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                 P.H.A.R.O.S.


                OPEN GROUP

First Meeting: What are the objectives, methods
       and tools of the PHAROS project?

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VENUE AND PARTICIPANTS

Genoa, 12 May 2005 from 10 am to 4 pm, Head Office of the Regione Liguria
(Ligurian Regional Administration). In addition to the organisers, 90 people
attended the meeting.

CONTENTS AND RESULTS

During the introductory session the contents and aims of the PHAROS project were
presented, while there was discussion of the relationship between the development
of tourism and the environment, as well as of the general objectives of the Open
Group.
Speakers:
Enrico Cancila (Ecolabel & Ecoaudit Committee);
Daniela Minetti (Regione Liguria);
Livia Mazzà (Ecosistemi srl).

During the round table the discussion centred on the most significant aspects
regarding the development of Environmental Management Systems for marinas and
golf courses, with input based on experience with previous and current systems.
Speakers:
Mauro Fabiano (University of Genova-Dip.Te.Ris);
Roberto Perocchio (Association Porti Turistici dell’Adriatico);
Massimo Mocioni (University of Torino-Centro Agroinnova);
Alessandra Vignolo (La Filanda s.r.l.).
The following points emerged from the debate:

 the need to highlight the advantages of certification also in the framework of
  territorial planning strategies by means of objective evidence and incentives;
 the importance of communication both within public or private structures aiming
  at environmental certification and externally (the public, users);
 the need to supplement the environmental management activities implemented
  locally by different bodies and organisations;
 the role that proper environmental management of golf courses can play in the
  conservation of biodiversity.

The following participants presented the experiences of the bodies they represent:
Giuseppe Canepa (Autorità Portuale di Genova);
Andrea Barbagelata (Marina di Porto Antico SpA) and Gianfranco Schirinzi (Sige
Srl);
Michele Burlando (Capitaneria di Porto di Genova).
Domenico Oteri (Task Force – environmental authority - Regione Liguria)
Simona Ferrando (Province of Genova).




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                                 ENCLOSURE

                             LIST OF PARTICIPANTS


   NAME          SURNAME                       BODY/COMPANY

Paola          Alvazzi        DNV
Manuela        Ballantini     Municipality of Pisa
Franco         Ballestra      Federgolf Delegato La Spezia
Andrea         Barbagelata    Marina Porto Antico
Massimiliano   Barbagelata    Marina Porto Antico
Andrea         Baroni         Regione Liguria
Cristina       Berardi        Municipality of Varazze
Valentina      Bergero        Master GESAL-University Bicocca - Milano
Federica       Biglino        Municipality of Cogoleto
Federico       Biroli         Lega Navale Italiana
Gabriele       Bitetti        Municipality of Arenzano
Marco          Brusco         Capitaneria di Porto di Genova
Michele        Burlando       Capitaneria di Porto di Genova
Monica         Canciani       Aertecno International S.r.l. - Divisione AQUA
Enrico         Cancila        Ecolabel & Ecoaudit Committee
Rodolfo        Candelo        URS Italia
Giuseppe       Canepa         Autorità Portuale di Genova
Fabrizia       Cappellato     Q.s.r.l.
Davide         Capponi        Park of Montemarcello-Magra
Daniela        Caracciolo     ARPAL (Regional Agency for the Protection of the
                              Ligurian Environment)
Bruno          Casarino       Gesa
Marco          Castagna       Muvita srl
Massimo        Castè          Municipality of Riccò del Golfo
Roberta        Cataudella     ARPAL
Nicoletta      Cavo           Master GESAL - University Bicocca - Milano
Raffaella      Cecconi        Municipality of Sestri Levante
Andrea         Cestino        Municipality of Albissola Marina
Francesco      Chinini        Municipality of Tirano
Tina           Cornero        Autorità Portuale di Genova
Stefano        Corradi        Gesta sas
Gianni         Cramarossa     Certiquality
Patrizia       Ercole         University of Genova
Mauro          Fabiano        University of Genova – Dip.Te.Ris.
Francesca      Farinon        Sige srl
Simona         Ferrando       Province of Genova
Gianluigi      Figari         Zenith Consultino
Monica         Figus          Municipality of Arenano
Claudia        Fiori          Environmental Consultancy Firm
Francesca      Gallotti       Regione Liguria


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   NAME         SURNAME                      BODY/COMPANY

Cristina      Gamba        Municipality of Albisola Superiore
Barbara       Gatti        Muvita srl
Alberto       Gronda       DNV Italia
Ilaria        Iasillo      Marina Porto Antico
G.Piero       Lazzarini    Municipality of Arenzano
Barbara       Lombardi     Regional Tourist Office
Michela       Lupi         Welcome Management
Emanuela      Maraglino    Municipality of Loano
Maria Paola   Marchello    FEEM (Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei)
Simona        Marchesi     Muvita srl
Concetta      Marcianti    University Lauree STAN
Marinella     Mariotti     5 Terre & Golfo dei Poeti Tourist Board
Carlo         Marzani      Regione Liguria
Sabrina       Merlo        Municipality of Casanova Lerrone
Vladimiro     Miozza       CERMET
Massimo       Mocioni      Agroinnova
Elena         Nicosia      Regione Liguria
Domenico      Oteri        Regione Liguria
Alessandra    Pansera      Municipality of Celle Ligure
Danilo        Peluffo      Regione Liguria
Elisa         Perin        Marina di Varazze srl
Roberto       Perocchio    Italian Association Porti Turistici dell'Adriatico
Marco         Piombo       WWF - Savona
Andrea        Polletti     Municipality of Bonassola
Luisa         Puppo        Welcome Management
Giancarlo     Quadrelli    Federgolf Delegato Savona
Alberto       Quaglino     Politecnico di Torino Dip. Georisorse e Territorio
Serena        Racagno      ARPAL Crea
Ezio          Ravenna      Autorità Portuale di Genova
Valentina     Raviolo      Environmental Consultancy Firm
Yael          Razzoli      Datasiel
Renata        Ridondelli   Municipality of Pisa
Stefano       Robello      Municipality of Arenzano
Margherita    Robiglio     Municipality of Albisola Superiore
Monica        Romairone    Municipality of Ceriale/Eco-auditing
Ingrid        Roncarolo    Autorità Portuale della Spezia
Giuseppe      Ruzzeddu     Regione Liguria
Serenella     Sala         University Bicocca - Milano Master GESAL
Barbara       Scorza       Province of Genova
Vittoria      Sivero       Municipality of Genova
Lucia         Solaro       Cinque Terre Tourist Board
Daniela       Sommani      Q.s.r.l.
Tiziana       Spreafico    BVQI Italia
Franco        Tarrini      Calacravieu S.c.r.l.
Elena         Tortelli     Municipality of Genova
Andrea        Verda        Unioncamere

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   NAME        SURNAME                     BODY/COMPANY

Sabrina      Verde       Federgolf
Elena        Veronese    University Lauree STAN
Alessandra   Vignolo     La Filanda srl
Matteo       Zerbini     Municipality of Garlenda
Remo         Zunino      Municipality of Celle Ligure




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MEETING MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE:

Ligurian Regional Administration, Department of Environment, Building & Public
Works
Sustainable Development Policy Sector
Vincenzo Parisi
Executive
Daniela Minetti
P.H.A.R.O.S. Project Manager/Officer
Laura Muraglia
P.H.A.R.O.S. Project Operational Reference Person

Ecosistemi srl
Silvano Falocco
Livia Mazzà

Sige srl
Gianfranco Schirinzi




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                 OPEN GROUP

                  Second Meeting
The Initial Environmental Review: how to find the
significant environmental impacts of marinas and
                   golf courses

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VENUE AND PARTICIPANTS

Genoa, 19 July 2005, Palazzo Ducale (Accademia Ligure di Scienze e Lettere
Meeting Room and Liguria Spazio Aperto Meeting Room). The meeting was held
from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. In addition to the organisers, 37 people attended.

CONTENTS AND RESULTS

The introductory plenary session was used to illustrate the context and objectives
of the meeting and present the supporting documents to the participants. Ingrid
Barile (Sige Srl) outlined the background to the preparation of the Initial
EnvironmentaI Review (IER) models submitted for evaluation and explained how
the work fits into the activities developed by the various technical workshops set
up as part of the project.

The technical session was arranged in workgroups, one for marinas and one for golf
courses, with discussion of the respective Initial Environmental Review models in
order to gather useful feedback for their revision and supplementation, leading to
the “standard questionnaire” to be included in the final Guidelines.

At the final plenary session the best practices were presented for environmental
certification of the Bibione tourist area and the workgroups’ results were reported
and shared.
From the workgroup for marinas:
- the need for and definition of ”two levels” in the questionnaire;
- the need to simplify some of the technical terminology;
- the introduction of some additions and explanations provided by the marinas;
- the need to clarify the distinction between direct and indirect environmental
              aspects;
- the importance of also highlighting any “positive” environmental aspects;
- stress on the fact that a non-conformity is an opportunity for improvement.

From   the golf course workgroup:
-      the need for and definition of ”two levels” in the questionnaire;
-      the need to simplify some of the technical terminology;
-      the introduction of some additions and explanations provided by the golf
               clubs;
-      the need for a clearer distinction between environmental management
               aspects of
       the club house and the golf course;
-      the need to take into account the heterogeneous nature of planning of
       maintenance of golf courses;
-      critical factors in obtaining some data for the oldest facilities;
-      lack of knowledge about Rete Natura 2000;



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-   the difficulty of finding personnel specifically trained for golf course
           management.




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               P.H.A.R.O.S.


              OPEN GROUP

              Third Meeting

             GOVERNANCE:
 The management of public-private relations by
means of the Environmental Management System
  The Ligurian System for the environmental
          management of the territory



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VENUE AND PARTICIPANTS

Genoa, 19 October 2005, Agenzia delle entrate, sala Piramide (Inland Revenue
Office, Pyramid). The meeting was held from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. In addition to
the organisers, 83 people attended.

CONTENTS AND RESULTS

Speakers at the introductory plenary session: Franco Zunino (Ligurian Regional
Councillor for the Environment); Giovanni Pastorino (Municipality of Celle Ligure,
coordinator of the “Governance” task); Andrea Baroni and Giovanni Torre (Ligurian
Regional Administration).

The technical session was arranged in two workgroups:
     1. management of public-private relations by means of the Environmental
       Management System with the objective of identifying the best means of
       interaction between the public and private sectors for the management of the
       different environmental aspects.
The following means were proposed in order of preference/priority:
information/communication to sensitise the private sector;
jointly agreed means to be developed using a bottom-up approach so that private
sector operators fully understand and share the common objectives;
operational tools;
incentives/benefits.

      2. The Ligurian System for the environmental management of the territory
       with the objective of highlighting the opportunities and critical factors
       related to the idea of the foregoing system. The following points emerged
       from the discussion:
   the general principles that should underpin the creation and operation of the
   Ligurian System;
   the basic guidelines;
   key aspects;
   critical points to be dealt with.

At the final plenary session the best practices were presented and the workgroups’
results were reported and shared.

Among the experiences presented:
Tandem project by the Bologna Provincial Administration;
the experience of the Parma Provincial Administration in the promotion of
environmental management systems in agribusiness;
ISO14001 environmental certification of the Municipality of Vado Ligure;
Territorial Agreement between the Municipality of Celle Ligure, the Promotur
Consortium and Traders’ Associations of Hoteliers, Beach Clubs and Retailers.

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          P.H.A.R.O.S.


         OPEN GROUP

        Fourth Meeting

The First Draft of the Guidelines


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VENUE AND PARTICIPANTS

Genoa, 15 February 2006, Head Office of the Regione Liguria (Ligurian Regional
Administration) (Via Fieschi 15).
The meeting took place from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and was attended by 25 people in
addition to the organisers.

CONTENTS AND RESULTS

At the introductory plenary session three fundamental questions to be addressed
were identified:
    What methodological conclusions can be drawn from the work carried out by
      the project?
    Which part of P.H.A.R.O.S. is exportable?
    What are the best ways of exporting the methods identified?

Following this, two workgroups were formed.
In the governance workgroup the discussion began with an analysis of the different
options for integration between public and private environmental management
systems. Within the framework of P.H.A.R.O.S., participants opted for integration
between the already existing systems, preserving the specificity and decision-
making power of each system. Within the local bodies there was intense liaison
between the technical and political levels.

In the Environmental Management System for marinas and golf courses and
Implementation and Opportunities workgroup, the discussion used as a starting
point the general models for presentation of the contributions of the technical
workshops to the Guidelines specially prepared for the meeting by Laura Muraglia
and Ingrid Barile.
The following were among some of the needs which emerged:
introduce a section dealing with the critical points encountered in the project in the
part on implementation and opportunities;
highlight the connections between the work done by the EMS group and that
carried out by the Implementation and Opportunities workgroup;
write the texts in an easy, readable style and simplify the concepts by using
readily understandable tables and diagrams.

At the final plenary session the results of both workgroups were presented.




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                OPEN GROUP

                 Fifth Meeting

EMS for marinas and golf courses: a resource to
                communicate


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LOCATION AND PARTICIPANTS

Genoa, 31 March 2006, Agenzia delle entrate, sala Piramide. The events were held
from 9.00 to 13.00. 20 people took part in addition to the organisers.

CONTENTS AND RESULTS

The following people spoke at the general introduction session: Daniela Minetti
(Regione Liguria); Rosanna Dursi (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei); Riccardo Parigi
(Must); Gianfranco Schirinzi (Sige srl).

In the technical discussion session, the debate focussed on two key questions in
the customer satisfaction questionnaire.

Participants were asked to define an order of relevance among target subjects of
communication (directors, operators of important tourism facilities, users of
tourism facilities, associations, residents, journalists, others) and an order of
relevance among external communications tools (directors, brochures, events,
conferences, billboards, info points, publications, questionnaires, lobbying, media,
other).

For target subjects, marina representatives indicated directors as priority, followed
by journalists and then the others. Golf course representatives indicated golfers as
priority, then employees and operators, then residents and journalists. City
representatives indicated tourists and residents as priority, then operators of
facilities and associations.
The media was indicated as the most important means of external communication.
The importance of lobbying was also stressed:

Concerning the questionnaire, it was observed that it is necessary to make it clear
to users what is meant by “level of importance” when questions about the
environment and management are asked, for instance concerning:

Quality of service provided
Availability of staff
Waste management
Facility cleanliness
Noise pollution from maintenance equipment
Environmental attractiveness of facility
How well the facility fits in with its surroundings
State of vegetation in the area (golf courses)
             Adequate environmental information provided by the facility




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                              OPEN GROUP

                               Fifth Meeting

  EMS for marinas and golf courses: a resource to
                  communicate


                            Report (Abstract)
                         LOCATION AND PARTICIPANTS

Genoa, 31 March 2006, Agenzia delle entrate, sala Piramide. The events were held
from 9.00 to 13.00. 20 people took part in addition to the organisers.

CONTENTS AND RESULTS

The following people spoke at the general introduction session: Daniela Minetti
(Regione Liguria); Rosanna Dursi (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei); Riccardo Parigi
(Must); Gianfranco Schirinzi (Sige srl).

In the technical discussion session, the debate focussed on two key questions in
the customer satisfaction questionnaire.

Participants were asked to define an order of relevance among target subjects of
communication (directors, operators of important tourism facilities, users of
tourism facilities, associations, residents, journalists, others) and an order of
relevance among external communications tools (directors, brochures, events,
conferences, billboards, info points, publications, questionnaires, lobbying, media,
other).

For target subjects, marina representatives indicated directors as priority, followed
by journalists and then the others. Golf course representatives indicated golfers as
priority, then employees and operators, then residents and journalists. City
representatives indicated tourists and residents as priority, then operators of
facilities and associations.
The media was indicated as the most important means of external communication.
The importance of lobbying was also stressed:



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Concerning the questionnaire, it was observed that it is necessary to make it clear
to users what is meant by “level of importance” when questions about the
environment and management are asked, for instance concerning:

Quality of service provided
Availability of staff
Waste management
Facility cleanliness
Noise pollution from maintenance equipment
Environmental attractiveness of facility
How well the facility fits in with its surroundings
State of vegetation in the area (golf courses)
Adequate environmental information provided by the facility




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          Sixth Meeting – (part one)

       Implementation and opportunities
Best Practices for Environmental Management of
                  Golf Courses


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LOCATION AND PARTICIPANTS

Genoa, 26 April 2006 at Fiera di Genova, Sala Riviera, as part of the Euroflora
event. The meeting was held from 9.00 to 14.00 together with the scientific
workshop Implementation and opportunities - Best Practices for Environmental
Management of Golf Courses. 57 people took part in addition to the organisers.


CONTENTS AND RESULTS

The following talks were given at the general session:

The meeting was opened by Franco Zumino-Environmental Councillor for Regione
Liguria;
- Antonio Bozzi (Federgolf) provided a general outlook of long-term development
of interests for issues related to the relationship between golf courses and the
environment;
- Gianni De Polo (Carimate golf course ) explained the meaning of environmentally
friendly golfing;
- Daniela Minetti (Regione Liguria) illustrated objectives, contents and results
expected from the P.H.A.R.O.S. project;
- Jonathan Smith (Committed to Green Foundation) illustrated the principals of the
Committed to Green project and highlighted the strong points of sustainable golf
course management and planning integrated with the surroundings;
- Antonio Biamonti (Comunità Montana Argentea) and Micaela Conti (Rina spa)
illustrated the experience of the S. Anna golf course in Cogoleto;
- Attilio Arillo (University of Genoa Dip.te.ris) illustrated the indicators to support
the realization and assessment of effects of best practices.
- Massimo Mocioni (University of Turin, Agroinnova Centre) gave a talk on
sustainable management of greens;
- Francesca Verardo (Are Liguria) presented interventions for energy savings and
the use of renewable energy sources as part of P.H.A.R.O.S.
- Vincenzo Parisi (Regione Liguria) concluded the meeting.




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                          Sixth Meeting (part two)

  Marinas, boating and the environment: a sustainable
                        choice

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                            LOCATION AND PARTICIPANTS

Genoa, 11 October 2006 at Fiera di Genova, for the 46th Boat Show. The meeting was
held from 10.00 to 16.00 together with the scientific workshop Marinas, boating and the
environment: a sustainable choice. 114 people took part in addition to the organizers
(Regione Liguria – Office for Policies on Sustainable Development and the
University of Genoa-Dipteris).

CONTENTS AND RESULTS

The meeting was opened with introductory talks given by:
Franco Zumino-Environmental Councillor for Regione Liguria;
Anton Francesco Albertoni – President of UCINA
Marco Brusco –Harbour Master’s Office – Liguria Regional Directorate
Daniela Minetti and Laura Muraglia -Regione Liguria.

At the Marina Management roundtable: best practices for the environment, attended by:
Ilaria Fasce (Regione Liguria-Office for coastal ecosystem, Mauro Fabiano
(University of Genoa – Dip.Te.Ris), Paolo Moretti (Rina Spa), Adriano Pessina (ARE
Liguria), Giuseppe Canepa (Port Authority of Genoa), Massimiliano Grimaldi
(Harbour Master’s Office, Regional Marittime Directorate) Irene Petrosillo
(University of Lecce). Moderator: Gianfranco Schirinzi (SIGE srl). Talks brought up
indications on which elements and tools should be focused on so that marina management can be
considered as a best practice for the environment.

At the New marinas? roundtable: Conditions for the environment and local development,
attended by: Briganti (UCINA), Corinna Artom (Regione Liguria- Planning Office),
Paola Solari (Regione Liguria- VIA Office), Giovanna Vitelli (Marina di Varazze,
Azimuth Benetti spa), Stefano Sarti (Legambiente), the designers Stefano Puppo
and Marcofilippo Alborno. Moderator: Marco Castagna (Muvita).

Starting with a common awareness of development of the pleasure boat industry, a
crucial part of the debate was the search for a cross between the protection of the
peculiarities and unique aspects of the region of Liguria (to safeguard its
attractiveness) and the development of economic potential that the region can
express.


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The meeting was also an opportunity to award partner facilities in the PHAROS
project from Golf La Filanda and Fondazione Mosaico Liguria; the presentation of
the results of the Regatta PHAROS; signing Memoranda of Understanding between
the City of Celle Ligure and the marina of Cala Cravieu and between the City of
Varazze and Marina di Varazze.




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           P.H.A.R.O.S.

 VII, VIII OPEN GROUP AND SECOND
   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE


 DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM, LOCAL
GOVERNANCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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LOCATION AND PARTICIPANTS

Genoa, 24 November 2006 at Palazzo San Giorgio, Sala del Capitano, together with
the Second International Conference. The events were held from 9.00 to 16.30. 89
people took part in addition to the organisers.

CONTENTS AND RESULTS

The meeting was opened by Franco Zunino, Environmental Councillor for Regione
Liguria. Laura Muraglia, Daniela Minetti (Regione Liguria) and Ingrid Barile (Sige
srl) presented a detailed report on the PHAROS project and the Guidelines for
setting up environmental management systems in conformity with EMAS II rules on
important tourism facilities (marinas and golf courses) integrated with
environmental management systems and Local Agenda 21 processes for Local
Bodies.

At the roundtable – Sustainable tourism, synergies between public and private:
which tools for governance?, moderated by Ottavio Traverso, attended by: Luca
Natale (Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre); Alessandra Vignolo (Golf Filanda
Albisola), Enrico Cancila (Ervet Emilia Romagna); Luigi Mundula (Ambiente Italia);
Raffaella Bruzzone (Bruxelles office of the Chambers of Commerce of Liguria );
Arnaldo Monteverde (Councillor for Tourism for the Province of Genoa), Vittoria
Rotini Treccani (Assoturimo Liguria), Anna Di Lauro (ARPAL).
Talks held showed that collaboration between public and private is a fundamental
condition to reach objectives for environmentally friendly development of tourism.
It is also necessary to find ways for stable cooperation between public bodies that
operate in the region and favour the development of partnerships between private
parties.

The roundtable was followed by a talk held by Mr. Josè Diaz del Castillo (European
Commission, DG Environment, EMAS unit), who illustrated the process currently
underway to revise EMAS rules. The main focus of the revision is to make EMAS
more visible and promote it to small and medium sized enterprises that have not
yet taken advantage of the benefits and opportunities offered. There is also a
need to simplify procedures without lowering quality standards.

Talks were held in the afternoon on European financing. The new Life programme
was illustrated by Mr. Marco Venanzi (Ministry of the Environment) and then some
Structure Funds planned for 2007-2013 were illustrated by Mr. Domenico Oteri
(Regione Liguria) and Ms. Daniela Minetti (Regione Liguria).




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