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City of Venice

The City of Venice is the local administration responsible for the governance of the territory of island and mainland Venice; an area of 414 Km2. The territory ranges from seafront, fragile lagoon environment and historic island city to medium sized city areas of Mestre and Marghera on the mainland.

Sustainable development issues have always been high on City of Venice’s agenda due to the very particular location of the City, built in the fragile lagoon ecosystem on the edge of the Adriatic sea. The City has been involved in a number of projects and has the capacity to lead a project of this size and nature due to its European Policies department established in 2001 with extensive experience. The European Policies department has staff dedicated to the drawing up of proposals and management of sustainable development projects and works closely with other relevant departments, above all that of the Department of the Environment. It has good working relationships with other local actors working towards the conservation of environment.

The Environmental and Young Policies Department implements the City’s strategic issues in the environment protection sector. Through the Lagoon and Territory Observatory, the Environmental and Youth Department is committed to the implementation of directives “Habitats Directive” (92/43/EEC) and “Birds Directive” (2009/147/EC). The Department has gained broad experience in active management of the sites, pursuing objectives of conservation of habitats and species of Community interest. The City of Venice is also involved in the creation of the Park of the Northern Lagoon, a protected area aimed at the conservation of nature and biodiversity and the promotion of the socio-economic compatibility. The European Policies Service is in charge of City level project coordination and financial management.

Role in the project

City of Venice is responsible for the action E: “Public awareness and dissemination of results” and its sub actions: E1 Communication plan and website; E2 Publications for project dissemination and information boards; E3 Layman’s report; E4 Divulgation and dissemination; E5 Dissemination among lagoon institutions.


City of Venice

Cà Farsetti, San Marco 4136,
30124 Venezia



Marco Favaro
Local technical coordinator
+39 0412747975

Claudia Ferrari
Local senior expert
+39 0412747974

Francesca Meneghetti
Local expert
+39 0412747977

Anna Zarotti
Local senior project officer
+39 0412747834

Chiara Tenderini
Local senior project officer
+39 0412747830