Integrated coastal zone management: EU project to present new policy tools during final conference

November 24, 2015
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 The MARE NOSTRUM project, funded by the EU within the framework of the CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin programme, will hold its closing conference in Valencia, Spain, on 24-26 November. On this occasion, policy tools developed by the project for improved coastline regulations and management will be presented to an international audience of decision makers, researchers and representatives of civil society.

Based on findings gleaned during the project, participants will analyze the implementation process of the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in the Mediterranean of the Barcelona Convention, explore potential for improvement, and revisit the protocol’s formulation thanks to inputs from the Greek, Israeli, Maltese, and Spanish partners of MARE NOSTRUM.
MARE NOSTRUM gathers 11 research institutes, municipalities, environmental NGOs from Malta, Greece, Israel, Jordan and Spain. The project intends to facilitate the institutional coordination between the various authorities at the national, regional and local levels in order to foster the implementation of the ‘Integrated Coastal Zone Management’ (ICZM) protocol. The project is coordinated by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology – and will eventually lead to a better protection of coastal areas.
The ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2007/2013 is a multilateral cross-border cooperation programme funded by the European Union under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. It aims at reinforcing cooperation between the EU and partner countries’ regions located along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. (EU Neighbourhood Info
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