16 Jul 2021
Dear ACCESS partners, dear friends,
Summer is upon us, what a year it has been! Even though Corona has not left us as anticipated, we did do some great work on making our cities a little bit better and more inclusive!
“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy”
Although bound to our homes, we still visited some great cities! We visited Lisbon and the Muro festival and walked through the alleys of Santa Clara, and enjoyed delicious food that they prepared for us. We made flower crowns and sang in Riga with the lovely Ints who spoke with so much passion about Rigan culture. We were made a bit more rebellious in Tallinn where we learned to really engage with the community and give them the keys to the museum.
In between we put together our ULGs, carefully selected with members from all over our cities, with different skills and backgrounds. We designed SSAs as best we could while meeting everybody online. We tried to stay connected with the city and with each other, via buddy meetings and workstreams.
We hope all of you have the loveliest summer; rest, read, cook, dine, be with friends and family! We see each other in September and then we will rocket towards our SSA and IAP!
Rebekah (Lead Expert) and Corynne (Lead Partner)