Newsletter April '10
Project Co-ordinator, Mr. Andrea Arcelli, Bologna
It’s almost a year and a half since the CIVITAS MIMOSA project was launched in Funchal. During this time we had a very tight schedule to keep to and several challenges to overcome.
The initial phase was particularly challenging as we had to launch various activities in parallel, all of which have been important building blocks of this complex project. As many of these activities are interlinked, the initial success of one was strictly dependent on a timely and efficient launch of another. Essentially, the failure of one meant a possible obstacle for many others.
On top of these technical challenges, we have come together to work as one within the MIMOSA consortium. It took time to understand our reciprocal strengths and weaknesses and build on this. Getting to know each other was one of the first and most important steps.
We were very sad to witness the devastating storm that hit Funchal in January causing large scale damage and several casualties. Our partners worked hard to recover from this disaster. The MIMOSA partnership extend their support to the council and people of Funchal in making a full recovery very soon.