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Jaana Eskola, the NAARCA Eco-Coordinator Conducts Site Visits

Earlier this year, Jaana took part in the Creative Climate Leadership Scandinavia training programme (CCL) organised by Julie’s Bicycle. The sustainability coordinating work Jaana is doing within the NAARCA alliance forms part of the legacy project work within CCL. As part of the project Jaana will be conducting site visits to the NAARCA residencies around Europe during August-September.

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