Governance preparatory actions

Preparatory Actions

An important part of the project's success depends on social participation throughout its different phases of implementation. In this sense, environmental governance plays a significant role, given the number of social agents involved and the opportunity to update regulations and draw up different management plans and protocols. The activities foreseen are the following:


  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan: basic document with activities designed for the different groups of key stakeholders (municipal managers, technical staff, farmers and stockbreeders, nursery owners, tourist and hotel groups, etc.). The aim is to prepare general Codes of Conduct to promote their commitment and recognition of their contribution to the project.
  • Preparation of collaboration agreements with public and private owners: the implementation of specific agreements will be promoted, with the objective of signing at least 3 agreements in each region with relevant public landowners (primarily municipalities) and private entities in the first 15 months of the project.
  • Creation of specific Working Groups (WG) in Gran Canaria and Crete: a Working Group will be created in each island during the first year of the project, which will represent the main participation forum for all the social agents contacted.
  • Implementation of participation networks (volunteers and citizen science): in Gran Canaria, the existing citizen science network RedEXOS will be promoted in the context of LIFE Phoenix to contribute to the early detection of IAS in the project areas. In Crete, a small network of volunteers will be established to channel their collaboration in different communication and participation actions.
  • Roadmap for the development and/or update of new regulations: basic preparatory document on the administrative process related to the update or development of regulatory measures in the Canary Islands (on the general conservation of Phoenix canariensis and on the specific pests R. ferrugineus and D. frumenti). It will be transferred to the Greek project partners in order to assess the possibility of applying a similar regulatory adaptation in Crete.

Action status

It reflects the percentage of work done since the beginning of the action.