GeoKarst

TO11

Enhancing institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders and efficient public administration.

The project in numbers
Duration:
24 months
Start date: 03.02.20
End date: 02.02.22
N. Partner: 4
 
Progress
Budget:
882.331,00€
Budget FERS:
749.981,35€

The project in numbers

Duration: 
24 months
Start / End: 
03.02.20 to 02.02.22
Project progress: 
0%
Budget: 
882331.00€
Budget FERS: 
749981.35€

GeoKarst

Establishment of the Cross-border Geopark on the Karst
Priority Axis 4
Enhancing capacity building and cross-border governance
Specific Objective: 
OS 4.1.
Investment Priority: 
PI 11CTE
Typology: 
Standard
Overall Objective of the Project: 

Strengthen the capacity of institutional cooperation through the promotion of public authorities and key players in the area of the Classic Karst for the design of joint solutions to common challenges.

Project summary: 

The main purpose is to strengthen institutional cooperation and increase coordination among the two countries in land and resources management, sustainable development and competitiveness. The project shall stimulate key players to create joint solutions for common challenges and increase the intensity of cooperation in the Karst thanks to the exchange of experiences and transfer of good practices. The strategic project CARSO-KRAS highlighted that the creation of the homogeneous area of ​​the Karst can be achieved with the establishment of a cross-border geopark for the sustainable use of resources. The innovative approach of heritage valorization through inclusion, training and networking of local stake-holders and promotion of new business will increase the identification of local actors with the area increasing its recognition. A cross-border management plan and joint solutions are the key for the sustainable development of the Karst in favor of target groups.

Main results: 

The first expected key result of the project will be the Act for the establishment of the cross-border geopark of the Classic Karst which will constitute the basis for the formal legal constitution of the cross-border geopark, for cross-borde management and sustainable development. The document shall have to be adopted by the Municipal and Regional Councils, therefore a cross-border agreement will be needed for defining a protocol for the adoption of the act. Another important result will be the adoption of 2 shared solutions aimed at ensuring greater connectivity, coherence and coordination in the management of the area: the first will be the Cross-border Management Plan, the second will be an innovative interpretation of the heritage for a more effective governance. The Geopark, in fact, will operate on the basis of the Cross-border Management Plan to ensure project sustainability, conservation of natural and cultural heritage, crossborder integration of local stakeholders and offers. The project foresees also the preparation of the candidature for the inclusion in the UNESCO Geoparks Network. The second solution's outputs are: the creation of a shared territorial brand, the delivery of guidelines for quality certification, activation of educational and tourist programs, an integrated information system, implementation of a visitors regulation, new business ideas, qualified tourist guides, geo-routes, etc. At the same time, a wide collaboration will be established with the Province of Venice for geology, for exchange of experiences and practices and the transfer of practices implemented within the project on the Karst to the Veneto area.

Partner

Lead Partner

Občina Sežana

Obalno-kraška
SLO

Project partner 1

Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia

Trieste
ITA

Project partner 2

Javni zavod Park Škocjanske jame, Slovenija

Obalno-kraška

Project partner 3

Regione del Veneto

Venezia
ITA

Objectives and Activities

KEY PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Strengthen the capacity of institutional cooperation through the promotion of public authorities and key players in the area of the Classic Karst for the design of joint solutions to common challenges.

 

CURRENT STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION

The Project started on 3/2/2020.

Contacts

Občina Sežana

00386 5 73 11 151
Partizanska cesta 4 - 6210 Sežana Slovenija
Fedrigo Katja

Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia

0039 040 3774400
Piazza Unità d’Italia 1 34121 Trieste (TS) Italia
Bensi Sara

Javni zavod Park Škocjanske jame, Slovenija

00386 5 70 82 146
Škocjan 2 6215 Divaca Slovenija
Ana Bembič

Regione del Veneto

0039 041 2792176
Palazzo Balbi - Dorsoduro 3901 30123 Venezia (VE) Italia
Perissinotto Maria Luisa