WetNet

WEBSITE

https://wetnet.interreg-med.eu/

 

WHY & HOW

The newly launched Interreg Mediterranean project, co-funded by European Regional Development Fund and coordinated by Veneto Region, addresses the issue of wetlands in Europe, which are vulnerable interconnected environments, hugely contributing to biodiversity. Their protection intertwines scientific-environmental aspects and governance concerns.

WETNET tackles the issue of implementing a multilevel governance for MED wetlands in order to achieve overall and network effects on wetlands ecosystems as well as on connected local systems. By defining common priorities for MED wetlands conservation, WETNET builds a common territorial strategy for their integrated management.

Building on previous EU experiences (River Contracts), WETNET seeks to test and transfer ‘Wetlands Contracts’, acting through broad participatory processes where users, private and public entities are committed in mainstreaming wetlands preservation into their ordinary activities.

To these aims, the project will also increase the knowledge on River Contracts effectiveness and strengthen existing transnational networks for sharing and disseminating information and good practices on wetlands’ preservation. The project partnership involves all authorities and typology of stake-holders operating in target field. It will allow WETNET to meet the Wetlands needs at a broad scale, ensuring the transferability of its results to other EU countries.

 

WHEN & WHERE

The aim of the proposal is to improve the effectiveness of conservation policies in relation to wetlands protected in the MED area. It will be analyzed, will test and disseminate institutional collaboration and a mechanism for the integration and coordination of the various political plans and initiatives that affect the protected wetlands, while participatory tools will be tested in order to actively involve local stakeholders in the conservation, management and sustainable development of ecosystems and landscapes of the wetlands.

The project starts on 1st of November 2016 and is expected to be completed on 30th April 2019 (30 months).

Project is being implemented in 6 Mediterranean countries (Slovenia, France, Malta, Portugal, Italy and Spain), where project activities will be implemented during 30 month of project duration.

Project pilot implementation activities will take part in 9 Protected areas:

PARTNER PILOT AREA Country
Province of Vercelli VERCELLI LOWLANDS Italy
Spanish Ornithological Society  “L’ALBUFERA DE VALENCIA” Spain
Reserarch Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciencies and Arts. LJUBLJANSKO BARJE NATURE PARK Slovenia
RCDI LAGOA DE MELIDES / MELIDES LAGOON. Portugal
SARGA LA LAGUNA DEL CAÑIZAR-THE CAÑIZAR LAGOON Spain
Gozo Development Agency, ISLAND OF GOZO Malta
Tour du Valat LES MARAIS DE VERDIER (THE VERDIER MARSHES) , Camargue France
Veneto Region, THE CAORLE LAGOON SYSTEM Italy
FAMP. “LAS MARISMAS DE ODIEL”- THE ODIEL MARSH Spain

 

 

 

WHO WE ARE

The partners who are participating in the Wetnet Project are:

PARTNERSHIP 

LP1  Regione Veneto Veneto ITALY
PP1 Province of Vercelli Piemonte ITALY
PP2 ZRZ SAZU -Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Zahodna Slovenija SLOVENIA
PP3 FAMP-Andalusian Federation of Towns and Provinces Andalucía SPAIN
PP4 SEO/BirdLife-Spanish Ornithological Society Comunidad de

Valencia

SPAIN
PP5 CIRF-Italian Center for River Restoration Veneto ITALY
PP8 SARGA – GOVERNMENT OF ARAGON Aragón SPAIN
PP9 RCDI – Development and Innovation Network Alentejo PORTUGAL
PP10 Gozo Development Agency – Gozo Regional Committee Malta MALTA
PP11 Tour du Valat Provence-Alpes

-Côt e dÀzur

FRANCE
 PARTNERSHIP ASSOCIATED
PP6 Wetlands International-European Association Gelderland NETHERLANDS
PP7 The Ljubljana barje Nature Park Zahodna

Slovenija

SLOVENIA

 

 

 

CONTACT

LEAD PARTNER

Veneto Region

CONTACT PERSON: Claudio Perin

Regione del Veneto
Area Tutela e Sviluppo del Territorio
Direzione Pianificazione Territoriale
U.O. Pianificazione Territoriale Strategica e Cartografia

Palazzo Linetti, Cannaregio 99, 30121 (VE)

Tel: 041.2375.2086 – Fax: 041.279.2096

e-mail: claudio.perin@regione.veneto.it