Thank you Julian!
We surprised Julian Hills, our secretary, on his first day of retirement in his garden at home with a basket of local specialties of the Brabant Duchy region, Brussels was once the capital.
We want to thank him for nine years of active and enthusiastic support of our European network of Spatial planners.
Julian was always there to help when needed. And we needed him to bring in pragmatic, diplomatic and creative solutions. More than once it helped him not being a planner :-). At the same time he was the heart of our community, noticing if something went wrong or if someone didn't feel comfortable. He kept the right spirit within our organisation.
Dear Julian, we wish you a fine time in your garden, with your wife Jo and the two cats. We are sure you will continue to make people happy with your warm hearted photography. We are very glad as ECTP that we can still count on you as a volunteer the coming months. The hand over to Martine, our new secretary that will start on August 1st, will therefore be smooth.
On behalf of the European Planners Community, Julian, thanks a lot, mille fois merci, dankjewel!
The ECTP-CEU is impacted by the worldwide pandemic; here is the status.
the 2020 Young Planners workshop is ON
This edition will be exclusively digital; without physical meeting at the conclusion of the Workshop.
We have 24 teams with 39 participants ready to go completely online.
As conclusion of workshop, the ECTP-CEU will publish an e-book with all projects and works developed and presented.
The XIIIth European Urban and Regional Planning Awards are postponed to 2021
All received entries are automaticaly renewed.
The ECTP-CEU 2020 General Assemblies will be limited to online and electronic exchanges.
We are delighted the hosting partnerships of 2020 are renewed for 2021; thank you to our Nowegian Partner FKP for the Spring 2021 GA in the city of Bergen and our Greek Partner Sepox for the Autumn 2021 GA in the city of Athens.
The ECTP-CEU is currently working on a Manifesto to suggest recommendations and reflections for the recovery of our society after the pandemic.