The final international event of the European project Be-Ready took place on Monday, June 13th at the Conference Hall Spazio Europa, seat of the Representatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament in Rome, Italy.
The day was packed with activities: during the morning, speakers from each partner gathered to discuss the development of the project, its achievement and to foster a debate on future partnership to improve the Environmental Decision Support System.
During the afternoon, on the other hand, members of the Environmental Hydraulics Institute (IHCantabria) led a practical training session to actively involve stakeholders and engage them in the use of the EDSS.
Indeed, stakeholder participation was a crucial component in the success of the event, which was attended by private companies and public authorities such as the Italian Civil Defence authority, the Energy – Environment Prevention Agency for Emilia Romagna (ARPAE), the Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), and representatives of the Italian Corps of the Port Captaincies – Coast Guard.
The event also paved the way towards further cooperation between Be-Ready’s partners and the stakeholders, establishing an international network for the use and the improvement of the DSS tool.