COASTAL: Improving Coastal-Rural Synergies - JOIN OUR FINAL CONFERENCE

COASTAL: Improving Coastal-Rural Synergies - JOIN OUR FINAL CONFERENCE

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Bluebridge (Ostend Science Park)

1 Wetenschapspark

8400 Oostende

Belgium

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Discussing Coastal and Rural Synergies - COASTAL final conference.

About this event

COASTAL is a Horizon2020 project that, over the last 2 years, worked to improve coastal and rural synergies.

This event is COASTAL's final conference: on 12 October 2022, researchers and practitioners from research organisations such as VITO, COASTAL's coordinator, and Bluebridge, the host, together with policy makers from DG MARE and DG AGRI, will come together to share the knowledge learnt and discuss the future plans.

The event will also be livestreamed. Link to access the livestream will be sent to attendees via email shortly before the event starts.

At the event, you'll learn about:

  • the advantages of boosting coastal-rural cooperation through best practices
  • the joined vision of Sustainable Blue Economy and Green Deal
  • policy-making and business analysis in the framework of rural transition and climate adaptation
  • practical road maps and models that can be accessed free of charge

How can I be part of it?

  • Attendee: you just need to register through Eventbrite and join us on the day to be able to listen to rural-coastal key insights, meet those who carried out the research and contributed to the set of data we have now available. The event will foster interaction amongst participants and panelists. You can attend in person (the event doesn't charge a fee and we would love to see you there!), or watch the livestream online (once you register, you will receive the link to the broadcast few days before the event). Maximum number of participants: 120.
  • Panelist: in case you would like to contribute further, such as pitch your work or even join in a panel discussion, get in touch with us at: coastal@geonardo.com.
  • Volunteer: an extra hand is always welcome, email us at coastal@geonardo.com if you would like to help us with the conference preparation or at the venue on the day.

Where is the conference?

The COASTAL conference will take place at Bluebridge, which is at 7km of Ostend train station, in Belgium. A shuttle bus will be provided during the day, riding every half hour, between Bluebridge and the train station. Other possible transportation methods are taxis or the Blue Bike (Bike Rental for one day: https://www.blue-bike.be/en).

The event will also be livestreamed. Link to access the livestream will be sent to attendees via email shortly before the event starts.

How can I get to Ostend, Belgium?

For people flying in, probably the best combination is flying on “Brussels Airport” (Zaventem) and taking the train from the airport to Ostend. Ostend has its own airport, but is mostly used by charter flights and private jets. There is also the airport “Brussels South” at Charleroi, where you can take a direct bus to Bruges train station and from there take the train to Ostend.

More information on transport to Ostend: https://www.visitoostende.be/en/how-get-ostend

Where can I stay?

Ostend has a lot of hotels. The Tourism Office of Ostend has made some arrangements with local hotels. Here you can book your rooms.

What to do in Ostend?

Aside the COASTAL Conference of course, Ostend offers many other activities to enjoy (museums, tours, sports, and more!). Visit this link to find more information.

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