Workshop "Sharing best practices in the sustainable management of coastal environments"

The workshop aims to present a wide range of experiences and localized safeguard and adaptation strategies for coastal zones. Starting from the experiences in the Emilia-Romagna region, the workshop will present cases from around the world and interventions to promote coastal resilience policies.

  • Date: 12 DECEMBER 2023  from 9:30 to 18:30

  • Event location: Sala Feste Palazzo Malvezzi, Via Zamboni 22, 40126 Bologna, Italy - In presence and online event

  • Type: Workshop


Welcome and introduction (9:30-10:00)



Session 1 (10:00-11:00): Local Experiences in Emilia-Romagna (Chair: Elena Fabbri, University of Bologna)



Coffee break (11:00-11:15)


Session 2 (11:15-12:30): The Tecnopolo and scientific innovation for the Region (Chair: Hauke Reuter, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Germany)



Lunch (12:30-13:30)


Session 3 (13:30-15:20): Comparing regional best practices around the world (Chair: Vivianne Solis Weiss, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico)



Break (10 mins)



Coffee break (15:20-15:50)


Session 4 (15:50-17:20): Perspectives and approaches for coastal resilience (Chair: Bernardo Aliaga, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, France)



Break (10 mins)



17:30-18:30 Guided tour of the Marsili Museum, University Library of Bologna

20:00 Social dinner

Practical information

How to reach Bologna

  • By Flight

Guglielmo Marconi airport is well connected by national and international airlines (like ITA, Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and many more) to fly to the main European and some American cities. The airport is close to downtown (approximately 6 km). See different transfer options from/to the airport.

  •  By Train (highly recommended, low CO2 impact!)

You can arrive in Bologna by train from Florence, Venice, Milan or Rome in no more than a couple of hours. Bologna is also well connected to the most important European cities, also with night trains from Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and Vienna. The train station is located in the city center, close to hotels and 15 minutes walking to Piazza Maggiore and the University.

  • By Car

You can reach Bologna by highway:
• From Milan by A1 coming from the North
• From Florence by A1 coming from the South
• From Venice and Padua by A13
• From Ancona, Rimini and Ravenna by A14

Be aware that the city centre is closed to private cars from 8 AM to 8 PM, every day, and there are a lot of Limited Traffic Zones (LTZ) very tricky, with a very high risk to get a ticket.
There's a daily pass you can buy to enter the (LTZ) risk-free, and it costs about 6 euros.


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