In November 2019, near the end of the implementation monitoring phase, Hericoast will present all the achievements at an event with high-level political participation to illustrate policymakers’ active involvement in the project's work.

Programme of the Final Conference in Lekeitio:

Hotel venue: SILKEN Uribarren Jauregia *** - Avenida Santa Elena s/n -Lekeitio.

Date: 5th – 7th November 2019.

Location: Lekeitio - Lea Artibai, Spain.

Tuesday 5 November:           

 20.30           Arrival at Leartibai ,welcome event and dinner in Lekeitiio

Wednesday 6 November.       

Conference day 1 

9.00        Session 1: Heritage, landscape and development -Keynote speakers and panel discussion 

                Welcome speech -President of the Development Agency. 

                Moderated debate with the experts Chair: Dirk Gotzmann, Civilscape 

11.00     Break

11.30     Session 2: Hericoast project

               Project learning process and key results - Kåre Kristiansen, Vest-Agder County Council.

               Action plans, transfer of good practices and regional impact - 6 Hericoast partner regions.

13:30   Closure of the project - Basque dances and a chorus with Basque songs.  

14:00    Lunch at SILKEN Uribarren Jauregia, Lekeitio

15:30    Session 3: Good practices on heritage as a strategic resource for development.

                 Heritage as a strategic resource in redevelopment of landscapes -Dirk Gotzmann Civilscape.

                 On site demonstration of Leiketio’s maritime heritage center at Santa Katalina  Lighthouse        

                 Transfer of the good practise to Donegal County- TBA, Donegal County Council

18:30       Visit Ondarroa

20:00       Dinner at Batzoki, Ondarroa.

Thursday 7 November.       

 Conference day 2 - Venue Museum of Albaola (Pasaia). 

08.30     Bus to  Museum of Albaola, Pasaia.

10.00     Introduction

                Reflections about methodological framework and the value of interregional learning between river and coastal regions -Linde Egberts, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 

  Session 4-heritage and public-private partnerships

                Public-private partnerships as an introduction to the next good practices -Dirk Gotzmann, Civilscape. 

                Good practice of heritage-tourism: Getaria - Iñigo Uriarte, Basquetour.  

                Transfer of good practices for public private collaboration -, TBA, Molise region.  


13.00     Lunch in Getaria -Short presentation of the foundation Mundubira Elkano 500. 

15.00    End of the event

16.30    Arrive at the airport of Bilbao 

17.00    Arrive in Bilbao

More information on registration will follow.In the meantime, we invite you to explore some of the good practises of the partner regions in the Hericoast-toolbox