The city of Cork recently hosted an international conference to follow up the initiative by the city to explore how the EcCoWell ideas developed by PASCAL under the PIE program might be implemented in Cork. EcCoWell is directed at holistic and integrated approaches to city development that progress beyond the silos often found in cities.
The Irish Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock, spoke at the conference and offered comment on the EcCoWell aspiration. Closing remarks at the conference were given by Pat Ledwidge. The text of both addresses are available below and attached.