WaVE is a territorial cooperation project to enhance water-related heritage through the development of an ecosystem approach.
Funded by the European Commission within the Interreg Europe, it has a duration of 4 years.
The project, led by the city of Breda (The Netherlands), sees the participation of two Italian partners, the Municipality of Ravenna and Certimac and important European partners such as the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), the Danish city of Aarhus, the Valencian province Alicante (Spain) and the Hungarian euroregion of Ister-Granum. All WaVE’s partners are united by a rich cultural, historical and archaeological link with water. The project is oriented towards the definition of innovative models for the enhancement and growth of the historical, natural and cultural heritage linked to water. This goal is pursued through a joint effort of sharing knowledge, transmitting experiences and good practices, but above all through the involvement of stakeholders, both at local, national and European level.
The project is divided into 3 phases: analysis, knowledge sharing and planning.Phase 1
Characterized by the assessment of the status quo of each partner region on the basis of a shared methodology (“Methodology for regional status-quo and good practice identification”), structured by the University of Delft.Phase 2
Represents the "heart" of the project. All partners are involved in a joint process of sharing knowledge, learning and exchanging good practices. The organization of multiple interregional sessions (IKES - International Knowledge Exchange Sessions) is foreseen in the presence of stakeholders, during which there will be in-depth discussions and visits to sites identified as "good practices".Phase 3
The third and final phase of the project revolves around the definition and drafting of Action Plans which have as their objective the creation of structural changes within local and regional policies and the development of new projects for the enhancement of the sites.