EC will include OURCOAST Conference outcomes in upcoming ICZM agenda

The key outcomes of the OURCOAST Conference have been embraced by the European Commission and will be used in setting the agenda for implementation of ICZM for the next decade. Among others, the Conference defined key priorities and a common vision.

The OURCOAST Stakeholders Conference “Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Europe: the way forward”, organised under auspices of DG Environment, was held inRiga(Latvia) on 27-28 October 2011. The Conference took place in the premises of the main building of theUniversityofLatviain the city ofRiga. It has been widely attended and a great opportunity for the coastal and marine commnunity to gather and collectively reflect on-going experiences and on the further needs to support the implementation of ICZM inEurope. Over 160 participants represented European, national, regional and local authorities engaged in policy making, planning and management of coastal issues, as well as researchers, consultants, non-governmental organisations among other interested stakeholders.

EUCC is satisfied with the hard work with ARCADIS NL to conduct successfully OURCOAST.

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