EMPOWER 2.0

An exercise in green business traveling

28 September 2021 - Published by Dominique Dhondt

Early October 2021 the partners from the Interreg NSR EMPOWER 2.0 will meet in the small city of Vejle in Denmark. Partners from Denmark, southern UK, the Netherlands and Belgium will see each other live after a long corona period of digital meetings. Host of the partner meeting is the municipality of Middlefart, close to Vejle in Denmark. But while working on green and sustainable energy, the partners should not just step into a plane. All business travel below 400 km should never be done by air travel, but what about a distance of 700 km? The partners take up the challenge. From Zwevegem in Belgium a shared electric car will make the trip, from Ypres a train trip will start, as well as from Zaanstad in the Netherlands. This will take one full day of travel, but the train can nowadays easily be converted in a mobile office. And the British partners, still not allowed to travel due to corona, will join digitally.