Action A2: II meeting with stakeholders @Municipality of Heraclea

On 30 January 2018 at 14.30 at the headquarters of the Municipality of Heraclea, the first consultation meeting was held with the stakeholders involved in the conversation actions of the project.

The following participated in the meeting representing the Municipality of Heraclea:

  • Patrizia Furlan (Councillor Ecology-Environment, Culture);
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  • Lorenzo Ghirardo (Ecology and Environment Office Manager);
  • Micaela Gessi (Ecology and Environment Office Manager)

During the meeting, Gabriella Buffa (Ca’ Foscari University – project coordinator) briefly presented the objectives, programme and impacts of LIFE REDUNE, highlighting the high naturalistic value of the areas involved, the need to direct the flow of tourists in favour of the conversation of the species and the fundamental role that municipalities play in ensuring the sustainability of the actions undertaken.

Subsequently, each project partner introduced its role and responsibilities in the implementation of the project. Mauro Giovanni Viti (Veneto Region) presented the role of the Veneto Region, both technical and in coordination with local authorities and stakeholders, highlighting the need to discuss with the municipalities involved on the most appropriate way to carry out the interventions, maintain the use of the beaches and actions to raise awareness among tourists. Federico Carollo (EPC srl) illustrated the phases and timeframes related to the final and executive design, focusing on those that will see a greater involvement of municipal administrations. Marco Baldin (SELC) introduced the topic of coastal protection, taking up the guidelines of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Food and Forestry (MATTM), in particular with regard to the indication of adopting non-rigid measures and reinforcing the dune belts for both naturalistic and hydrogeological defence purposes. Finally, Roberto Fiorentin (VA) introduced the theme of species planting (ammofila and other species envisaged), briefly illustrating the institutional activities of Veneto Agricoltura and stressing the difficulty of recreating a plant in a nursery, starting from seed and therefore the challenge that the project poses.

The Municipality of Eraclea underlined the strategic importance of the LIFE REDUNE project for the territory and reiterated its willingness to collaborate with the partnership.