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

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The issues workshop in the North East of England encompassed a wide variety of sectors both professional and volunteer. Having such a diverse audience meant that the results of the workshop were wide ranging and included a number of different issues from each discipline. On the other hand it also created a lot of debate within the group thus slowing down the process of the day. Good facilitation is important with such a large audience. This workshop was also a great opportunity to introduce the main issues of climate change to a wide audience and to be able to introduce IMCORE to the region. On completion of the workshop the results were gathered and written up. These, however, were not sent out straight away to the attendees. It would have been more productive to have fed the results of the workshop back to the stakeholders within 2 weeks after the workshop to keep the group updated and motivated in the IMCORE process.


Identification of issues
What we did Invited a range of sectors to describe what the big issues of climate change are for the North East coast. Introduced the main issues of climate change in the North East and the IMCORE process to the group. Click the links to download the IMCORE Project Launch and local Climate change impacts review.
Why we did it The purpose of the workshop was to review the relevant activities that are currently taking place on the North East coast and to isolate opportunities for further action through identification of the pressing issues of climate change on the coast.
What we achieved

The results of the workshop showed a common theme. There was a strong sense of the need for institutional set-up of the region, and this was closely followed by environmental and social issues.

Click here to download the North East of England's adaptation to climate change event

Click here to download Identifying Coastal Specific Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Related Issues.

Problems we had To have a representative constituency of stakeholders attending the issues workshop.
Solutions (if any) To send out the workshop invitations to a widest possible group of stakeholders.

To disseminate the results of the workshop more widely than just the attendees of the workshop and invite further comments.

What we learned To produce a "definitive" list of issues is probably not possible and different stakeholders have different opinions and attitudes. However, consensus does provide a "workable" list which permits scenario development.
What would you do differently? We should have fed the results of the issues workshop back to the stakeholders more quickly after the workshop (within 2 weeks)


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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