Author: MNI Alive Media | Date: 06 December 2018
Recently, from the November 21-22, 2018, 100 delegates from 18 Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), EU institutions and other organisations met in Brussels for a 2-day workshop organised by the Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA).
This workshop was held to build upon the lessons from a recent assessment of participant engagement in EU Funding.
Representing Montserrat was Mr Colin Owen, Financial Secretary, Ms Janice Panton, UK Representative for the Government of Montserrat, Ms Veta Wade, Owner and operator of Fish and Fins and Aqua Montserrat and Mr Lyston Skerritt, Coordinator of the Youth and Sports Development Programme, represented Montserrat.
At this forum in Brussels, representatives of local NGOs, research centres, universities, business support organisations shared their experience in accessing EU programmes, and actively discussed strategies and solutions for enhancing their participation in these programmes.
Going forward, the participating delegation from Montserrat will be working to increase application and engagement through available programmes in the areas of Youth programming, Youth mobility, Young Entrepreneurship support and Oceanic Support Programs.
MNI Media caught up with Mr Lyston Skerritt, Coordinator of the Youth and Sports Development Programme on Montserrat for more on his experience in Brussels and how it will impact Montserrat going forward.
Listen below to the full conversation with Lyston: