Kick-off in Katowice


On June 28-29th 2016,  partners from 7 different countries participated in the Kick-off meeting of the LUMAT project, organized in Katowice (Poland) by the lead partner IETU - Institute for Ecology in Industrial Areas.

The meeting was welcomed by Dr. Janina Fudała - IETU Deputy Director for Research and Development,  followed by an introduction from Dr. Anna Starzewska-Sikorska, Leader of the project, who provided an overview of LUMAT Project activities and by Dr. Uwe Ferber who described the project philosophy and methodology.

The meeting represented a chance to know each other, to present the role of each partner in the project and to share the ideas for pilot projects as well as to deepen the management issues during the steering committee meeting.

It was also an opportunity to align the project with the Interreg Program guidelines, thanks to the presence of Mr. Christophe Ebermann from the Joint Secretariat : with his speech, he provided recommendations for a successful implementation of LUMAT project, which will be carefully undertaken by the project partners.

Matteo Tabasso from SiTI illustrated the main issues related to the WP Communication.

All the other work packages were then presented by the respective WP leaders.

Dr. Maros Finka from STUBA and Prof. Justyna Gorgoń from IETU explained the structure of WP1: Methodology, trainings and common understanding of land use in integrated environment management.

Bernd Siemer from Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology (LfULG) presented the WP2: Urban/Peri-urban action plans, strategies and tools.

Partners, led by Claudia Krobath from the Energie Center Lipizzanerheimat LTD, were involved in a discussion about the WP3 Application of integrated environmental land management in functional urban Araes, talking about the local pilots in FUAs.

During the kick-off meeting, all the partners had the opportunity to be greeted by the Deputy Mayor Mr. Michael Pierończyk in the city hall of Ruda Śląska and visit the pilot site and some other interesting sites with environmental issues surrounding the city.