We would like to mention that Brest residents had an opportunity to find out about the first season heroes of the Projects back in 2015. Meanwhile, the exhibition visited more than 30 cities and towns telling about all types of people attempting to change the life around for the better. They are students, teachers, researchers, farmers, public servants, medical doctors, and social workers – 58 personal stories in total.
The first visitors of the exhibition – representatives of nongovernmental organizations, stakeholder agencies and establishments – were greeted by Mr Valery Tarasov, Vice-Chairman of the Brest City Council of Deputies.
“The exhibition idea is to show to the widest possible audience, how many important and useful things are done by the European Union in Belarus in most diverse spheres, such as green economy, rural development, education, culture, tourism, inclusion practices and capacity building of public authorities. I would like to mention that the European Union would fund a large-scale resource efficiency programme in 2019. Brest and Hrodna Regions were chosen as the pilot areas” – noted Ms Elena Rakova, Project Manager of the Operations Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Belarus.
One of the projects represented at the exhibition – Strengthening the Covenant of Mayors Movement in Belarus – under which the Brest City Executive Committee implemented the local initiative “Implementation of energy-efficient measures at urban municipal property objects”. The city acceded to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate in Energy back in 2015, when it made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by the year 2020. Boiler houses constitute one of the municipal economy sectors, where the maximum reduction can be achieved. Mr Alexander Delesevich, the Initiative Coordinator, dwell on the initiative in detail.
Ms Alexandra Kurilovich, the Head of the Brest Local Foundation of Regional Development, presented the Learn to Act project. The project is mainly aimed at expanding the possibilities of additional learning by developing the resources of local initiatives in regions, creating a network of NGOs and a mechanism of their interaction with local authorities.
The exhibition will be open in Brest until October 28; the next opening ceremony will take place in Homieĺ on October 30, after than – on November 13 in Mahilioŭ. The final point of the Faces of Projects' fourth season will be Viciebsk. The exhibition will be closed on there on November 27.