Co-Evolve4BG showcases best practices for sustainable coastal/maritime tourism


The highly anticipated Transferability event took place on 17-18 July 2023, bringing together more than 50 participants including experts, stakeholders and project partners from the Mediterranean region. The event, organised by the Co-Evolve4BG project, aimed to promote sustainable practices in coastal and maritime tourism, while disseminating the main ideas and achievements of the project.

This transfer event resulted in the exchange of good practices, maximising impact through dissemination and collaboration with local stakeholders. Participants explored innovative approaches to sustainable tourism, working collaboratively to ensure a lasting positive impact on Mediterranean coastal communities. An important aspect of the Co-Evolve4BG approach is to empower stakeholders through participatory methods.

During the meeting, the participants discussed the following aspects:

  • Unveiling of the Project's Transferability Plan, ensuring the project's knowledge and outcomes are effectively applied in other regions,, thanks to the intervention of Irene Morell, JTS officer at  ENI CBC Programme.


  • The general toolkit of Co-Evolve4BG, which offers valuable resources for the development of sustainable tourism, was presented by Harry Coccossis, professor at the University of Thessaly as well as Khouloud Athimen, and Rihab Rebai, representatives of the Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer in Tunisia, coordinators of the project.


  • Each of the representatives of the pilot areas highlighted the achievements and results developed in each area to promote sustainable tourism practices.


  • In addition, how the transfer of the project is being carried out was explained thanks to the intervention of Christina Paraskevopoulou, external expert who is coordinating this task.


  • Thanks to  Adriana Salazar intervention, representative of Union for Mediterranean explained, how to create synergies on blue economy issues through the Mediterranean Blue Economy Platform was exposed.

The Transferability event provided a platform for valuable discussions and exchange of ideas, emphasizing the significance of collaborative efforts in building a sustainable future for the Mediterranean's coastal and maritime communities.