Frames Days in Oldenburg

13 May 2019 - Published by Edward Sterenborg
From 27 until 29 March 2019 the Frames Days were organised by the German partners Jade Hochschule, Küste und Raum and Oldenburgisch-Ostfriesischer Wasserverband (OOWV).

The partner meeting started in the morning with an overview of the current situation: where does Frames stand in terms of process, products and accomplished deliverables. We played a special kind of ‘Bingo’ to define the three greatest difficulties partners experience with the Interreg Operational Management System and we discussed these to find joint solutions. The University of applied sciences Zeeland (HZ) presented the Frames Wiki database which is in full development. The afternoon was all about a workshop organised by the HZ as well, in which we discussed and rated several multi-layer safety measures to be taken against flooding. The outcome will be processed in the development of a Decision Support System. The province of Zeeland presented an update on the pilot ‘Sloe area’. And last, but not least, all the partners discussed the possibility of prolonging the Frames project. A decision will be made in May 2019. All in all, a full day.

Wesermarsch areaSite visit

Visiting the Wesermarsch
On Thursday the Frames party visited the pilot site Wesermarsch and talked to stakeholders from this area. Very interesting to talk to counterparts in the same field of work from the other countries. It turns out that all partners find the site visits very informative and eye-opening. Visiting the pilot sites says more than a thousand words about the area and its challenges.

Workshop Sessions
On the last day in the morning OOWV hosted a series of workshop sessions where urgent topics were discussed using the information received the day before on the excursion and from the regional stakeholders. The latter joined the workshop sessions as well. A perfect opportunity to exchange international knowledge and experience.