May 25, 2019
PURPLE Secretary General Vincent O’Connell together with Treasurer, Paul Van der Sluys, were in attendance at the fourth partnership meeting of the ROBUST project held in Helsinki on May 20-22.
O'Connell delivered a presentation updating project partners on each of the five ROBUST "Communities of Practice" topic areas and current EU-level policy developments.
The meeting marked the halfway stage of this four-year project with PURPLE due to continue in its role of leading work on policy dimensions of rural-urban linkages. As part of that work PURPLE will be producing a set of topic papers and guidance materials as well as a suite of policy recommendations and an overall project manifesto.