Films showcase EU funding success in south east Wales

A series of short films highlighting the positive impact that European funding has had on the communities, residents and businesses of south east Wales, has been launched this week.

Over the past few months, dozens of people have been invited to tell their stories and describe the positive impact that European funding has had on their lives and the communities and businesses of south east Wales.

The results are featured in eight short films which have been published on YouTube, showing how European funded projects have supported businesses, young people, people seeking employment or training, tourism, town centre regeneration, further education and social enterprises.

The films have been produced by the south east Wales Specialist European Team (SET), a regional partnership of local authorities, that has provided specialist support and advice to lots of projects in the region during the current round of European funding.

Robert Wellington, chair of the SET partnership and head of European policy and external funding for Torfaen Council, said:

We wanted to highlight the positive impact that European funded projects are having in the communities of south east Wales and video is such an effective way of enabling people to share their stories.

One of the most frequent questions we hear people ask is ‘what has European funding ever done for us?’ – I hope these films, the projects and the stories of the people who are featured, will show that it is making an enormous difference here in Wales.”

To view the suite of 8  films visit the South East Wales SET YouTube channel: 

To contact Torfaen's Specialist European Team contact 01495 742143/742147 or email
Wedi ei bostio ar Dydd Llun 10th Tachwedd 2014