An update from Brussels
The day also included an update from the Grass Ceiling project showcase in Brussels in September, which was attended not only by project partners, but also by one of the Lab participants, Beth Rose, and a representative from SCF, Yvonne White.
Beth and Yvonne spoke about their impressions of the overall project, and the potential for the efforts within the Scottish Living Lab to drive policy change for rural women across Europe. They also were very interested in the stories from the Living Labs in other countries, and the focus on projects that are sustainable, small-scale and community-based. Yvonne emphasised the theme of 'small is beautiful', with people and building communities at the heart of innovation. Beth appreciated the opportunity for networking and learning about approaches to communication, particularly in how to consider best utilising social media. The group was hopeful to find opportunities to connect with and share experiences directly with the other Living Lab participants across the nine countries in the project.
For more information about the Grass Ceiling project, visit the NICRE project page and Grass Ceiling EU project page.