Training seminar in Ostrava Functional Urban Area

Ostravice, 17 – 18. 7. 2018

On 17th and 18th of July took place in the Hotel Beltine, Ostravice, an intense seminar organized by LUMAT Czech partner MSDI .

The aim of the seminar was to introduce participants to the issues of FUA Identity, Land Use Conflicts, Ecosystem services and the InViTo tool as an aid for planning in the area. As part of the seminar were included several practical workshops on the above topics.

During the first day of the seminar, a series of lectures accompanied by a workshop to identify the areas of Land Use Conflicts in FUA Ostrava was completed and the training day was ended with outdoor workshop on ecosystem services in practice.

The second day was dedicated to the presentation of two IT Tools: Czech tool – interactive website for citizen involvement and InViTo tool. In the first part, the web was introduced as a tool for involving the general public in brownfields topic - participants were invited to try to insert a new brownfield through the entry form. The discussion followed. In the next section, the InViTo tool was presented as a planning tool in the territory. Then practical training took place, where participants tried to work with this tool in the selected territory with ready-made data layers.
The training seminar was attended by a total of 30 people from various institutions, such as the Local Public Authority, the Regional Public Authority, the Sectoral Agency, Higher Education and Research, the SME, the General Public, and representatives of the LUMAT partner organizations. We have got very positive feedback on the whole seminar.