News & Events
News & Events
News & Events
The Delta Lady partner meeting
The Delta Lady partner online meeting
The 5th Interregional Learning Event and Partner Meeting of the Delta Lady project was organized online in Microsoft Teams on the 8th and 9th September, 2020. The 2-day event was planned in Tulcea, Romania, but travel restrictions prevented partners to travel to Romania, due to Covid-19. Consequently, there was no possibility to visit the Danube Delta. The focus of the meeting was on action plans and sustainable business models. 18 participants attended the online meeting. On the first day, partners presented their progress related to the regional action plans aimed at improving delivery of ecosystem services in participating delta region. The second day, was dedicated to the expert's presentations on sustainable business models in deltas. Partner from Romania presented sustainable tourism activities in the Danube Delta, a combination of different small-scale businesses and community initiatives, cycling, kayaking and sailing combined with accommodation and catering as well as bird watching, photography. Moreover, Dutch expert on sustainable innovations presented the methodology of Innovative Business Model in the Delta environments. Business opportunities in deltas related to the issues mentioned by project partners and stakeholders and observed during the study visits in the participating deltas, were illustrated by the expert. All presentations are available in the project material database. The meeting was finalized by the Steering Group discussion on further management and communication/dissemination activities of the project, on scientific outputs and project indicators. Partners are mobilized to continue their work on drafting the regional action plans and are motivated to share their experiences with each other. The next partner meeting is planned in the beginning of the next year in the Dutch Province of Friesland.
The Delta Lady Partners online meeting
The 4th Interregional Learning Event and Partner Meeting of the Delta Lady project was held online on the 1st and 2nd of April, 2020, as the Covid-19 outbreak prevented the planned meeting in Cork, Ireland. The main focus of the discussion of the meeting was on the development of the action plans for delta regions. 25 participants joined the meeting.
CSTM’s international student camp successful
February 24 till February 28, CSTM hosted an international student camp, organized in cooperation with the TU Graz and eseia. The student camp is one of the innovative educational formats tested in the eseia BioEnergyTrain (BET) project. The project ended last year, but the University of Twente and the TU Graz, core academic partners in the BET project, decided to continue the student camps, because of their productivity and success. The student camp follows the student centered or challenge based learning format.
The Delta Lady partners meeting in Comacchio
The 3rd Interregional Learning Event and partner meeting of the Delta Lady project was held in Comacchio, Italy on 17-18 September 2019. The aim was to exchange experiences on the use of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes in the participating delta regions. Po Delta Park hosted the Interregional Learning event in cooperation with ART-ER. The event was held in Manifattura dei Marinati in Comacchio, which is the Ancient Factory where the manufacturing of the fishing products of the Comacchio Valleys (as centuries ago) takes place. Attendees included 26 participants consisting of project partners and stakeholders/external experts. Partners discussed examples of the PES schemes in delta environments. Stakeholders were from the Province of Friesland (NL), from the University of Ferrara (IT), from the Assut Foundation of the Valencian Community for the Sustainability of the coastal areas of the Mediterranean (ES), from the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) which is a shared service working with Local Authorities and state agencies to develop and implement River Basin Management Plans in Ireland, from the Regional Development Agency - South East Region, Romania, and external experts from Italy: from S. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, and from ART-ER.
Partly online: PhD defence Norma Contreras Hernández