SARURE is an Interreg Europe project to which Sligo County Council is partnered. It is an inter-regional cooperation project which is tasked with improving policies aimed at SME competitiveness. The project is led by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Teruel (Spain) and we are joined by partners from Burgenlandkreis (Germany), Western Macedonia (Greece), Aragon (Spain), South Karelia (Finland), South Warmia (Poland) and Soderhamn (Sweden). The project is funded by the European Development Fund has a total of value of €1.38M and will run from June of this year until November of 2022. Sligo County Council has been approved for funding of €169,112 under the programme. The ‘SARURE – Saving Rural Retail’ project is based around producing policy interventions aimed at supporting rural retailers, thereby reducing the level of commercial vacancy in our rural towns. The project is focused on Tubbercurry and South Sligo, and programme includes a schedule of meetings with key stakeholders, including Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce, South & West Sligo Tourism, Aclare Development Council and Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Committee. In light of this remit, SARURE was delighted to partner with Smart Community South Sligo one of the organisers of the Grow Remote Conference in Tubbercurry on Tuesday 16th April 2019. The conference highlights the opportunities for job creation, energising Tubbercurry and South Sligo and attracting more people to work and live in the region.
Some of the participants at the Grow remote conference