Co-Evolve4BG
Co-evolution of coastal human activities & Med natural systems for sustainable tourism & Blue Growth in the Mediterranean.

About the project

The growth of tourism in the Mediterranean, especially in coastal areas, and the effects of climate change will continue to affect landscapes, soil and coasts stability/erosion, put pressure on species and water resources, and increase waste and pollution discharges into the sea. In this context, the Co-Evolve4BG project aims at analyzing and promoting the co-evolution of human activities and natural eco-systems in touristic coastal areas, towards sustainable development of tourist activities based on the principles of Integrated Coast Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), promoting at the same time Blue Growth in the Mediterranean. The analysis and the demonstration actions foreseen by the project will enhance sustainable coastal and maritime tourism development fully exploiting the Blue Economy potential, promoting the creation of business and job opportunities in the field of ecosystem-oriented services, coastal and maritime tourism, coastal management and adaptation to climate change. Co-Evolve4BG will take advantage from the methodology of the CO-EVOLVE project that was funded by the Interreg MED Programme and extend its main actions towards the South & East Mediterranean through the integration of new pilot areas. Finally, Co-Evolve4BG is part of a wider project, “Med Coast for Blue Growth” labelled by the 43 Countries of the Union for the Mediterranean. 

Key information

Co-Evolve4BG
Co-evolution of coastal human activities & Med natural systems for sustainable tourism & Blue Growth in the Mediterranean.
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.4 Integrated coastal zone management
Tunisia, Italy, Greece, Spain, Lebanon

Financial data

2.9 million
Total budget
2.6 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

9
Partners
5
Countries
4
Technical outputs

Project duration

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What will be improved?

Key threats and enabling factors for the sustainable development of coastal and maritime tourism will be analysed at Mediterranean scale and in 7 pilot areas with different features, across 5 different countries, selected to produce widely applicable and transferable results. The analysis will be complemented by a set of indicators allowing responsible authorities to assess the level of sustainability of tourism in their area and engage in plans/pilot actions which mainstream the ICZM principles into public action. Thanks to Co-Evolve4BG, conflicts among tourism and other uses of coastal and maritime spaces will be tackled and conditions for more sustainable and responsible tourism in coastal areas will be set.

Who will benefit?

  • Coastal municipalities and regional authorities 
  • Ministries of environment, tourism and development
  • SMEs and tourism-related companies
  • Research institutions and universities 
     

Expected achievements

  • 1 integrated analysis of threats and enabling factors for sustainable tourism at Mediterranean level 
  • 1 toolkit containing indicators to analyse the level of sustainability of tourism 
  • 2 rounds of training addressed to partners and local actors involved in pilot actions
  • 7 pilot actions for developing sustainable tourism in the pilot areas
     
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Co-Evolve4BG infoday in Lebanon

The project aims to promote the sustainable development of human activities and natural systems in coastal tourist areas.

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Lebanon: Co-Evolve4BG project is looking for an External Auditor

AMWAJ of the Environment as part of Co-evolve4BG project (PP8), is looking for an External Auditor for auditing the project in Lebanon following the National Procedures of ENI…

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Lebanon: the Co-Evolve4BG project is looking for a Financial Auditor

The deadline for submitting applications is 26th of August 2020.

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Tunisia: Co-Evolve4BG project is looking for a consultant in architecture

As leader of the Co-Evolve4BG project, the 'Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer' (INSTM), located in Tunisia, is looking for a Consultant in arc…

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Co-Evolve4BG: training on the analysis of the sustainability of tourism in coastal areas

On 22nd of July 2020, the online training session on the Co-Evolve4BG toolkit was led by Harry Coccossis, Professor of the Department of Planning and Regional Development at t…

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Co-Evolve4BG: identification of the impacts and opportunities for a sustainable tourism

On 15th of July 2020, an online meeting was held to discuss how to analyse impacts (threats) and opportunities (enabling factors) for a sustainable tourism and multiple use of…

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Second steering committee of Co-Evolve4BG project

This meeting allowed to move forward in the analysis of the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems in the concerned tourist coastal areas facing climate change effects.

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INTSM is looking for a supplier of IT equipment for Co-Evolve4BG.

As leader of the Co-Evolve4BG project, the 'Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer' (INSTM), located in Tunisia, is looking for a supplier for the …

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Tunisia: INSTM is looking for a consultant in data analysis for Co-Evolve4BG project

As leader of the Co-Evolve4BG project, the 'Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer' (INSTM), located in Tunisia, is looking for a Consultant (ocean…

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Co-Evolve4BG: INTSM is looking for a project auditor

As leader of the Co-Evolve4BG project, the 'Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer' (INSTM), located in Tunisia, is selecting an external auditor.

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24 April 2020
Recruitment of an auditor for Co-Evolve4BG

As a partner of the Co-Evolve4BG project, the Lazio Region - Tourism Regional Agency, located in Italy, is recruiting an Auditor to realize the service of First Level Control.

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28 February 2020
Creating more synergies!

Co-Evolved4BG attended the Steering Committee meeting of the COMMON project that took place in Sousse, Tunisia on February 18, with the aim of developing a synergy between both of them. 

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20 February 2020
Co-Evolve4BG: job vacancy in Tunisia for an administrative assistant

The 'Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer' is looking for an assistant to support the administrative and financial management of the Co-Evolve4BG…

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30 January 2020
Tourism can be key part of new EU Green Deal: UN World Tourism Organization

The Green Deal pledges to make Europe the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050.

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04 December 2019
The Co-Evolve4BG project is on the move!

The Co-Evolve4BG project will promote the sustainable development of tourism activities in coastal areas.

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25 November 2019
Co-Evolve4BG builds synergies with MITOMED+

Co-Evolve4BG participated in the final seminar of the MITOMED+ project with the aim of reinforcing collaboration and synergies between the two initiatives.