Project Coordinator “Village Development Plans” (2007-2008)
From 2005 to 2007, through the “Better Beantel” project, residents of Bentelo have put their village on the tourist maps. In order to thus contribute to the preservation and reinforcement of the social-economic structure. Due to the success of “Better Beantel”, Croes & Horst Project Management has been asked whether it would like to participate in a European knowledge exchange project with “Better Beantel”. Other participants in this knowledge exchange project are: Denmark, Ireland and Sweden. The purpose of the exchange of knowledge is to enhance the effectiveness of a bottom-up approach in local plans. By listing the success and failure factors in the various projects, the result of the exchanges will be a ‘best practice’.
From Croes & Horst Project Management, as coordinator of "Better Beantel”, Saskia Croes has been involved in the realisation of the entire exchange programme, the themes in the different countries and the further development of the method of knowledge exchange. In the spring of 2007, “Better Beantel” had the honour to organise and implement the first knowledge exchange programme. Croes & Horst Project Management has coordinated and supported these activities of the local village community as to organisation and contents.