13 Jun SOLUTION: SOLIDARITÉ & INCLUSION – SEVENTH DEBATE ABOUT THE CIVIC MONITORING OF THE PROJECT “RESTAURATION DU MUR À PÊCHES DE MONTREUIL”
ORGANIZATION: Solution : Solidarité & Inclusion
DATE OF THE DEBATE: 13th JUNE 2022
LOCATION OF THE DEBATE: Paris
LINK TO THE MONITORED PROJECT ON THE NATIONAL OPEN DATA PLATFORM: HERE
During the 7th event of Civic Monitoring, Solution organized a conference to present the project and the results of the monitoring process of Restauration du Mur à pêches project. 14 people attended the event: 8 women and 6 men. The event was held in a building dedicated to associations’ events and activities, so during the conference more additional people, not directly involved in the project, joined to listen to the presentations.
At the beginning of the conference, Solution presented the Europe for Citizens programme and its objectives, as well as the Civic Monitoring project, its partnership and the activities that the association conducted to monitor the Restauration du Murs à pêches project, the pictures and videos of the study visits and debates were presented in this occasion. The public also asked some questions about the ERDF funds and how they were allocated to restore the Murs à pêches. Solution provided explanations about this kind of funds and how they were used by the City Hall of Montreuil.
During the conference, a person who was involved in the works aiming at restoring the Murs à pêches (the peaches walls of Montreuil) was invited to speak. She explained how the works were conducted in cooperation between the City Hall of Montreuil and different local associations of the neighborhood of Murs à pêches. She explained that this was the second restoration of the site, which started in 2010. Thanks to the EU funding, restoration sessions were carried out between 2018 and 2020. She explained that she participated in the works as an expert in botany, but that she also learnt a lot about building and harder works like plaster grouting to prevent infiltration, straightening of walls and plastering of bare stones. Her speech was very much appreciated by the participants who had the opportunity to meet one of the persons who took part in the practical working activities of the project.
The conference ended with a questions and answers session, where the public asked questions about the use of EU structural funding and about the Murs à pêches, what events are held there and what traditional techniques are used to grow trees and plants.