From 27 to 29 of April, the MEMOLab Laboratory, from the University of Granada, collaborated in the organization of the General Assembly of Communal Initiatives.
Different stakeholders met at the workshop sharing their own experiences about communal management of the rural areas in Spain.
In the first day of programme they discovered the ancient water supply system of the town centre of Granada, irrigation ditches and water sources. The tour was led by Prof. José María Martín Civantos, from University of Granada, REACH Project partner.
In the framework of this full agenda, it has been faced the thematic of environmental conflict management, exemplifying experiences of good practices and tools for conflicts prevention and mediation.
The last day of programme was planned a visit to the little village of Alpujarra, in Sierra Nevada in order to learn about its ancient system of water management. This small community has been cooperating since 2014 with MEMOLA Project (http://memolaproject.eu/es) and the University of Granada.
Communal Initiatives is an Association including territories and areas conserved by local communities. The communal are waters, lands, rights and uses collectively governed by a community. The objective of communal management is to promote the good coexistence of the neighbours, an equitable use of resources and to ensure their good status for future generations.During the Assembly, the members analysed the current conditions of the collectives that managed the natural resources and the territory. They set a plan of communication to visualize the agrarian heritage and the communal management. They will do also a record of collectives that manages natural resources.Read more about the 3rd “Iniciativas Comunales” Assembly here
More information on Iniciativa Comunales at http://www.icomunales.org
Agenda of the 3rd General Assembly
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