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GRaBS Project History

History of the GRaBS project proposal

Working with the two initial partners in the early part of 2007, the TCPA developed an outline GRaBS project proposal, which was presented to UK local and regional government in order to gauge interest in and relevance of both the project idea and the proposed European wide exchange of experience and knowledge.

The TCPA decided to offer to take on the Lead Partner role for the new project and together with the University of Manchester, the City District Geuzenveld Slotermeer (Amsterdam), the London Borough of Sutton and Southampton City Council began the process of extended European partner search. The aim was to find partners with a range of interests, cultures, experiences and needs, located in a range of climate zones.

Towards the end of 2007 the Province of Genova, Etnambiente, the University of Catania (Italy), the City of Malmo (Sweden), the Municipality of Kalamaria (Greece), the Regional Environment Centre for Eastern Europe (Slovakia), the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), the Region of Styria (Austria) and CORPI (Lithuania) joined the project as partners.  

In a highly competitive bidding process the GRaBS project has won funding from the European Union European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) INTERREG IVC Programme in the Autumn 2008.


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