Three new coworking spaces are set to be established in Donegal following the launch of a new European project for rural areas.
The DLDC CoLabora coworking project will provide for three new coworking spaces in Termon, Bundoran and Carndonagh over the next six months.
A Donegal-branded Coworking Network will also be established under the scheme.
The project, which will be launched next Friday 21st June in Stranorlar, was recently funded under LEADER to the tune of €177,750. It will see four local organisations in Donegal participate in a training programme in cooperation with five other European partners including France, Spain, Germany, Wales and Latvia.
The Donegal participants centres include An Craoibhín, Termon, The Base, Stranorlar, Bundoran Community Centre, and Spraoi agus Spórt, Carndonagh.
The training will set out to develop spaces while also promoting the economic benefits of creating such spaces in rural areas.
There are many advantages to being a member of the Donegal-branded Coworking Network. For example, one such partner, The Guinness Enterprise Centre, Dublin, – who will be present at the launch – will provide space to Donegal members for meetings they may be attending in Dublin. But there are many more including enhanced networking and collaborative opportunities between spaces both nationally and internationally.
DLDC are very excited about the opportunities that this project will bring to participating organisations and their communities. Frank Kelly, Rural Development Manager with DLDC, says “The CoLabora concept is working very well in many parts of Europe, particularly so in rural Catalonia. We look forward to many similar economic and social benefits that it will bring to Co. Donegal”.
If you are currently working remotely from home and wish to join a coworking space please contact any of the above spaces for more information.
This project is supported by: Donegal LCDC, DLDC, Donegal County Council and the Department of Rural & Community Development through grant aid received under The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development in Ireland 2014- 2020 “Europe investing in rural areas”.