CO-EVOLVE - Promoting the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems for the development of sustainable coastal and maritime tourism

CO-EVOLVE - Promoting the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems for the development of sustainable coastal and maritime tourism

Project Implementation Period: 
September 2016 - August 2019
Specific Funding Programme: 

Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020

Budget: 

Total project budget is about 3 million euros.

About the Project: 

CO-EVOLVE aims to analyse and promote the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems in touristic coastal areas in the Mediterranean, allowing for the sustainable development of touristic activities, based on the principles of Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Maritime Spatial Planning. CO-EVOLVE recognises that a key challenge for sustainable coastal and maritime tourism development is the strengthening of cooperation among regions and the joint development and transferring of approaches, tools, guidelines and best practices. It brings together an analysis at the Mediterranean scale of threats and enabling factors for sustainable tourism with local studies on seven representative Pilot Areas. The aim is to demonstrate through pilot actions the feasibility and effectiveness of an ICZM/MSP-based planning process. CO-EVOLVE is divided into two phases: (i) studying, which consists in analysing and defining the state of the art at Mediterranean and pilot area scale and (ii) testing, during which instruments, policies, strategies and joint plans already identified will be tested in order to set up solutions applicable to a wider set of users and territories.

CO-EVOLVE project lead beneficiary (orange point) and partners (blue points)

Project partners:

CO-EVOLVE involves the following partners:

  • Region of East Macedonia and Thrace (Greece) – Lead beneficiary;
  • Emilia Romagna region (Italy);
  • Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Centre - PAP/RAC (International, based in Croatia);
  • Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe - CRPM (International, based in France)
  • Department of Herault (France);
  • Universities of Thessaly (Greece);
  • University of Venice IUAV (Italy);
  • DUNEA - Dubrovnik Neretva Regional Development Agency (Croatia);
  • Veneto Region’s Po Delta Park (Italy);
  • Public Institution for Coordination and Development of Split Dalmatia County - (Croatia);
  • FEPORT - Port Institute for Studies and Cooperation of the Valencia Region (Spain);
  • Italian National Research Council – Institute of Marine Sciences (Italy).

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