Thanks to the Civaqua program, a lot of green spaces will come to life in Debrecen. The investment program will provide a permanent water level for Lake Vekeri and the Fancsika, and new excursion places, rest areas and sports facilities will be created where inhabitants can plan events.
Mayor László Papp said that they wanted to make the development however it had not been possible to implement for several decades. He would like to ask those who think green to share their ideas about connecting humans with nature.
Member of Parliament Lajos Kósa emphasized that Civaqua is a serious environmental renewal and welfare program, to which the people of Debrecen have an emotional attachment. Everyone has some emotional connection to this region starting from the Great Forest, the Tócó, the lakes, he said.
Deputy Mayor Ákos Balázs said that teams of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 people, living or studying in the city are welcome to enter the Future of Debrecen idea competition (by June 15th 2021). The winning teams can take part in a training program, where environmentalists and water professionals will give a lecture and mentor their ideas to make them more environmentally sustainable and feasible.
Applications can only be submitted online, where all further information is available. Participants in the idea competition can win valuable prizes.
Each member of the first place team will win an electric bicycle and can take part in an exclusive excursion with ecologist Csaba Aradi. Members of the second-placed team will win unique Green Drops Farm hydroponic equipment, while members of the third team will win a hot air balloon flight over the Tócó River. The audience award-winning team can take part in a one-day photography tour with the nature photographer, Máté Bence. The final event of the competition will be held on 8th of October 2021.
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