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
%
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 takes part in “Sustainable Tourism Innovation” in the Mediterranean

Innovation and engaging all stakeholders are of utmost importance to change the tourism model into a more sustainable one.

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Co-Evolve4BG presents the methodology to identify impacts and opportunities for the pilot in Tunisia

An analysis will be conducted to identify threats (impacts) and enabling factors (opportunities) to help develop a sustainable coastal/marit…

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Co-Evolve4BG shows a clear collaboration between Tunisia and Italy on the Blue Economy in the Mediterranean

The conference "Towards the General States of the Blue Economy in the Mediterranean: a roadmap between Italy and Tunisia" took pla…

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Lebanon: AMWAJ of the Environment launches a call for tenders under Co-Evolve4BG project

AMWAJ of the Environment launches two different tenders to select external experts for Co-Evolve4BG project. Deadline: 20/09/2021

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Co-Evolve4BG's meeting to create synergies with Blue Italian Growth Technology Cluster

Lazio Region organized a meeting with Blue Italian Growth Technology Cluster to create synergies and promote sustainable tourism and Blue Economy at the Mediterranean level.

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CCo-Evolve4BG's meeting in Cartagena to identify key factors for sustainable tourism

The University of Murcia organized a bilateral meeting with the Port Authority of Cartagena to have their feedback to develop a more sustainable model of tourism.

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Co-Evolve4BG – Pollution has emerged as the priority problem in the maritime and coastal area in Lebanon

Preliminary results of the environmental effects of human activity brought about by the development of maritime and coastal tourism in Leban…

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Tunisia: Co-Evolve4BG identifies key factors for sustainable tourism development in Djerba

The National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies organised a workshop with local actors to identify threats and enabling factors for a sustainable coastal and mariti…

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Co-Evolve4BG promotes sustainable tourism and blue economy in Djerba, Tunisia

The National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies organised an info-day to the stakeholders of Co-Evolve4BG project in Djerba, Tunisia, where one of the project pilot…

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Co-Evolve4BG project opens a reflection on the mechanisms of long-term change in Littoralization and Urbanization at Mediterranean scale

A better knowledge of different Mediterranean countries scenarios opens up a key reflection on the intima…

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Co-Evolve4BG participates in the webinar “Marine Spatial Planning as a booster for Blue Economy"

The event allowed countries of the southern shore of Western Mediterranean region to exchange best practices and tools to contribute to the …

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Co-Evolve4BG and Med-EcoSuRe projects put synergies into action

The synergies include involving Co-Evolve4BG members in Med-EcoSuRe’s approach and the adoption by Med-EcoSuRe of the methodology of participatory approach of Co-Evolve4BG.

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Lebanon: Co-Evolve4BG partners continue efforts to address consequences of oil spill

One month after the oil spill disaster, the local community is still working to clean up the coastline and overcome the catastrophe in the Batroun area of Lebanon.

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Co-Evolve4BG introduces Maritime Spatial Planning to young professionals and graduates of the Mediterranean countries

Co-Evolve4BG promotes opportunities in marine and maritime careers by developing skills, exchanging knowledge and valorising research.

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Co-Evolve4BG project applies for the Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards 2021

Co-Evolve4BG has applied to the ”Designing, implementing and monitoring public policies” category.

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Co-Evolve4BG to unveil studies on maritime and coastal tourism in Lebanon during international environmental conference

Lebanese partners of Co-Evolve 4BG project at the 8th International Conference on Environmental Management, Engineering, Planning and Econom…

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Co-Evolve4BG online conference: "Conflicts and Synergies with different uses in Djerba Island, Tunisia"

Partners of Co-Evolve4BG took part in an online conference to discuss the preliminary results of the study in Djerba Island in Tunisia.

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Batroun in Lebanon, pilot area of Co-Evolve4BG, is also facing the worst marine ecological disaster after a recent oil leak

One of the worst oil spills in history for Lebanon has caused significant damages to marine and coastal wildlife in a second pilot area of C…

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Tunisia: call for tender under Co-Evolve4BG project

The deadline for submitting bid is 08 April 2021 at 12.00.

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Discover Co-Evolve4BG Pilot Area 7: Tyre Coast Nature Reserve, Lebanon

In the pilot area, an Action Plan will be developed to introduce specific measures to protect the valuable and sensitive ecosystems against hazardous accidents such as oil spi…

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Tyre Region in Lebanon, pilot area of Co-Evolve4BG, has suffered an oil spill washing up on shores

One of the worst oil spills in history for Lebanon has caused significant damages to marine and coastal wildlife.

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Discover Co-Evolve4BG Pilot Area 6: Batroun, Lebanon

The Pilot Area 6 Area of Batroun is located in the North Governorate of Lebanon, and it overlooks the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Co-Evolve4BG project attended the group of expert consulted by Union for the Mediterranean

Co-Evolve4BG contributes through its activities to the implementation of the Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Declaration on Sustainbale Blue Economy.

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Discover Co-Evolve4BG Pilot Area 5: Region of Murcia in Spain

Region of Murcia in Spain is the fifth Pilot Area. It is characterized by a great geomorphologic diversity with long sandy beaches, high cliffs and a coastal lagoon (Mar Menor).

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Discover Co-Evolve4BG Pilot Area 4: Alexandroupolis-Samothraki in Greece

Alexandroupolis-Samothraki in Greece is the fourth Pilot Area on the implementation of Co-Evolve4BG project. This pilot area aims to develop an Action Plan, based on the princ…

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Co-Evolve4BG takes stock of results in study phase during 3rd Steering Committee

On 20th January Lazio Region organised the 3rd Steering Committee of Co-Evolce4BG project. The virtual meeting was held at a relevant period of the project development in whic…

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Discover Co-Evolve4BG Pilot Area 3: Circeo National Park and UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve in Italy

Learn more about the area in Italy where the pilot interventions of the Co-Evolve4BG project for the sustainable development of touristic ac…

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Sustainable tourism in coastal areas: Co-Evolve4BG publishes second newsletter

Get the recap of Co-Evolve4BG news, events and milestones in the latest issue of our newsletter.

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Discover Co-Evolve4BG Pilot Area 2: Djerba in Tunisia

Djerba has an important touristic activity with high seasonality that impact in the use of tourist facilities and pressure on the ecological and sociocultural carrying capacity.

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Lebanon: two calls for tenders under Co-Evolve4BG project - UPDATED DEADLINE

The deadline for submitting applications is 14 January 2021 at 15h00.

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Co-Evolve4BG project attended the 1st SHAREMED Capitalisation Workshop

The workshop focused on "Designing the future system of observing systems to assess and address threats to the Mediterranean marine ecosystem - State-of-the-art, needs an…

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Tunisia: call for tenders underCo-Evolve4BG project

The deadline for submitting bids is 28 December 2020 at 12h00.

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Co-Evolve4BG: strengthening synergies during the 11th transnational seminar for Mediterranean & Black Sea Flags

On the 25th November, Co-Evolve4BG attended the 11th transnational seminar for Mediterranean & Black Sea Flags, organised by FARNET (fis…

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Discover Co-Evolve4BG Pilot Area 1: Sousse-Monastir in Tunisia

Learn more about the areas where the pilot interventions of the Co-Evolve4BG project for the sustainable development of touristic activities will take place.

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Sustainable tourism: Co-Evolve4BG info day in Batroun, Lebanon

The event gathered key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Ministry of Tourism, NGOs and tourism operators.

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Italy: Co-Evolve4BG to develop sustainable tourism in Circeo National Park

An infoday was held on 10th November to present the actions to be implemented in the pilot area of the Circeo National Park and UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve, Lazio region.

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Tunisia: call for tenders under Co-Evolve4BG project

The deadline for submitting bids is 16th November 2020 at 12h00 (Tunis time)

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Tunisia: call for tenders (tender N°02/2020) for Co-Evolve4BG project

The deadline for submitting bids is 11 November 2020 at 12h00 (Tunis time)

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Tunisia: call for tenders under Co-Evolve4BG project

The deadline for submitting bids is 10 November 2020 at 12h00 (Tunis time).

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Co-Evolve4BG and Med-EcoSuRe projects join forces

Co-Evolve4BG and Med-EcoSuRe projects ENI CBC Med projects have signed an agreement for sharing data and information and for the organization of joint events.

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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.