Action D3. Assessment of the socio-economic impact of the project - Indicators system (2017)

Bithas Konstas, Dionysis Latinopoulos, Antonis Kolimenakis

The objective of this technical report is the initial design and development of an indicator system to enhance the assessment and the ongoing monitoring of the socio-economic benefits of LIFE 15/NAT/GR/000936 (LIFE Prespa Waterbirds) actions to the local community. In this context, a direct and an indirect consultation process was initially carried out with experts from the study area (Prespa National Park). This process has resulted in the main guidelines for assessing the socio-economic benefits. Then, based on: (a) these guidelines, (b) on the relevant literature and (c) on a set of criteria for indicator selection, an initial set (system) of 15 indicators were developed. These indicators were classified according to the ecosystem services from which the local society can receive either direct or indirect benefits. The selected indicators aim to cover a wide range of potential benefits and potential beneficiaries. Finally, specific datasheets were created to be used for the future measurement/evaluation of each selected indicator.

Μπίθας, Κ., Λατινόπουλος Δ., Κολημενάκης Α., 2017. Προτεινόμενο σύστημα δεικτών για την περιοχή των Πρεσπών από την εφαρμογή του προγράμματος LIFE Prespa Waterbirds - LIFE15 NAT/GR/000936. Αναφορά στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος « LIFE Prespa Waterbirds» (LIFE15 NAT/GR/000936). Ερευνητικό Πανεπιστημιακό Ινστιτούτο Αστικού Περιβάλλοντος και Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού, Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο. Εταιρία Προστασίας Πρεσπών.   

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