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A group of people gathered in a sunlit room.

A lively day in Lille acing communication

A group of people gathered in a sunlit room.
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On 17 April, 58 participants gathered in Lille for a full day focused on project communication.

The workshop Ace your communication covered a range of topics that are key to effective project communication, from strong visuals to empathising with target groups. In addition to observers from Région Hauts-de-France and the Interreg North West Europe Programme, around 50 people representing 35 Interreg North Sea projects participated in this event. 

Despite a long day and a packed programme, the room was buzzing with exchanges and informal talks from start to finish. From how to work with policymakers to joint efforts on citizen engagement, the participants shared exciting ideas and experiences throughout the event. 

Project to project inspiration

Three project speakers kindly shared some successful project communication approaches with the audience.

Shanne Bouma (WaterWarmth) explained the benefits of honing your project pitch; Johannes Betz (Green Suppy Chains) addressed ways to engage with "takers" - in this case, ports and port-related supply chains as well as policymakers; and Deirdre Buist presented how working with personas and customer journeys had helped the VB project Stronghouse to communicate effectively with home owners. 

Meet the Acers

A part of the workshop focused on visuals. Guided by the expert Aurélie Pons, groups had to come up with an interesting photo for social media in just a few minutes. We were duly impressed by the level of creativity shown! Check out all the entries: 

A big thank you to the Région Hautes-de-France for kindly hosting this event at their premises, and to our National Contact Points for supporting the workshop throughout the day.  

Above all, thank you to our wonderful participants for their strong motivation and great willingness to share ideas, making this a memorable day!

Find resources from the event

To find more images from the ACE workshop and download the presentations, please click the link below. 

Stay in touch

Going forward, we are here to help you on your pathway to visibility. So, share your stories and images with us! Please tag us on social media to notify us about your posts, and feel free to use our hashtags #Interregnorthsea, #wearetheNorthSea and #madewithinterreg.

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