How do entrepreneurs in our regions deal with the pandemic and the ever-changing restrictions affecting their daily work? How does nature protection fit into this? Might there be opportunities from the situation? Prowad Link wanted to know and set out to provide a voice and platform in the frame of an inspiring video series “How the North Sea deals with corona – Prowad Link asks. SMEs answer.” Sigrid Nolte Schefold is a teller of fairy tales and a expression paintress in Bokel, Germany. Normally she takes her students and guests outside to the beach and the Wadden Sea to be inspired by the nature - something impossible during this spring's lock down. It is during that time that she started late night fairy tale session online from the safety of her home.
As the situation changes almost daily, please note that the protagonists can only evaluate their situations based on the particular setting in the moment of filming. We plan to revisit people from time to time to get a picture of how their situations have changed.
The Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme project PROWAD LINK aims to unlock the potential of natural areas as a driver for jobs and sustainable development. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are approached to develop nature as a brand to create benefits for both, SMEs and the environment. 14 project partners in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom, led by the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, working with interested SMEs will use the “nature-business-benefit-cycle” concept to develop new, sustainable products and offers in the pilot regions of the Wadden Sea (DK, D, NL), Geiranger Fjord (NO), Wash & North Norfolk Coast (UK). The 3-year project is co-funded by and carried out in the framework of the Interreg North Sea Region Programme under the Programme Priority 1 “Thinking Growth”. The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union.