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The IMCORE project ran from 2008 to 2011 and was funded under the EU Interreg IVB programme.

VIDEO: Alex Midlen and Pippa Crighton explain the approach they took in the East of England, in particular in Jaywick.


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Working with young people has its own challenges and whilst film-making was the object of the exercise, it is necessary to engage participants with a variety of activities. The relationship with the school involved was difficult at a time of institutional change. It is questionable whether a more formal arrangement with the school would have helped matters.


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What we did

We tested a novel approach to issue identification and action planning in a community without climate change adaptation needs, so providing a neutral territory. Click here to view website.

Why we did it

Communities at risk have been subject to many formal or official consultations. These standard approaches can be off-putting and have lost some credibility.

What we achieved

We identified priority actions for the community based on informal conversations held during community events, a reflective practice by CoastNet staff, and engagement of an expert group of community leaders. This proved to be a successful mix.

Problems we had

Not all events were as well attended as others, especially later in the process.

Solutions (if any)

We tried to make events as attractive as possible, for example by having mince pies and mulled wine at Christmas, or bringing wildlife experts in to take part in village walks.

What we learned

That spending time with community members, listening to them and reflecting upon their hopes and fears can be an appropriate way to develop priorities and action plans.


Jaywick film-making

What we did Undertook a series of film-making projects with young people about coastal change and the community of Jaywick

Why we did it

To explore the power of film as a communications medium and film-making as an investigative process.

What we achieved

Young people learned about past flooding and about coastal change, and communicated this to a wider audience through both dramatic and documentary film.

Problems we had

Working with a school in transition to a new status caused some difficulties.

Solutions (if any)

 We had to remain very flexible and tenacious during a period of institutional change.

What we learned

Film-making is an engaging process for young people which helps them to form and to communicate opinions. Locally made films are attractive to the local community and can be used to raise awareness.

This learning portal brings together the results and lessons learned from the IMCORE project. This project was funded under the Interreg IVB programme from 2008 to 2011.

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