04 Feb SOLUTION: SOLIDARITÉ & INCLUSION – THIRD DEBATE ABOUT THE CIVIC MONITORING OF THE PROJECT “RESTAURATION DU MUR À PÊCHES DE MONTREUIL”
ORGANIZATION: Solution : Solidarité & Inclusion
DATE OF THE DEBATE: 04/02/2022
LOCATION OF THE DEBATE: Online
LINK TO THE MONITORED PROJECT ON THE NATIONAL OPEN DATA PLATFORM: HERE
On the 4th of February 2022, Solution has organized the second debate to monitor the Restauration du Mur à pêches de Montreuil project, a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and implemented from 2018 to 2020.
This debate took place online because of the worsening of the COVID19 pandemic in France. The participants involved in this event were people between 25 and 46 years old who are active in the NGO and association field in Paris and its suburbs. The facilitators of this session were Patrizia and Giovanna who both attended the training activity of Civic Monitoring in Lecce and are acquainted with the techniques for project monitoring.
The facilitators presented the goals of Civic Monitoring and the project that Solution will monitor with its participants. Many of them already know le site (Mur à pêches, peaches wall in English) that was protected and rehabilitated thanks to the ERDF funds. This further stimulated their interest towards this initiative. Patrizia presented the restauration work that was done in this site and the impact that it had on local communities in Montreuil.
Then, the facilitators introduced the participants to the desk and field researches that will be conducted on the Mur à pêches project. They were also encouraged to look for relevant information on this project and on possible issues and risks for the site and the locals. So they conducted Google researches to discover what the current situation of the site is and better understand what the effects of the ERDF project are after its end. They found articles addressing several issues about the preservation of the mur à pêches. One of them regards the pollution of the soil and other the will expressed by big telephone and communication companies to exploit the site. The participants agreed that the situation is worrying and wonder if the impact of the European funds is long-lasting. They agreed that the best way to discover it is to better study the project implementation on the site and also to interview the people of the mur à pêche conservation associations and other locals.