SCORE Side Event: Lessons learned from the Living Labs established to tackle Climate Change and Ocean Literacy


Friday 22 September
9.00 – 12.30






During this event, Living Labs tackling climate change and ocean literacy will share their experiences and discuss the challenges and successes of projects related to climate change, environment, and ocean literacy. Are you in a Living Lab that is working to tackle climate change and ocean literacy? Do you have an innovative project that has positively impacted your local community? If so, we invite you to submit your case study for selection for the SCORE event. This event will provide a platform for Living Labs to share their experiences and discuss the challenges and successes of projects related to climate change, environment, and ocean literacy.
We are looking for case studies that showcase successful projects that have improved their local communities and climate-related issues to be presented during the SCORE Event during OLLD. Several case studies will be presented, followed by panel discussions. Additionally, the top selected case studies will be invited to contribute to a policy brief to be shared with relevant stakeholders and decision-makers.
The case studies will focus on:
  • How Living Labs can contribute to the transition towards a more sustainable society;
  • How Living Labs can help to develop, test, and implement innovative solutions (or by applying digital platforms) to tackle climate change and ocean literacy by involving citizens and stakeholders in the co-creation process;
  • How Living Labs can contribute to the development of a new paradigm of innovation that is more human-centred, democratic, and sustainable.
This event is free of charge but seats are limited and registration is requiredregister here by September 5!

Here you can find the announcement flyer for further reference.

Here you can find more information about the call for the case studies and the submission.


09:00-10:30 Part 1

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome and Introduction (Salem Gharbia, ATU Sligo, CCLL Ireland)

09:10 – 09:20 Experiences from a 5-year long collaboration among marine scientists and small-scale fishers in the Cap de Creus Marine Protected Area (Janire Salazar, ICM-CSIC)

09:20 – 09:30 Measures for adaptation to climate change in Benidorm CCLL (David Carbonell Pastor, University of Alicante)

09:30 – 09:40 Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the European Blue Economy (Sebastian Aurelian Stefaniga, West University of Timisoara)

09:40 – 09:50 Empowering a Coastal Community in Portugal: Lessons Learned From Oeiras CCLL’s Journey in Climate Resilience and Ocean Literacy (Tânia Ranhel Marques, Município de Oeiras)

09:50 – 10:00 Sligo CCLL’s Policy Brief (Roisin Curran, Sligo Country Council)

10:00 – 10:30 Panel discussion: Living Lab experiences and Innovations to tackle climate change

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break & Networking session 

11:00 – 12:30 Part 2

11:00 – 11:10 Creation an open information hub to increase Gdańsk’s resilience to climate change caused by heavy rainfall events and sea-level rise (Katarzyna Barańczuk, University of Gdansk

11:10 – 11:20 A Coastal City Living Lab on the Black Sea Coast; Kızılırmak Delta, Samsun, Turkey (Neslihan Beden, Samsun University)

11:20 – 11:30 Engaging small coastal communities as living labs to co-create solutions for complex challenges (Kristian Kristiansen, Traena municipality)

11:30 – 11:40 Oarsoaldea CCLL (Basque Country) (Xabier Sesma Korta, Oarsoaldea Garapen Agentzia)

11:40 – 11:50 Citizen engagement and networks: a step forward a climate resilient society in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain (Mar Riera Spiegelhalder, ENT | Environment and Management)

11:50 – 12:20 Panel discussion: Stakeholder engagement and Social initiatives

12:20 – 12:30 Closing remarks