Edited by MATTM – Directorate for Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage, European Union and International Affairs
The EU LIFE program financed several projects on efficient management, conservation and sustainable use of water resources and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems.
The event Expo Venice Aquae represents an opportunity of dialogue between LIFE beneficiaries aimed at promoting the exchange of best practices, compare the most significant experiences gained and results achieved under the various projects realized or still in progress, as well as stimulate discussion on the most significant arguments encountered during the project implementation.
The purpose of the initiative is also to create an opportunity for a constructive dialogue not only between LIFE beneficiaries, but also among beneficiaries and all those who intend to implement the projects results on the same themes under the different instruments provided by the community funding programmes 2014-2020, in order to contribute to the desired complementarity between funds/ European programs for the implementation of the targets of the Union on this subject.
The workshop is featuring therefore, a dynamic confrontation between the various LIFE beneficiaries and various stakeholders who will be able, with the support of appropriate methods of facilitation, to make a comparison on the goals, results and suggestions of LIFE projects.
The participation in the workshop activities of key stakeholders -both public and private working in the water and marine sector- should enable, according to the organizers’ intentions, proper communication channels and a network of contacts, ( national and European) which will allow the implementation of the results of successful LIFE projects and consequently to face the challenges concerning the improvement of water quality, water efficiency, water conservation and the improvement and protection of coastal and marine environment.
Two visits on 21st October will be organized to the project sites LIFE Seresto, LIFE Vimine and LIFE Wstore2.