Co-creating evidence-based business roadmaps and policy solutions for enhancing coastal-rural collaboration and synergies

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COASTAL's 5th Newsletter is out!
COASTAL's 5th Newsletter is out!

We are very pleased to inform you that we have just released the 5th issue of the COASTAL Project Newsletter.

You may access and browse or download the PDF version here.

COVID-19 impacts on the MAL3 region and its local partners in COASTAL
COVID-19 impacts on the MAL3 region and its local partners in COASTAL

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on policy- and decision-makers to keep health services functioning and to minimize the length and depth of the economic shock. Local partners of the Swedish MAL3 case have evaluated the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as being moderate to high in this region. Although technical and consulting sectors have had to take major adaptation measures, the public, environment and research sectors have not significantly been affected by the pandemic so far.

Interviews with key players in preparation for the multi-actor workshop in January 2021
Interviews with key players in preparation for the multi-actor workshop in January 2021
In a preparation for the multi-actor workshop planned for January, interviews with key stakeholders were conducted. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews were held online via Zoom with a few key players including the MAL4 team.
Second round of multi-actor workshop in MAL6
Second round of multi-actor workshop in MAL6

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the lead partner for MAL6, organized the second round of multi-actor workshops where local partners and stakeholders from rural and coastal sectors discussed the pilot system dynamics model, the business roadmap and policy solutions to promote more sustainable development in the region building on coastal-rural collaboration and synergies.

How the economic activities of MAL4 were impacted by COVID-19
How the economic activities of MAL4 were impacted by COVID-19

MAL4's economic activities were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular by the two lockdown periods (Spring and Autumn) imposed by the government. Specific aids have been put in place by the government and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region to help companies make the transition.

Deep stakeholder integration
Deep stakeholder integration

An aim of the COASTAL project is to develop a better understanding of rural-coastal interactions and identify synergies between these. We do this continuously in the project period through multi-sectoral stakeholder engagement, where we have been quantifying qualitative narratives using systems dynamics.

Second round of Cross-Scale Multi-Actor Workshop in the Norrsröm/Baltic Sea case (MAL3) Date: 20th of November 2020
Second round of Cross-Scale Multi-Actor Workshop in the Norrsröm/Baltic Sea case (MAL3) Date: 20th of November 2020

Stockholm University (SU), the lead partner for MAL3, organized the second round of multi-actor workshops where project MAL3 local partners and stakeholders from land, coast and sea sectors discussed the draft system dynamics model and business opportunities and policy solutions to tackle MAL3 focused problems in modelling.

Business roadmap and policy recommendations for land-sea synergies
Business roadmap and policy recommendations for land-sea synergies

ICRE8 is working closely with COASTAL Multi-Actor Labs (MALs) to develop business roadmaps and policy recommendations for land-sea synergies.

Public consultation on developing a long-term vision for rural areas
Public consultation on developing a long-term vision for rural areas

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen has announced that the European Commission has stated that it will support and enhance the potential of rural areas through the development of a Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas.

COVID-19 in Spain and in the Murcia Region (MAL6)
COVID-19 in Spain and in the Murcia Region (MAL6)

Mobility restrictions and lock-downs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain and in the Murcia Region, where MAL6 is located, have triggered an unprecedented economic crisis affecting all sectors.

COASTAL at the Virtual workshop and Coordinators’ Day
COASTAL at the Virtual workshop and Coordinators’ Day
COASTAL was happy to accept the invitation for the Virtual workshop and Coordinators’ Day – Cluster session on Rural Policy and long-term vision of Rural Areas scheduled for 12 November.
COASTAL in the Baltic Sea Day Conference 2020
COASTAL in the Baltic Sea Day Conference 2020

Date: 04 November 2020

COASTAL was presented at the Baltic Sea Day Conference by Stockholm University (SU) (the MAL3 lead partner)