English Coastal Challenge Summit

The Coastal Partnerships Network has organised a Coastal Challenge Summit with the aim to bring together a wide range of different organisations and networks working with coastal communities. This event will be held from 10am-4pm on 24th April 2018 at Europe House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU.

Why now?

Our coast and its communities face a range of complex challenges and opportunities. At a national level the current sectoral approach to the management, regeneration and promotion of our coasts is acting as a brake on the potential of coastal communities to thrive. In response to this, a variety of different groups and networks have formed, all with differences in focus but significant overlaps of interest.

England’s first Coastal Challenge Summit will bring together the experience, influence, enterprise and ambition of Coastal Partnerships, Coastal Community Teams, Local Enterprise Partnerships and other coastal stakeholders to network and innovate in a ‘Challenge’ style event.

English Coastal Challenge Summit Aims

  • To explore and build opportunities for collaboration
  • To address parallelism and duplication
  • To start the process of developing 21st Century policies and actions for our coastal communities, industries and assets

Who should attend?

This event is aimed primarily at participants actively involved in Coastal Partnerships, Coastal Community Teams and other coastal networks so those delegates will be given priority when booking.


With generous sponsorship from the Local Government Association Coastal Special Interest Group and the Coastal Communities Alliance places cost £20 each. There are a limited number of concessionary places available to those who may not have the budget.

Organiser and Sponsors

The event is organised by the Coastal Partnerships Network, the national body for Coastal Partnerships, which seeks to develop national approaches to common issues and to promote better integration of management on the coast. It is sponsored by the Local Government Association Coastal Special Interest Group and the Coastal Communities Alliance.


The Coastal Challenge registration form can be found here and a poster for the event can be found here.

For further details, please contact Coastal Partnerships Network at [email protected]