Work Package 3:
Strategies for Intervention at European, Regional and Local Level

How can we use the transnational, regional and local results of green infrastructure assessment to develop strategies and action plans that fit strategically, improve functionality of green infrastructure and meet specific local needs?

As a precondition for the invention of a public benefit assessment procedure in this work package the project partners take into account specific local needs, estimate the public benefit from green infrastructure intervention and identify threats, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities related to the green infrastructure resource. By developing together and testing the public benefit assessment in the nine case study areas the partners identify priority areas and develop strategies/action plans for the improvement of the green infrastructure resource.

All of these green infrastructure Strategies & Action Plans are informed by the assessment methods and evidence gained in work packages 1 and 2 thus ensuring a strategic fit within the wider green infrastructure network. They demonstrate the multiple benefits of a green infrastructure approach and provide a sound case for investment in green infrastructure enhancement and decision-making. The strategies/action plans reflect the differing needs and opportunities within the nine case study areas.

Work Package Duration: 07/2018-06/2020
Coordination: Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Gian Luigi Rossi


Green Infrastructure Strategy & Action Plans
These strategic documents are developed for each of the nine case study areas. Each area has its own specific green infrastructure issues and opportunities. These plans concentrate on how functionality can be best improved at the local area. Issues such as user-pressure, invasive species, loss of habitat and connectivity, cross-border management alignment, and how best management can increase public benefit are all covered. Stakeholder involvement and consultation are key aspects of strategy development and adoption.

GI Strategy & Action Plan Kyjovsko (South Moravia/Czech Republic)

GI Strategy & Action Plan Dübener Heide Nature Park (Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt/Germany) 

GI Strategy & Action Plan Karkonosze National Park & Jelenia Góra Basin (Lower Silesia/Poland)

GI Strategy & Action Plan Tri-border area Czech Republic-Germany-Poland

GI Strategy & Action Plan Krkonoše National Park (Liberec and Hradec Králové Regions, Czech Republic)

GI Strategy & Action Plan Eastern Waldviertel & Western Weinviertel (Lower Austria)

GI Strategy & Action Plan Thayatal National Park (Lower Austria)

GI Strategy & Action Plan Po Hills around Chieri (Turin, Piedmont/Italy)

GI Strategy & Action Plan Upper Po Plain (Piedmont/Italy)

Manual for Creating Evidence-Based Strategies and Action Plans - A tool supporting local planning (will be uploaded in short)
Following the production of green infrastructure strategies and action plans by the partners and subsequent feedback of experiences a manual demonstrates how to use green infrastructure assessment to guide the development of evidence-based strategies/action plans and aid in decision-making for local planning policies and actions, targeting investment at the local level where it delivers the greatest return on investment in terms of public benefit.

Training events for how to use the project manuals and tools
Training in the use of the manuals created by the project is provided for all participating stakeholders and associated partners. Training for external non-participating stakeholders will be made available via online seminars which will be availble in short time.


Work Package-related presentations held on the IALE World Conference 2019 in Milan:

Planning Green Infrastructure: Strategies and Action Plans (pdf 2.6 MB)

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