Renatur Interregional thematic workshop: Methods to improve the resilience of coastal and peri-urban forest areas in the Basque Country.
Organised by: UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development and Environmental Education UPV/EHU – 13 and 14 July workshop online.
RENATUR is a European project whose general objective is the identification, analysis, dissemination and transfer of good practices and policy experiences related to the protection of the natural heritage of Peri-Urban Open Spaces (PUOS) in regional policy instruments. Within the RENATUR project, different Interregional Thematic Conferences are held with the active participation of the relevant actors in each region. These conferences consist of an exchange of experiences through peer review by experts on the problems of the region under study. The partner regions work together to exchange solutions for the promotion and protection of the natural heritage of Peri-Urban Open Spaces (PUOS) in planning practice.
In the case of this online workshop, organised by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) on 13 and 14 July and entitled “Methods to improve the resilience of peri-urban coastal and forest areas in the Basque Country”, experts from, among others, Saxony-Anhalt in Germany, Flanders in Belgium, Hadjú-Bihar in Hungary, Gorenjska in Slovenia and Mazovia in Poland and the Basque Country will participate. Two specific case studies will be analysed in relation to PUOS located in Bermeo and Berriatua. The results of these workshop will be used to work on an Action Plan, with the final general objective of improving the governance of the European Regional Development Fund in the Basque Autonomous Community (BAC). The final objectives are to PROTECT ecosystems and their services, CONSERVE biodiversity and REDUCE its loss, AVOID the fragmentation of ecosystems and IMPROVE their connection, REDUCE soil sealing and RAISE AWARENESS of the concept of green infrastructures in territorial planning.