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2 Seas endorses 4 projects for the RegioStars competition

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28/04/2021

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2 Seas endorses 4 projects for the RegioStars competition

The Managing Authority and the Joint Secretariat have decided which projects can participate in this year’s RegioStars Awards for the Interreg 2 Seas Programme. Last month, all projects were invited to express their interest to participate in the RegioStars competition. Out of six candidates, four projects have now been selected and have received the endorsement letter needed to submit the final application through the RegioStars electronic platform.

Polder2C's aims to keep the coastal area of the Netherlands, Belgium, France and the UK safe by adapting to climate change. Most emergency response plans and scenarios are based on theoretical models. The crossing border Polder2C’s project however, addresses these issues combining research, practice and education in a unique way.

Curious to find out how they are doing so? Have a look at the explainer video on the project’s website.

The ENDURE (ENsuring DUne REsilience against Climate Change) partners also care about coastal defence. They focus on establishing sand dunes as adaptive, living sea defences. Many traditional concrete sea defences are old and failing and can be expensive or challenging to maintain. Natural ecosystems can provide better, more resilient protection.

More information about this project is available on this website and through this 1-minute video interview with Dries Bonte, Professor of Ecology at the University of Ghent, partner of ENDURE.

The STAR2Cs (Short Term Adaptation for long term Resilience to Climate Change) project aims to overcome the ‘implementation gap’ faced by local government adapting to climate change. As a part of this project an adaptation catalyst has been produced to support planners and decision-makers delivering local action.

Click here to find out more about this adaptation catalyst or here to visit the STAR2Cs webpage and discover more about what this project has to offer to stakeholders in delivering local action to build adaptation capacity.

The overall objective of the NEREUS (New Energy and REsources from Urban Sanitation) project is to increase the reuse of resources, water and energy from wastewater in urban areas. The pilot site located in the first circular district in Flanders, De Nieuwe Dokken in Ghent, demonstrates circularity in real estate.

Interested in this specific Ghent pilot? Sit back, relax and watch this 5-minute video giving you a complete overview of the circularity measures taken. More information about the project NEREUS is available here.