Aug 1, 2019
PURPLE Secretary General Vincent O'Connell accepted an invitation to address the Governance Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Europe CLRAE) - the assembly of locally/regionally elected representatives which is the political assembly of the Council of Europe. The event was held in Várpalota,Hungary in mid June and included a debate on rural-urban interplay which Mr O'Connell was asked to address. As well as explaining how PURPLE operates in its mission to support peri-urban regions, Mr O'Connell addressed the relationships that characterise peri-urban areas in terms of movement of people; markets and goods; resources and materials, and; governance.
The presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session lasting around 45 minutes. Fuller details will be shared at he forthcoming PURPLE General Assembly.