On April 21st, the Councillor for International Relations of Vilafranca’s Town Hall, Meritxell Montserrat, and the Head of International Relations, Carme Ribes, presented the project VINEYARDS4HEAT to those responsible for development of the Slovenian town twinned with Vilafranca, Novo Mesto, capital of the wine-growing region of the country, in the region of Dolenjska.

The project was very well received by the Project Manager of the Local and Regional Development Agency, Tatiana Hutar, and Mitja Bukovec, Project Coordinator of the Association for the Development of the city that is part of the European network ALDA (European Association for Local Democracy) that promotes active citizenship in the Western Balkans and neighbouring countries to promote good governance, citizen participation, European integration and decentralization.

Both parties assessed very positively the use of pruning to power networks of heat and close the circle of the vine by reducing CO2 emissions and committed themselves to present the project to their respective forums and promote it with the support of the Catalan project.