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Last update: 15 Jan 2024

Astrid Severin

Thematic Expert Environment and resource efficiency
Policy Learning Platform
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France
(Nord-Pas de Calais)
Topic interests
Green
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Bio

Astrid holds a Master in Renewable Energy, a MBA and a MA in Modern Languages and has more than 30 years’ experience in regional development policies. As thematic expert for 'Greener Europe' (circular economy, biodiversity, climate adaptation, nature-based solutions) and 'Europe closer to Citizens' at the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform, she has authored several policy briefs and leads the organisation and implementation of peer reviews, matchmakings and interregional learning events.

Latest activity

Publications

Policy briefs (17)
Peer reviews (26)
Editorials (2)
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Policy brief
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Wetlands
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Nature-based solutions for climate adaptation

Explore EU initiatives and ways to mitigate climate change in this policy brief. You'll also discover a selection of good practices with a high degree of replicability in other municipal contexts.
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Policy brief
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View of forest
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Nature restoration: Forest eco-systems

This policy brief provides an outlook on EU initiatives such as boosting restoration, afforestation and climate adaptation measures. As well as inspiring examples for Interreg Europe projects.
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Policy brief
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Wooden building
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Leading the way towards waste prevention

Discover EU initiatives to support waste prevention such as actions on food waste prevention and green public procurement as well as good practices from across Europe.
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Policy brief
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blue sea with boats and hills in the background
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Natural and cultural heritage in coastal regions

Explore this policy brief to learn about EU initiatives that local and regional authorities can refer to for improving their management of cultural and natural heritage on coasts, in compliance with the EU Directives.
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Policy brief
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Tecoma Stans flowering in greenery
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Preserving and restoring biodiversity

Explore this policy brief to discover what role do public authorities across Europe play in the development of a sustainable and low-carbon economy, and what transformations are needed in every sector and area of public life.
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Policy brief
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Photo of sea bird on fishing nets
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Halting ocean plastics pollution

Read this policy brief to learn about suitable solutions for addressing the challenges of ocean plastics pollution, and to discover how communities are engaging civil society to tackle the massive issue of littering.
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Policy brief
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Ancient castle on a hill
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Citizens

Cultural heritage in mountain regions

Read this policy brief and get an overview of EU initiatives that local and regional authorities should refer to for boosting sustainable development in mountain areas through the valorisation of the cultural heritage.
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Policy brief
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Food scraps
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Biowaste challenge

This policy brief outlines EU initiatives that local and regional authorities can refer to for boosting their biowaste collection, prevention and recycling.
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Policy brief
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Water basin
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Sustainable water management in the circular economy

In order to make Europe more sustainable and to become a pillar in the shift towards a circular economy, water management needs to improve significantly. Get inspired by policy solutions in this policy brief.
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Policy brief
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Tourists in Venice
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Social

Sustainable tourism: strategies to counteract overtourism

Overtourism has a devastating impact on the natural and cultural heritage of many popular holiday spots around the world. This policy brief presents solutions to the current challenges of the tourism sector.
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Peer review
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Group picture - Peer Review Lille Métropole
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Financing and incentivising energy renovation of condominiums

On 31 January – 1 February 2024, the Policy Learning Platform organised a peer review for the Métropole Européenne de Lille (MEL), France, which requested advice on ‘Financing and incentivising energy-efficient renovation of condominiums’.
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Peer review
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Bus and cars on the road
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Connected

Mobility on islands & participatory processes: key learnings

On 14-16 November 2023, the Policy Learning Platform organised an online peer review for the Regional Council of La Reunion (France) which requested advice regarding their two policy challenges ‘Sustainable mobility on islands’ and ‘Uptake of results from participatory processes’.
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Peer review
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Peer Review - Noord Brabant
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Circular bioeconomy in the province of Noord Brabant

On 25 and 26 October 2023, the Policy Learning Platform held an onsite peer review for the Province of Noord Brabant, which requested advice regarding their policy challenge on how to promote and foster circular bioeconomy in the region. 
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Peer review
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Mobility as a service for low-density areas: key learnings

On 17-18 October 2023, the Policy Learning Platform held an onsite peer review in Portugal for the Commission for Coordination and Development of the Alentejo Region (CCDRA), which requested advice regarding their policy challenge on Mobility as a Service (MaaS) for very low-density areas. Discover the key learnings.
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Event participations

Upcoming events (1)
Past events (10)
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#europecooperates event participants
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Citizens
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20 - 21 Mar 2024
In person
Antwerp

Europe, let's cooperate! 2024

The 10th edition of Europe, let's cooperate interregional cooperation forum (#europecooperates) will take place on 20-21 March 2024 in Antwerp, Belgium. Get ready to join us in Antwerp to celebrate cooperation, launch a new call for project proposals and welcome new countries in the Interreg Europe
By Joint secretariat
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Woman drawing on digital screen
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08 Nov 2023
Online

Policy Learning Platform meet-up with projects

On 8 November (10:00-12:00 CET), we brought together the experts of our Policy Learning Platform team and our projects for an online meet-up . This online event was an opportunity to discover what the Policy Learning Platform is all about, how project partners can benefit from its services, and how
By Joint secretariat
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Electric tram in a city centre
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Connected
18 Apr 2023
Online

E-Mobility IV: Electric fleets

This webinar has ended. You can watch the recording, access the presentations and discover the key learnings in this follow-up article .
By Platform
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Ghent waterfront COPR
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31 May - 01 Jun 2023
In person
Ghent

Rethinking local policies

On 31 May and 1 June , the Policy Learning Platform is excited to invite you to 'Rethinking local policies' event in Ghent, Belgium!
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People sitting in a circée and discussing
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