The territories involved in the WECAN project are located in post-industrial, densely populated regions. They have all suffered a massive decline in heavy industry, more specifically the closure of coalmines and related activities. Today, these regions are experiencing high levels of economic inactivity and often suffer with problems of social exclusion.
The local communities involved in the project have a lot in common: previously they were flourishing industrial communities with vast natural areas, some of which are part of the Natura 2000-network, interspersed with reclaimed former industrial landscapes.
Read more in the project's brochure
The French partner ENRx produced a video presenting the partnership and illustrating a selection of the project's results: view it here
An attractive magazine gives a clear overview of the results of the WECAN-project. This magazine is available in an English and a French version, download the magazines here