Working Group ends year with Brussels gathering

Dec 14, 2023

PURPLE's Working Group met again in Brussels on December 12 and 13 - it was the sixth and final time that the group had come together face to face during the course of 2023. Once again, the meeting was hosted by the Flemish Land Agency (VLM), and chaired by PURPLE Secretary General, Vincent O'Connell.

Agenda items under discussion included two identified opportunities under the Horizom Europe programme as well as an update on other funding options under consideration by various member regions. The meeting also including a planning session for a public event on the topic of nature restoration in peri-urban areas which is being explored with a view to arranging such a thing in Brussels during the Belgian EU Presidency in 2024.

Of, potentially, the greatest longer-term significance was the launch of an officer debate around PURPLE's future working arangements once its new and updated statutes are formally in place come 2024.