THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO COASTGAP MED CAPITALISATION INITIATIVE

Rome (I), October 2014. On line the Practical Guide to COASTGAP MED Capitalisation Initiative, a special new deliverable addressed to politicians, stakeholders, technicians and all the people interested on the issues of coastal zone management in the Mediterranean, with the aim of widening the project strategy, its results and its impact at MED basin scale.



MED ON THE MOVE: COASTGAP AT THE ANNUAL EVENT IN FLORENCE (IT)

Florence (I), 24 October 2014. The MED roadtrip stops at Florence to present the 2007-2013 Projects results with a foresight into 2014-2020 programming period. COASTGAP Lead partner, Lazio Region, was invited to participate to Cluster 1: Natural resources and culture heritage presenting COASTGAP results.

Link to MED Programme webisite


MED ON THE MOVE: COASTGAP AT THE ANNUAL EVENT IN THESSALONIKI (GR)

Thessaloniki (GR), 16 October 2014. The MED roadtrip stops at Thessaloniki to present the 2007-2013 Projects results with a foresight into 2014-2020 programming period. COASTGAP partner, Ministry of Communications & Works of Cyprus – Department of Public Works was invited to present COASTGAP results.

On the occasion of this meeting, the Cypriot and Greek partners managed a technical meeting to coordinate the Greek versions of their common tools (i.e. EIA Guidelines, Sicell, etc), examining the possibility to print a common guide/reports in Greek.

Link to MED Programme webisite


COASTGAP NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2014 ON LINE

October 2014: The first COASTGAP newsletter is now online with last news and info on more remarkable project activities and results of 2014.

 

 


COASTGAP AT THE "RESEARCHERS' NIGHT" IN SEVILLE

Seville (SP), 29 September 2014.The 'Researchers' Night' is a European science project sponsored by the European Commission under the Marie-Curie Sktodowska actions of the Horizon 2020 and it takes place simultaneously in more than 300 cities in 29 European countries since 2005. This year the event was held on September 29th and it managed to gather more than 1,000 scientists and reached more than 50,000 citizens in Andalusia.

The COASTGAP project was presented by Fatima Navas and her UPO team at the main square of Seville in the “European Corner”, a showcase of different EU Projects where researchers and citizens could interact face to face. Supported by an exhibitor and leaflets UPO’s team could interact with all kind of public -from young people to elderly, from students to professionals- to explain them the goals and results of our project as well as its role in climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean coastal areas. The event was a success and contributed to the core task of disseminating and communicating to the citizenship the efforts made within the EU projects in general and COASTGAP in particular.


LOCAL MEETING IN KOMOTINI WITH STAKEHOLDERS

Komotini-REMTH (GR), 21st October 2014. The Region of East Macedonia Thrace organized a local stakeholders meeting for the dissemination of COASTGAP Best Practices among regional actors of Greece.

During the first session (10h-12h) the Coastgap project was presented to the local stakeholders which presented the erosion problems of their municipalities/ports.

During the second session (12h-14h) a technical presentation of the Best Practices “EIA Guidelines”, “SICELL” and “COFLERMAP” took place and examples of other works in Europe were given.

The final objective of the meeting was the establishment of a regional working group on ICZM with the participation of local stakeholders and REMTH’s technical services.

The invited bodies included all coastal municipalities, port authorities and the relevant services from the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia Thrace and the Region.


LOCAL MEETING IN IRAKLION WITH STAKEHOLDERS

IraklionIraklion - Crete (GR), 14th October 2014. The Decentralized Administration of Crete organized a local stakeholders meeting. During the first session (10h-12h) the Coastgap project and the Bologna charter were presented. There was also a presentation about potential funding for works in Greece.

During the second session (12h-14h) a technical presentation of the Best Practices “EIA Guidelines” and “COFLERMAP” took place and examples of other works in Crete and in Europe were given.

The invited bodies included all coastal municipalities and the relevant services from the Decentralized Administration of Crete and the Region of Crete.


3rd LOCAL MEETING ON COASTGAP IN BARCELONA

Barcelona (SP), 26th September 2014. The Interfase group from UAB organized the 3rd local event, the “Working session with local stakeholders about COASTGAP project”  at the casa de Convalescència, in Barcelona.

The main purpose of the meeting was to inform local stakeholders about COASTGAP Best Practices. The attendees were representatives of nine municipalities, eight local councils, one research organization, one NGO, two regional development and tourism associations and one regional ports authority. The attendees were very interested in knowing the tools of coastal and marine management capitalized in COASTGAP. The debate focused on the need to work collectively to adapt Best Practices to local realities and let local stakeholders understand the potential benefits of their adoption. The need to co-develop a well-structured coastal governance toolkit was also stressed.


 

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