Our newly launched good practice database collects examples of good practices from all across Europe and you can now also submit your own solutions. In addition to the good practices, we are keen to hear the stories behind them. We started to collect these stories in a series of interviews during the European Week of Regions and Cities. Now we want to expand the collection.

We invite you to make your own video to present your good practice in the form of a short story.

Be creative and show us what you are proud of - we have outlined some general guidelines below to help you get started.

For additional inspiration, join us for an online discussion 'Stories of the regions' on 27 October 2017 to see and hear more about activities in other regions.

We are looking forward to hearing your stories!

 

General guidelines

1.     Develop a good story

Talk about your experiences and give some real examples. You can build your storyline along the following questions:

  • What policy need or challenge triggered the action? 
  • How did you go about looking for a solution? How did you turn your plans to actions?
  • What is the solution you found? How was it implemented?
  • Did you encounter any surprises along the way?
  • What changed from the initial context as a result?
  • What were the conditions and evidence of success?
  • What is the key lesson you learned and what you are proud of and want to share with others? 

If you are still working towards a new solution that will grow into a good practice, and you strongly believe in your idea – share it with us too! Set the scene by explaining which issue you want to address and paint the picture of the improvement you wish to achieve, pointing out the steps you plan to take along the way.

2.     Make sure others understand you

Be concrete and keep it simple. Avoid complicated or technical jargon and describe your good practice in easily understandable and relatable terms. The video should be in English. Add subtitles in English if other languages are used. Pay attention to the sound quality – choose a silent place for recording or make sure you use a microphone.

3.     Choose the right format

Be creative – grab your mobile phone, use your pc, camera or any other equipment you have – and choose the format yourself. Talk directly to the camera, do a short interview, film it all at one go, or combine your favourite bits into a final cut of your choice.  Whichever approach you choose, keep the video short and limit the duration to 1-3 minutes.

 

How to send your video?

You can choose from two options:

  • Send your video via WeTransfer; or
  • Upload your video on YouTube and share the link

As soon as you have your video ready, send the download or video link to us via email

  • Tell us the title of your video
  • Provide a short description of the contents (max. 50 words)
  • List the name(s) of video makers
  • Unless identified in the video, list also the names of the people who appear on screen.
  • You can also share any additional information or material you find relevant.

 

Where the videos will be used?

A collection of stories will be published online via our channels: website, newsletter and social media. It is a great opportunity to highlight your achievements and get a visibility for your region.

 

Copyrights

Interreg Europe reserves the right to select the stories that will be included in the collection and the format in which they are published. This can entail the full video, excerpts of it, or edited versions.

By submitting your video, you grant Interreg Europe the full permission to publish and use the video or parts of it as appropriate, including, but not limited to social media channels and Interreg Europe website, or any other use. Interreg Europe will have the right to freely use the video material and reproduce, post, publish or disseminate all or part of the video, with or without any edits, for non-commercial purposes. No fees will be payable for this use.

Any footage, music, images or other creative content in the video must be originally produced and free of copyright restrictions. By sharing your video you warrant that its content is original and does not violate any intellectual property rights. You are responsible for securing all the necessary consents and permissions, including rights of privacy and publicity of persons depicted. We recommend you to retain the original file, as you may be contacted to provide the video in the highest possible resolution for additional post-production or editing.