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MATCH UP Partners Go Back to School

MATCH UP Partners Go Back to School


MATCH-UP Partners Go Back to School


January 2020 sees the return to school after the Christmas break for more than the pupils of St Clare’s Primary School, Harold’s Cross, Dublin.  Yes!!! It was time for the MATCH-UP Interreg Europe project partners to go back to school.

The Southern Regional Assembly took the project partners of the Interreg Europe MATCH-UP back to school to learn about Irelands Green Schools Travel Programme. Jane Hackett & Trevor Keppel, National Programme Managers, An Taisce Green Schools Travel gave a presentation to the MATCH-UP partners.

They then handed the floor to the experts for Green Schools Travel at St Clare’s Primary School – The Pupils.  The Green Schools Committee for the school gave a presentation on the upgrades they have made to sustainable transport in their school. 

The school was awarded all seven green flags and strives to provide a healthy and green environment for the pupils to learn in every day.

The Southern Regional Assembly were delighted to organise this event and share the Good Practice – Green Schools Travel Programme with our Interreg Europe MATCH-UP project partners and have appreciated the opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and good practices throughout the project.

MATCH-UP, a four and a half-year, 5-partners project was approved for a grant of €0.9m by the Interreg Europe Programme late last year and commenced in July 2018 at a meeting in Bologna.

The partnership consists of 4 European regions - Southern & Eastern Ireland, County of Northeim, Germany, Municipality of Funchal, Portugal and Timisoara Municipality, Romania who are working together to share experience, solutions, and good practice to develop and deliver better public policy to reduce carbon emissions and support low carbon urban mobility in designated urban centres.


MATCH-UP is part-funded by the Interreg Europe Programme through the European Regional Development Fund and led by the University of Bologna in Italy. 


For more about the MATCH-UP project CLICK HERE


 Ms. Rose Power, EU Projects Officer

 Project Co-ordinator





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