PORTFOLIO

Portfolio

European Project Design and Management

Financial Management service for Interreg Italy-Croatia Project CHANGE WE CARE

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Technical support service, communication and GIS mapping related to the project. Drafting and submission of the project proposal

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Integrated and shared fisheries management for the conservation of native salmonids and the containment of invasive alien species. Administrative and financial support, and communication plan

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Support service in the coordination of pilot actions including assistance in the definition of activity lines in the pilot areas. Drafting and data gathering for WP3 project activities. Support service, technical and thematic assistance.

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Project Management – Technical and financial management of the project. Designing and drafting of the application forms, as project partners. Implementation of WPs aimed at stakeholders’ involvement and assessment of public goods.

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LIFE+ Project in SCI/SPA site ‘Sacca di Goro, Po di Goro, Valle Dindona, Foce del Po di Volano’. Project Management – Technical and financial management of the project. Review and drafting of the technical and financial application forms

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Design and drafting of the application forms, as project partners.
Implementation of a WP for experimentation in the ambit of biosensors

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Istituto Delta, associated beneficiary of the project, drew up a management model of clusters for the improvement of environmental performances and territorial marketing. Technical and administrative reporting. Designing and drafting of the technical and financial application forms

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Project Management – Monitoring and project assessment activities, financial and administrative support, reporting and communication materials

Management planning service and direct technical support in administrative, financial and project procedures management, including training sessions for the staff.
Inclusion of the model forest drawn up within the project in the International Model Forest Network

Project Management – General project management, drafting of technical and financial reports for the EU Commission. Technical and financial support service in the accounting management of the lead partner within the EU project MC-SALT.
Drawing up of contents and update of the project website.
Designing and drafting of the technical and financial application forms

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Project Management – General project management, drafting of technical and financial reports for the EU Commission. Drafting of the amendment for the change of status of the coordinating beneficiary. Implementation of the awareness raising process aimed at the local community: organisation of 6 workshops, development and dissemination of questionnaires. Drafting of technical and informative publications. Drawing up of contents and update of the project website.
Designing and drafting of the technical and financial application forms

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Project Management for the drawing up of a pilot Management Plan of protected areas.
Analysis of existing challenges and conflicts between the conservation of the ecological, natural and landscape asset, and other economic sectors concerning protected areas.
Gathering of Best Practices.
Techno-scientific study aimed at the drafting of an experimental territorial plan in a pilot area of the Po Delta at the border between Emilia-Romagna and Veneto Regions.
Elaboration of a transnational strategy for the management of protected areas.

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Project Management – Management and coordination of all project actions (Preparatory, Concrete, Dissemination, Monitoring), drafting of technical and financial reports for the EU Commission.
Drafting and drawing up of the final project publication.
Awareness raising activities wit stakeholders (fishermen, provincial police and associations).
Environmental education activities for schools.
Elaboration of contents and update of the project website.
Designing and drafting of the technical and financial application forms.

Territorial Planning

  • Update of the application file for the widening of the MAB UNESCO zoning in the Po Delta area and coordination of the participatory process
  • Application of Po Delta to ‘Biosphere Reserve’ (MAB UNESCO Programme). Drafting and coordination of the official UNESCO application form

Observational study to the Stability and Growth Pact of the Municipality of Mesola

Drafting of PAF (Prioritised Action Framework) strategic document in the financial planning of Natura 2000 Network

Drafting of Special Area Plans for the Municipalities of Bagnolo del Salento, Cursi, Giurdignano, Minervino di Lecce, Otranto, Palmariggi, Uggiano La Chiesa, Andrano, Castro, Diso, Ortelle, Poggiardo, S. Cesarea Terme, Spongano Terre d’Otranto and SISUS (Sustainable Urban Development) for Urban regeneration

Socio-environmental requalification within the planning of rural areas in Parco Urbano, Municipality of Ferrara

Integrated rural development and agri-environment

  • Implementation of EC Reg. 2081/92. PDO and PGI Community labelling of agricultural products
  • PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) European labelling of the product ‘Reggio watermelon’ in the Province of Reggio Emilia
  • PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) European labelling (EC Reg. 2081/92) of the product ‘Voghiera garlic’

Project ‘Agriculture and cultural landscape roundtable and compendium of good practice’ – within the UNESCO Site Management Plan. Assignment of support service and coordination of management activities related to the realisation of the manual, in order to stimulate and increase knowledge of the historical link between agricultural production and the recognition criteria of UNESCO Sites

Support to data gathering and drafting of pilot area report ‘Supporting the role of the common agricultural policy in landscape valorisation: improving the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape management to the rural economy (CLAIM) 7th Framework Programme

Planning, works supervision and coordination for the construction of an informative agri-cultural centre and touristic path ‘Food in a UNESCO site’ in Comacchio; P.S.R. (Rural Development Programme) 2007-2013, axis 3 measure 313 Integrated Rural Development

Project ‘Garden Cities’, INFEA CEA Call. Coordination and implementation of activities for the creation of the network ‘garden cities’, drawing up of a protocol for the management of an urban garden, setting up of an experimental pilot group, dissemination of good practice, creation of a distribution network, involvement of schools. Coordination and implementation of activities for territorial mapping, guided tours, educational and informative paths, activation of collaborations between GAS and urban farmers. Drafting of guidelines and educational materials

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Planning and technic-scientific coordination of the project ‘Land and water: Delta Park unveils its products’ Circular Educational Trail for the valorisation of local agricultural production and sustainable agriculture. P.R.S.R. Axis 3, Measure 2p Act. 1

Stakeholders’ involvement and participation

Environmentally sound rural tourism in protected areas for a zero-greenhouse gas emission sustainable development. Dissemination activities: creation of an event/contest with high-level educational content

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Drawing up of the educational toolkit ‘the River at School’ including a Manual for teachers, helpful slides to be used in class and a Didactic notebook for students

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Materials for teachers 

Project of conservation, recovery and territorial valorisation ‘Participated Planning: the dunes landscape case’. Art. 49, LR 20/2000. Activities included the involvement of the local population, of Local Public and Management Bodies, and the pilot action for the drawing up of an environmental-tourist requalification plan/study for the development of multifunctional activities through an evolution of traditional agriculture with the integration of leisure and tourist activities

Agenda 21 and RSA in the Municipalities of the coast: Codigoro, Comacchio, Lagosanto, Mesola, Goro. Planning and coordination of activities of stakeholders’ identification, activation and guidance of the Forum, drafting of the Report on the Status of the Environment (technical and informative version), survey on the environmental perception of a representative sample of the population of the five coastal municipalities

  • Activation and organisation of participative groups on the topic: ‘Bivalve mollusc juveniles supply for farming’
  • Drafting of a manual on the planning of participative paths and proposal of a local action plan on the topic of urban green infrastructures within Project ‘PERFECT’
  • Project ‘Agriculture and cultural landscape roundtable and compendium of good practice’ – within the UNESCO Site Management Plan. Coordination of thematic meetings with operators in the agriculture and nursery sector, technicians, professionals and university students in order to stimulate and increase knowledge of the historical link between agricultural production and the recognition criteria of UNESCO Sites
  • Coordination of didactic activities and of Environmental Education in the visit centres of the Po Delta Park
  • Project ‘Definition of a simplified Environmental Management System model for schools’
  • Project ‘School 21’ – INFEA project of RER. Coordination and testing of the Agenda 21 process in two higher education institutes in the Province of Ferrara
  • Implementation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) and analysis of the INFEA system of Emilia-Romagna, at the request of the Region; communication and sustainability education services

Environmental and Territorial Management Systems

Topic of Certification of the environmental quality of products and enterprises, to ensure respect for the environment in which the enterprises operate, with certification systems such as EMAS, ISO 14000 and ECOPROFIT. Analysis of the processes of the areas of study, involvement of the population, awareness raising

Requalification of the Chemical Plant of Ferrara based on the position of the Ecolabel and Ecoaudit Italian Committee in application of EMAS Regulation for Clusters. Activation of a public-private partnership for the environmental management of the Chemical Plant in order to obtain a territorial recognition through a Committee’s Certificate

Environmental qualification scheme for enterprises of the tourist system of Po Delta and Polesine. Extension of the scope of application: agritourism and rural multifunctionality system

Actions for the dissemination of environmental management systems in accordance with the position of the Ecolabel and Ecoaudit Committee in application of the EMAS Regulation developed for Clusters (23rd April 2007). Valorisation of local productions by means of applicable territorial recognition for the Sacca di Goro (Goro Inlet)

Monitoring Programme – temporary storage of fresh greens resulting from beets processing in the sugar factory of Porto Viro (RO) (D.G.R. Veneto 22/06/2001 n. 1579).
Preliminary investigation of the site. Predisposition and implementation of the Monitoring Programme. Definition of the indicators to be monitored. Participation to the training and education programme. Predisposition of dissemination actions

Management Plans

Technical-scientific support service for the update of the regional knowledge framework on biodiversity.

Conservation measures in n. 5 Natura 2000 Network sites, in the Provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Bologna, Ravenna. Measure 323 – Sub-measure 1 of PRSR 2007-2013

Drafting of Specific Conservation Measures and Management Plans (MP) for the following 12 Natura 2000 sites in the Province of Ferrara:
IT4060001 SCI-SPA Valli di Argenta; IT4060002 SCI-SPA Valli di Comacchio; IT4060003SIC-SPA Vene di Bellocchio, Sacca di Bellocchio, Foce del Fiume Reno, Pineta di Bellocchio; IT4060008 SPA Valle del Mezzano, Valle Pega; IT4060009; SCI Bosco di Sant’Agostino o Panfilia (also MP) ; IT4060010 SCI-SPA Dune di Massenzatica; IT4060011 SPA Garzaia dello zuccherificio di Codigoro e Po di Volano; IT4060012 SCI-SPA Dune di San Giuseppe; IT4060014 SPA Bacini di Jolanda di Savoia; IT4060016 SCI-SPA Fiume Po da Stellata a Mesola e Cavo Napoleonico; IT4060017 SPA Po di Primaro e Bacini di Traghetto (also MP); IT4070021 SCI-SPA Biotopi di Alfonsine e fiume Reno

Drafting of Specific Conservation Measures and Management Plans for the following 12 Natura 2000 sites in the Province of Bologna:
SCI-SPA IT4050022 Biotopi e ripristini ambientali di Medicina e Molinella; SCI-SPA IT4050024 Biotopi e ripristini ambientali di Bentivoglio, San Pietro in Casale, Malalbergo e Varicella; SCI-SPA IT4050023 Biotopi e ripristini ambientali di Budrio e Minerbio; SCI IT4060009 Bosco di Sant’Agostino o Panfilia; SCI IT4050018 Golena San Vitale e Golena del Lippo; SCI-SPA IT4050019 La Bora SCI – ZPSIT4040009 Manzolino; SCI-SPA IT4060001 Valli di Argenta; SPA IT4050025 Biotopi e ripristini ambientali di Crevalcore; SPA IT4050026 Bacini ex-zuccherificio di Argelato e Golena del Fiume Reno; SPA IT4050030 Cassa di espansione Dosolo; SPA IT4060017 Po di Primaro e Bacini di Traghetto

Drafting of Specific Conservation Measures and Management Plans for the following 7 Natura 2000 sites in Po Delta Park – Emilia-Romagna: SCI-SPA IT4060002 Valli di Comacchio; SCI-SPA IT4060004 Valle Bertuzzi, Valle Porticino-Canneviè; SCI-SPA IT4070009 Ortazzo, Ortazzino, Foce del torrente Bevano; SCI-SPA IT4070004 Pialasse Baiona, Risega e Pontazzo SCI-SPA IT IT4060001 Valli di Argenta; SCI-SPA IT IT4060003 Vene di Bellocchio, Sacca di Bellocchio, Foce del Fiume Reno, Pineta di Bellocchio SCI-SPA IT IT4060005 Sacca di Goro, Po di Goro, Valle Dindona, Foce del Po di Volano.

Drafting of the Management Plan for SPA Delta del Po, IT3270023, covering Veneto Delta for 25,000 ha

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Green Infrastructure

Identification, assessment and mapping of the Green Infrastructures and of the Ecosystem Services for the Municipality of Ferrara. Drafting of a Manual on the planning of participative paths and proposal of a local action plan on the topic of Urban green infrastructures.
The Action Plan has been approved by the Local Council as a tool for the development of the PUG (General Urban Plan) based on a development strategy for Green Infrastructures and Ecosystem Services.

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Material

  • Renaturation and recovery of reed beds in Valle Seganda, Po Delta
  • Implementation of part of the necessary technical investigations (mitigation project and impact assessment) for the realisation of the project ‘securing the road system and the hydraulic setup of the reclamation works in Valle Pega’ with the design of wooded segments and relative communication activity

Biodiversity

Designing of the Fishing Map for the Emilia-Romagna Region and mapping of A and B zones in compliance with LR 11/93, conversion of data in GIS system and drawing up of thematic maps of the fishing communities and of species-specific maps

Drawing up of a habitat chart for the Natura 2000 sites of the Po Delta – SCIs: IT3270003; IT3270004; IT3270005; IT3270006; IT3270017; IT3250034; SPAs: IT3270022; IT3270023. The habitat chart of Veneto Region has been structured on GIS through shapefile and relative attribute tables containing the indicators defined within a study commissioned for the purpose by CINSA (National Inter-university Consortium for Environmental Sciences). More details are available in the extensive Annex A – Dgr n.1066/2007 Veneto Region

Drafting of the Action Plan for the sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii), protected species enlisted as priority species in the Habitat Directive, within project LIFE NAT/IT/000126. Implementation of a GIS covering the roaming area of the species for the monitoring network of the project. Designing and drafting of the application form. The Management Plan has been approved by Veneto, Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna Regions

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Material

  • – Monitoring of avifauna in SCI Salina di Comacchio within the ecological monitoring programme for the management of the saline
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  • LIFE Nature ‘Improvement of Habitats for birds and remediation of power plants.’ Monitoring of the impact of powerlines on the avifauna