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With an ambitious partnership between fifteen regions from the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands SAIL II (Schéma d’Aménagement Intégré du Littoral) is a transnational endeavour seeking to foster greater cooperation between maritime regions over three years. It aims to promote territorial integration between a triangle of coastal regions, including estuaries, in the Southern North Sea Area. Whilst many cooperation programmes have involved the northern North Sea regions, thi [...]
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 SAIL-II (Schéma d’Aménagement Intégré du Littoral)

Lead Partner:
Essex County Council (UK)
Provincie West-Vlaanderen, Provinciehuis Boeverbos, Koning Leopold III-laan 41, B-8200 Sint-Andries
UK
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Contact:
Francois Lantsoght
SAIL Project Co-ordinator

Measure: 5.2

Start date: 2002/07/15
End date: 2005/07/14

ERDF Grant: € 5 146 656
Total eligible cost: € 10M


Partners involved:

UK - Colchester Borough Council

UK - Maldon District Council

UK - University College London working with Thames Estuary Partnership

UK - Medway & Swale Estuary Partnership

UK - Kent County Council

FR - Espace Naturel Régional

BE - Provincie West-Vlaanderen

BE - Adminstratie Waterwegen en Zeewezen

BE - AMINAL

NL - Gemeente Sluis

NL - Gemeente Veere

NL - Waterschap Zeeuwse Eilanden

NL - Provincie Zeeland


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Summary
With an ambitious partnership including 14 partners from the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands SAIL II (Schéma d’Aménagement Intégré du Littoral) is a transnational endeavour seeking to foster greater cooperation between maritime regions over three years. It aims to promote territorial integration between a triangle of coastal regions, including estuaries, in the Southern North Sea Area. Whilst many cooperation programmes have involved the northern North Sea regions, this project would seem to plug a crucial gap by promoting action between the eastern English Channel and lower North Sea. Starting from the solid foundations laid down through an Interreg IIC NWMA project, where the partners developed an innovative coastal zone management (ICZM) to the multiple issues relevant to this busy maritime region, this project will tackle administrative, political and economic deficits. Its objective is to encourage greater participation in joint policy formulation and implementation, in part by creating a political platform for exchange and cooperation and harmonising informational resources, in order to improve common understanding and provide more effective tools for decision-makers. Ultimately, the impacts of these measures will benefit the citizen through reducing the polarisation of deprived coastal communities, improving links with the more prosperous hinterlands and putting a halt on the degradation of the natural environment. The project embodies the concept of transnationality by bringing together all the relevant regional authorities to find innovative solutions to common maritime problems, recognising the fact that the sustainability of coastlines in the lower North sea depends on coordinated approaches between all parties directly concerned.

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