JOINT MEETING WITH ENV GREEK MINISTRY

Athens (GR), 18th December 2014. A very proactive meeting has been held in Athens between several representatives from the Greek Ministry of Environment and the Hellenic partners of COASTGAP Europeanproject: Decentralised Administration of Crete and REMTH. The main-streaming of COASTGAP is then going on by the focal endorsement of the Bologna Charter and the Macro-Project by the Greek national level. Consequently a first official act of endorsement is going to be signed and a participation of the Ministry of Environment to the next meeting on COASTGAP issues in Bruxelles with DGs is expected.


ROP-ERDF FUNDS 2007-2013

ROME (I), August 2014. The Direction for Infrastructures, Environment and Housing Policies of the Lazio Region obtained a ROP 2007-2013 funding, Axis II - Interregional Cooperation, Adpation Policies and Sustainable Defence of Coastal Zones against erosion and climate change, for the implementation of the project INTERCOAST


 

FINAL COASTGAP STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING & CONFERENCE

ROME (I), 10-11 November 2014. The final Steering Committee Meeting and International Conference of the project COASTGAP held in Rome in the domain of the event MED Cooperation Days.

One of the most prestigious outcomes of the event, the signature by Mr. Fabio Refrigeri as Regional Minister for Infrastructures, Housing and Environment of Lazio Region (IT) and Mrs. Monique Pétard as Deputy President of Department of Hérault (FR) of the “Letter of Political Endorsement of the Memorandum of Understanding for the promotion of Mediterranean Network of Coastal Observatories” fostered by COASTGAP Project.


PROJECT COASTGAP MET THE DGs OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

BRUSSELS, 15th MAY 2014: in the framework of project activities, 4 COASTGAP partners (Regions of Lazio, Emilia-Romagna, REMTH and PACA) met some DGs to discuss the contents of the Bologna Charter and the related coastal-marine best practices in order to promote their capitalisation within some initiatives of the DGs themselves. The meeting was hosted by the IMC-CPMR, external partner of the project.

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MEDSANDCOAST-COASTGAP: JOINT CONFERENCE IN MONTPELLIER

MONTPELLIER, 11-14th June 2014: The 3rd Steering Committee Meeting and the International Conference of the project COASTGAP (joint event with MEDSANDCOAST project) were hosted by the partner Department of Hérault in Montpellier and opened by the Vice-President, Ms Monique Pétard. The event was an important occasion to discuss on the progress of the BPs capitalisation process and the COASTGAP "Joint Action Plan on MED Adaptation to Climate Change" (JAP on MED ACC), as well as to create synergies among the 2 EU programmes.


PROJECT MEDSANDCOAST: REGIONAL COUNCILLOR REFRIGERI OPENS THE KICK-OFF CONFERENCE AND MEETS VICE-PRESIDENT OF DEPARTMENT OF HERAULT

ROME, 28-29th April 2014: the Kick-off Conference of the project MEDSANDCOAST was opened by the Councillor of Infrastructures, the Environment and Housing Policies of the Lazio Region, Fabio Refrigeri, who welcomed the initiative positively. The event was also attended by Mrs Monique Pétard, Vice-president of the Department of Herault in France, who has been very involved in coastal issues since the first project BEACHMED. The conference was also an important occasion not only to deal with problems such as the situation of littorals in the Mediterranean, but also to form new relationships with the Tunisian and Lebanese partners of the project, for a more and more integrated coastal management. Another crucial moment was when the Israeli Ministry of the Environment signed the Bologna Charter, whose contents where presented by the representative of the Emilia-Romagna Region. Finally, it also worth mentioning the presence of the Executive Secretary of the Intermediterranean Commission, who illustrated how the Commission works.


 

TECHNICAL MEETINGS FOR COASTAL DEFENCE

Rome, Oct./Nov. 2013: the Lazio Region, together with ARDIS and before representatives of local authorities, sea resorts and the harbour office, recently organised another round of technical meetings for the coastal defence in the municipalities of Minturno (2 Oct.), Fiumicino (15 Nov.), Ostia (27 Nov.) and Terracina (29 Nov).


MOU COASTGAP-RITMARE 

MOU between the project Coastgap of the Lazio Region and the flagship project RITMARE of the CNR was signed.


 

THE LAZIO REGION APPROVED THE BOLOGNA CHARTER

Rome, 3 July 2013. By the regional determination No.171 of 3 July 2013, the Lazio Region approved the “Bologna Charter 2012” for the defense and the sustainable development of the Mediterranean coasts. The BC 2012 was individuallty endorsed by 14 different Euro-mediterranean countries, and after its launch in Brussels last 21 March 2013, it is worth underlining that even the Intermediterranean Commission - CPMR joined the Charter last 27 June 2013; the Commission also included the BC in the Final Declaration of Barcelona “Towards a new governance for a more sustainable, integrated and competitive Mediterranean". The BC 2012 aims to deal with the shared issues of coastal and maritime planning and management, climate change adaptation, and sustainable development of Mediterranean coastal territories by promoting high-profile policies (coastal territories and th sediments required to defend them seen as strategic resources) and concrete programming actions such as the Macro-Project Beachmed-3 (which intends to identify  a series of integrated activities to be financed during the European programming period 2014-2020). The deliberation of the Lazio Region gives an important contribution to a shared Mediterranean action framework with other European coastal regions, also extended to Southern and Eastern Mediterranean administrations. Throught the projects COASTGAP (MED Space) and MEDSANDCOAST (ENPI-CBC) which are now being launched, an organic path is sketched, turning the BC 2012 into action and preparing the Macro-Project Beachmed-3 before 2014.

  


 

PROJECT COASTGAP GOT STARTED: KICK-OFF MEETING IN FERRARA

COASTGAPFerrara, 18-20 September 2013: The Lazio Region - lead partner - officially launched the capitalisation project COASTGAP. The Kick-off meeting and the first Public Conference of the project were held respectively on 19 and 20 September during the COASTEXPO in Ferrara. The Lazio Region-Direction of Infrastructures, Environment and Housing Policies also organised and managed a stand of the COASTGAP project to disseminate information and promotional material.


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