Integrated Strategy for Sustainable Development of.. (MedStrategy)
Integrated Strategy for Sustainable Development of Mediterranean Rural Areas
Start date: Feb 15, 2009,
End date: May 30, 2012
Project aims at improving and address territorial governance of Med rural areas towards sustainability through an innovative integrated planning model (PM) comprising: integrated social, economic, environmental analysis assessment of institutional framework and review of success governance modes establishment of communities participation process definition of 4 strategic pilot plan patterns and drawing up of 4 key interventions in the involved areas transnational synergies in PM´s execution. Achievements: State of the art of project implementation since the project startMedstrategy completed its process to experiment an innovative governance process for Med rural areas. The partners met five times, collected data concerning their territories and institutions and ended the research. SWOT analysis was completed and the comparison made through the Diagnostic Report. Partners also involved local communities in the planning and development of the activities to be implemented through the EASW methodology a Strategic Common Vision has been defined in each region. Case studies were selected and a report was realised. Operative plans and pilot key interventions were the main result of the participation processes. Finally a transnational local development methodology on rural development was defined. The Observatories of Municipalities were established in each participating region. Partners disseminated project results also through the awareness seminars and training courses as well as through the international conference and the national conferences.Latest project activities and outputsThe main activities during the last period were: - the production of dissemination documents and materials and the implementation of communication activities - the fulfilment of the 6th and 7th Progress reports and of the Final Report - the fulfilment of the Diagnostic report - the definition of the 4 Local Pilot Operative Plans - the description of the key interventions in all regions - the realisation of the awareness raising seminars, training courses and observatories of municipalities addressed both to targeted groups and to a wider public - the realisation of national conferences and international final conference - the writing of the Guidelines for the drawing up of an -Integrated Strategic Plan for sustainable development in Mediterranean rural areas- - the continuous monitoring activities concerning the project results and the evaluation of the participation process.Next key steps for the projectIn the two months following the official end of the project, the partners exclusively worked on reporting the activities to the MA and JTS (last progress report and Final Technical Report) and in accomplishing to the last financial matters (payments as allowed by MED rules and reporting on the expenses).
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