JAPAN-EU GRASSROOTS EXCHANGE PROJECT FOR COMMUNITY & LOCAL INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
The Japan-EU Grassroots Exchange Project for Community and Local International Cooperation was held in July 2005. This program was carried out as one of the Japan-EU People-to-People Exchange Year programs, and was intended to deepen understanding of grassroots international cooperation activities and to explore the potential for a Japan-EU grassroots partnership for the betterment of people in developing countries. It was designed to be the first step in a new collaboration between citizens of Japan and the EU for global action.
Five Europeans who are involved in grassroots international cooperation were invited to Japan. They visited Nagoya, Takikawa, Sapporo, Yokohama, and Tokyo, holding public seminares to share their experiences with Japanese audiences. They also exchanged views with Japanese NGO leaders. A report on the activities and the discusssions is available for download below.