The 6th Interregional Learning Event and Partner Meeting was organized Online via Teams on 14-15 September 2021. The 2-day event was planned in the Netherlands in Leeuwarden, but due to the Covid-19 situation, the meeting was preferred to be held online. There was no possibility to visit the Frisian Delta. The focus of the meeting was on action plans and the lessons learned from the exchange of experiences process in Phase 1 of the project. 18 participants attended the 1st day of the meeting, and 15 participants on the 2nd day. All partner representatives were present. The 1st day was dedicated to the action plan presentations and discussions. The 2nd day was dedicated to the presentation of the Frisian Pilot Action approved by JS, and Frisian stakeholders' presentations on Good Practices identified by the Province of Friesland.
The action plans of partners are almost developed and soon will be submitted to the project officers for approval. The Pilot Action is related to the Web application for Policy-Enhanced Sustainable Cost-Benefit Analysis. It is dedicated to developing and testing a web-based and user-friendly application that enables regional policymakers and project owners to assess the impact of their projects and policy initiatives on the policy frameworks of ecosystem services, sustainable development goals, and broader well-being, based on the scientific method of policy-enhanced sustainable cost-benefit analysis.
The meeting was finalized by the Steering Group discussion on the issues related to the management, communication, and financial matters of the project. This was the last meeting of Phase 1 of the project. Phase 2 starts as soon as the Action Plans of partners are finalized and validated. Phase 2 which is till May 2023, is dedicated to the monitoring of the Action Plans of the partners. At the next meeting, partners will meet to share their progress with the implementation of the Action Plans. The meeting is planned in the first half of 2022.