SFS project status – consultation analysis process
Analysis of over 700 barriers to sustainable development of our seas and oceans identified by the recent Stakeholder Consultations across Europe began on November 25th 2013 at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The analysis of the Stakeholder Consultation reports, conducted by Dr. Mike Hogan, Dr. Christine Domegan and Michelle Devaney of NUIG, assisted by Marzia Mazzonetto of ECSITE, Joanna Piwowarczyk of IOPAN and Dr. John Joyce of AquaTT, began on November 25th 2013 at the National University of Ireland, Galway.


The analysis of over 700 barriers identified by the stakeholders for each of the six categories identified by Sea for Society: Food Supply / Transport / Energy / Human Health / Leisure and Tourism / A Place to Live, carried out over three and a half days, identified 40 categories of barriers and concerns that will further examined.



Photos by John Joyce (AquaTT)



In addition, colleagues of IUCN and experts of the Blue Society Expert Group will also examine the consultation reports in relation to the Blue Society concept.


At the same time, analysis of the Citizens/Youth Consultations is also being started which will likewise provide critical information to the mobilization phase.


The team's analysis will be presented in WP2 Deliverable 2.3 (Six “Issue reports” analysing the results of the Consultation Process by issue) and Deliverable 2.4 (Global analysis of the Consultation Process from a social sciences perspective).


(Related news article available in the SFS Irish Blog)


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