ENSERES
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ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas

About the project

The cumulative impacts of overexploitation, population, governance and climate change exerted pressures on Mediterranean coastal and marine areas are leading to undermine biodiversity, ecosystem integrity and threatening the Mediterranean lifestyle. To ensure sustainability, and at the same time, increased blue economy plans demands to protect vulnerable areas and the local economy, the use of ecosystem-based management (EBM) approaches is becoming crucial to address such impacts based on strengthening social and ecological resilience. The heart of the solution would be to set transformative governance mechanisms, building capacities, ensuring sustainable financial and community engagement for bringing improvements to people’s lives and nature. To deal with these global challenges and support the implementation of transformative changes in the Mediterranean region, ENSERES capitalizes on existing transferable models and tools to promote the application of integrated governance and management approaches across administrative boundaries, and sustainable financing instruments across scales and users.

Key information

ENSERES
ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.4 Integrated coastal zone management
Spain, France, Lebanon, Tunisia, Italy

Financial data

1 million
Total budget
0.9 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

7
Partners
5
Countries
8
Technical outputs

Project duration

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Objective

To mainstream available EBM tools in ICZM processes for preserving coastal and marine ecosystems as sustainable livelihoods for coastal urban communities through integrated management of human activities

What will be improved?

The main positive effects expected in the mid- and long-term, include: improvement of biodiversity management and restoration; reconciling the urban with natural surroundings areas; reduction of pressures (pollution, tourism, climate change); recycling and reusing wastes; building awareness and trainings stakeholders. Furthermore, based on the multilevel cooperation, the existing ICZM processes, restoration approaches and natural resource management will be advanced and the capacities and collaboration among private and public stakeholders expected to be heightened. 

Who will benefit?

  • National and local public authorities (municipalities, etc.)
  • Marine Protected Areas (MPA) stakeholders
  • Civil society organizations and small-scale local companies 
  • National and sub-regional thematic MPA networks
  • EU & Mediterranean authorities & agencies
  • Environmental NGOs
     

Expected achievements

  • 9 sub-grants to involve local civil society organisations in the management and sustainable development in and around Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMIs)
  • 1 toolkit systematizing information from transferable tools, used at different sites and developed in previous and ongoing projects, focusing on the EBM and ICZM tools (including co-management and restoration)
  • 200 staff involved in up-scaling processes and transfer initiatives      
  • 1 Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Knowledge Platform expanded and enhanced to include information from Mediterranean Partner Countries 

Contribution to policy-making

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ENSERES offers new action funding opportunity in Tyre, Lebanon

A new opportunity to support sustainable tourism and tackling marine litter impacts has opened in Tyre, Lebanon thanks to the ENSERES project.

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A new model to deal with pollution: the Regional Ecological Observatory of the city of Sfax (ORES) uses the ENSERES subgrant to clean up the port

“Tackle marine pollution”, the project supported by ENSERES that calls all the good energies of Sfax in o…

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Hands-on workshop in Oristano brings ENSERES partners together for better wetland management

A key event for ENSERES: in Oristano, Italy, partners from Tyre and the Gulf of Gabes meet the Maristanis project and its integrated governance model for the coastal-marine ar…

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Ras al-Ain in Tyre to become a model of sustainable tourism thanks to ENSERES

Knowing, preserving and promoting of one of the most ancient sites of the Mediterranean basin: ACE, the Association for the Community and the Environment, starts off its proje…

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In Lebanon ENSERES supports the Lebanese Committee for the Safeguard of Tyre and its project focused on the young generations

Making new the ancient Tyre: in Lebanon ENSERES subgrant helps the community to raise awareness needed to…

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“Kneiss Shining” project: in the Tunisian Gulf of Gabes, ENSERES supports a bottom-up path to eco-tourism

"Kneiss Shining" is the project proposed by ACG (Association for the Continuity of Generations) which has been awarded one of the …

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ENSERES moves forward collaboration in Sfax to enhance coastal area protection

The workshop held on 16 September 2022 brought together almost 40 representatives of civil society organizations, municipality agents, research institutions and local actors i…

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A step forward for Tyre: ENSERES steers discussions on biodiversity conservation tools

Only together we can rebuild a balance between human needs and nature: the ENSERES visit is the occasion for the Tyre community in Lebanon to gather and draw a way towards a s…

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ENSERES actions in Sfax can be the beginning of a new harmony between environment and economy

One of the most beautiful and precious stretches of coast in the Mediterranean, where the balance between human activities and environment is unfortunately deteriorating, is a…

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Are you interested in connecting coastal cities and marine protected areas in the Mediterranean with ENSERES?

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ENSERES partner SPA RAC promotes active exchanges among important biodiversity areas in the Mediterranean

This UNEP MAP Regional Activity Centre is engaged in promoting the SPAMI twinning programme and the launch of a call for sub-grants to invol…

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Marine turtle conservation programme supported by ENSERES ends successfully in Zakynthos, Greece

Mediterranean Sea Turtle conservation training provides an opportunity to network among marine protected area managers from Greece, Croatia,…

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The SPAMI twinning programme supported by ENSERES finds new strength in Monaco

The EU ENI CBC MED project ENSERES has brought together Mediterranean institutions together with protected area managers to raise awareness and celebrate the specially protect…

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Join ENSERES partners to celebrate the importance of Mediterranean specially protected areas

SPAMI Day 2022, a month of interactions for the network of the Mediterranean Specially Protected Areas is promoted by ENSERES

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ENSERES call for sub-grants to involve Civil Society Organizations in the sustainable development of the Tyre Coast Nature Reserve

4 sub-grants worth each a maximum of €10,000 are available. Apply no later than 2nd of June 2022.

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MedPAN, a fundamental partner of ENSERES: with the network of Mediterranean MPA managers, it can rely on a solid background of knowledge and experience

Mediterranean networks of marine protected areas participating in ENSERES can assist connecting challenge…

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The environmental and cultural jewel of Lebanon in ENSERES: Tyre Coast Nature Reserve benefits from innovative management tools

The Tyre Reserve hosts environmental, historical and artistic assets of enormous value. The ENSERES proje…

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MedCities to upscale cities' capacity to use best practices and tools through ENSERES

MedCities leads the transfer, replication and upscaling activities planned in the ENSERES project. These activities focus on increasing the capacity of local and regional stak…

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A new vacancy is announced for the Sfax Municipality partner in ENSERES project

Would you like to support ENSERES endeavours and our partner in Tunisia? A new opportunity to collaborate is open!

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About University of Málaga, the Spanish analysis centre leading ENSERES

ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas is the motto of the ENSERES project coordinated by The European Topic Centre for Spatial Analysis and Synt…

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ENSERES: the MEDSEA Foundation will bring its experience in transferring new models of Integrated Coastal Zones Management

Thanks to its long experience in the Italian gulf of Oristano, the MEDSEA Foundation contributes to the ENSERES project by conveying to othe…

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ENSERES and MED4EBM to work together a more integrated coastal zone management

The first meeting between ENSERES and MED4EBM project partners has identified common grounds for collaboration in coastal areas in Tunis and Lebanon, where new tools and appro…

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Mediterranean coasts have a new project: ENSERES

The project has kicked off in Malaga bringing together international organizations engaged in research, environmental protection, and public authorities from five countries to start the work plan for the next 2…