Laura Font Mela:
For 2021, we would like to be able to continue the training course for the young people as set out in the programme. Especially the practical training in the renovation of the project flats, as this is where the young people put into practice what they have learned, which is a highly motivating moment for them. To end the year with the young people having real experience in the labour market would be ideal, not only for those who are now receiving the training but also for those who participated in the first edition.
Main goal for 2021 is to set up the cooperative and finish the renovation works of the first flats to be able to start allocating tenants to them, who will be members of the cooperative. Of course we want to attract further flats to the ‘Yes, we rent!’ project. Hopefully, we will reach 100 flats. To be able to reach our objective of 220 flats at the end of the project we have asked UIA for an extension of the project. Hopefully, we will get one more year to reach this objective. Parallel to all that we want to start the capitalisation of the project and explore upscaling opportunities and finding synergies beyond Mataró’s boundaries.
Anna Sierra / Lluís Ferrer:
As Laia said, our focus is to create the cooperative of tenants and owners. To achieve it, we have to involve all relevant stakeholders in the process – that takes time. We have to carefully manage all the necessary steps of the creation process to have a transparent and democratic process. There is 10 of us working hard on the development, but there is a list of over 120 people interested in joining the cooperative once it is launched. Precisely, to assist them in joining us is also part of our plan for 2021, as well as continuously improving the overall project, and finding new empty flats.