CoCoNet: Coastal Communities Network

Source of Funding: Interreg IIIA

Wexford Declaration - 22 June 2004

Datganiad Wexford

In Recognition of the EU ICZM Recommendation and in the context of the principle of subsidiarity, governments are urged to support the empowerment of local communities, including local government, to secure local sustainability of the coastal and marine environment.

To achieve this, priority actions include measures to:

  1. Engage local communities in the formulation of coastal policy and in the adoption of responsible local management practices.
  2. Secure government support for the development and implementation of ICZM programmes, including national programmes, which promote local actions and the provision of guidelines for local authorities.
  3. Raise public awareness, respect and understanding of the coastal environment, including its natural, historic, cultural and socio-economic character, and related issues.
  4. Share experiences of and promote best practice in implementing local community-based management initiatives.
  5. Facilitate communication and collaborative working between coastal stakeholders in recognition of the environmental, socio-economic and cultural benefits of integrated management.
  6. Support and promote coastal networks in achieving ICZM at all levels.
Links to other CoCoNet Pages

**NEW** CoCoNet Final Report

Summary (English)

Summary (Welsh)

Overview of the CoCoNet Project

CoCoNet Brochure

List of Project Partners & Contact Details

Workshop 1 – Evaluation of ICM in the study region (Ireland)
Workshop 1 was held in the Deerpark Hotel in Howth on the 30th & 31st of January 2004.

Workshop 2 – Evaluation of models and experience of stakeholder participation (Wales).
Workshop 2 was held in the National Library in Aberystwth on the 2nd and 3rd April 2004

Workshop 3 – Further development (Ireland)
The joint final workshop with CZMNet was held in the Talbot Hotel in Wexford on the 17th June 2004.

Pages from Coastal Zone Management (20.5MB) - A draft policy for Ireland by Brady Shipman Martin

The Coastal Zone Management Network Group - Minutes of 4 November 2003 Meeting

Photo Gallery

CZMNet Final Report






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