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11 Jul 2019 Feature

While some in the UK may believe we have little to learn from European collaboration, Anne Torreggiani and Jonathan Goodacre have found cross-border networks to be a force for innovation and change.

Unless you’ve taken part in one, you may suspect that large-scale European collaboration projects are just carriages on the gravy train that haunts Nigel Farage’s worst nightmares. But ask someone who has struggled through the red tape, bureaucracy and cultural misunderstanding and there’s a good chance they’ll tell you that it was worth the pain. 

It’s meant we can experiment in a safe and supportive environment beyond the glare of working on home turf

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