashtags: #ECDay2020 #InterregIPAHRRS #cooperationyear #interreg30.
With this campaign, we wanted to remind the citizens that many good things come out when we join forces.
30 trees for 30 years of Interreg!
Taking into account the topics of the Interreg 30 celebration, the Programme organized 2 local events during September 2020 and planted 30 trees for 30 years of Interreg.
The first event was held on 23 September 2020 in cooperation with the Nature Conservation Movement of Sremska Mitrovica and Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia (National Authority), in Zasavica Special Nature Reserve, Serbia.
The second event was held on 25 September 2020 in cooperation with the NGO Zeleni Osijek and Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia (Managing Authority & Joint Secretariat) in Zlatna Greda, Croatia.
Planting 30 trees in two participating countries is also sustainable reminder of successful cooperation and valuable results of the projects implemented within the Programme.