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Presentation of VARAM

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development activities in Coast4us project The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (MoEPRD) develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates regional policy at state level, provides methodological guidelines and supervises the territorial development planning process at regional and local level. Within the Coast4us project MoEPRD has worked on creating Village Development Plan Guidelines which would include the most important stage and framework of community/village planning, to be taken into account by those people, groups, local authorities or anyone else who wants to develop their own…

Presentation of Linköping university

Partner: Linköping University Participants: Josefina Syssner (project leader) Erik Eriksson (researcher) Amira Fredriksson (research assistance) Short description: The Swedish sub-study of Coast4Us, conducted at Linköping University by Josefina Syssner, Erik Eriksson and Amira Fredriksson, have focused a specific part of the participatory planning process. Not the methods of involvement in themselves, or the face to face interaction with citizens, but rather what takes place after the citizen dialogues. How does the municipalities handle and utilize citizen input in the continuation of the planning process? Our ambition has been to map…

Read about pilot area Tūja village.

Salacgriva Municipality have ended the active planning process in their pilot area - village Tūja. From May till September of 2019, a hired company helped the municipality manage and implement the process of involving local people. They organized in total 5 meetings. As a result, a village plan was made. Read more about the work done in Tūja pilot area. Read more about Salacgriva municipality.

Presentation of the Goverment of Åland

Within the project Coat4us The Government of Åland have decided to focus on measures that can improve the nature and ecosystem services. This means trying to find answers to questions like: How do we stop nutrient leakage from land to sea? How do we get more green and blue areas into the City to increase biodiversity so that animals like pollinators, birds and other species also can live there? How can we increase the amount of fish migrating into the rivers? How do we get a coastal zone that is…

Presentation of project partner Kökar

We will during the spring and summer publish short presentations about all the partners and their work in Coast4us. Today we will start with Kökar who is one out of two partners on Åland. Kökar is a small community far out in the sea, an independent municipality with 235 residents. It is beautiful to live here but also difficult, from a sustainability point of view: The Baltic Sea suffers from eutrophication, the archipelago is slowly being depopulated and a huge amount of fossil energy is consumed by the ferries. We…

News about Coast4us

Here we will publish articles that are written by partners in the project.