Co-Evolve4BG starts its participatory approach to improve sustainable coast management


On 6th of October 2022, the first introductory training for the project partners and the teams that will bring the project closer to the stakeholders in each of the seven pilot areas of the Co-Evolve4BG project (Djerba, Tunisia; Circeo, Italy; Alexandroupoli and Samothraki, Greece; Murcia, Spain; Sousse, Tunisia; Batroun, Lebanon; Tyre, Lebanon) took place. 
International facilitators Clément Dupont and Frédéric Herpes presented and elaborated on the concepts of Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management, and issues related to key terrestrial, maritime and cultural values, as well as ecosystem services, anthropogenic impacts and trends and new activities related to the coastal zone. 
The partners in charge of the different pilot areas were asked about the characteristics of their pilot areas in order to raise different questions about the characteristics of these areas and the effects of man activities on them.
In the coming months, specific trainings for each pilot area will be carried out targeted at the partners and teams of the pilot areas. Finally, a workshop and a training for local stakeholders will be held in each of the 7 coastal areas of the project.