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.
HOTEL VENUE: Silken Uribarren Jauregia (Lekeitio)
Tuesday 5 November
20.30 Arrival at Leartibai. Welcome event and dinner
Wednesday 6 November. CONFERENCE DAY 1
Venue: Silken Uribarren Jauregia and Santa Katalina Lighthouse (Lekeitio)
9.00 Welcome speech (President of the Development Agency: Jon Arriola)
9.30 SESSION 1: Heritage, landscape and development Keynote speakers and panel discussion
1.Mikel Xabier Aizpuru (Director of cultural heritage - Basque Government) What policies do you use to activate or preserve your heritage from your department?
2.Iñigo Uriarte (Basque Government Tourism Dep.Public - private partnerships and regional development manager) The importance of public/private collaboration in project management (tourism activation)
3.María Peraita (UNESCO - Cultural landscapes and heritage of the University of the Basque Country) Heritage recovery as a key to improve local development
4.Linde Egberts (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Value interregional learning between coastal regions
5.Sneska Quaedvlieg Mihailovic (Europa Nostra) - TBC
Moderated debate with the experts Chair: Dirk Gotzmann, Civilscape
11.30 SESSION 2: Hericoast project The state of play of interregional cooperation - Alexis François, Interreg Europe Joint Secretariat
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 Lunch at SILKEN Uribarren Jauregia, Lekeitio
14:45 Closing remarks . Koldo Goitia, Mayor of Lekeitio Basque dances and a chorus with Basque songs.
15:30 SESSION 3: Heritage as a strategic resource for development. Thematic introduction to the good practices - Dirk Gotzmann Civilscape.
On site demonstration of Leiketio’s maritime heritage center at Santa Katalina Lighthouse - Nekane Irusta, Leartibai Development Agency
Transfer of the good practise to Donegal County - Alana Green, Donegal County Council
18:30 Visit Ondarroa
20:00 Dinner at Batzoki, Ondarroa.
Thursday 7 November. CONFERENCE DAY 2
Venue: Albaola Sea Factory
08.00 Bus to Albaola, Pasaia.
09.30 SESSION 4: Public-private partnerships Thematic introduction to the good practices - Dirk Gotzmann, Civilscape
Museum of Albaola - Welcome speech Erme Pedroso
Good practice of territorial economic management model for public private collaboration - Adolpho Colagiovanni, Molise region
Basque heritage-tourism: Getaria - Iñigo Uriarte, Basquetour.
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