HERICOAST partnership is based on six different European coastal and fluvial regions, one University and a NGO.

Despite the obvious differences between the regional context of the partners’ regions such as the rocky coast of Donegal, inland rivers in Castile and Léon and the Danube Delta all of the regions are seeking for innovative ways to improve the management of their coastal and fluvial heritage based on an extensive stakeholder involvement .

Through 2,5 year and 5 workshops and field visits, 2 Marinescape Forum Events, dissemination at several conferences and ongoing online dialogue the project partners and their stakeholders exchanged their knowledge about thematic fields such as high level policies, engagement with civil society, public-private partnerships etc. In this process, the regional partners and their stakeholders brought in examples of from their own territorial context and good practices.

The projects advisory partners facilitated the learning process and bringing in inspiring reflections from relevant academic fields such as heritage studies and tourism development and valuable knowledge about policy development and landscape management.

As result of this, the partnership has delivered three key outputs:

  • A toolbox that serves as a set of recommendations by outlining different dimensions of policy development by bringing in the concrete experiences from the HERICOAST partner regions.
  • The identification of 19 good practices, 15 of them validated by PLP experts.
  • 6 regional action plans with a number of measures fro the improvement of Regional Operational Programmes and other regional development policies.