• Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • 14:00 - 17:30
  • Memo
  • Workshop Area C1 Pav.

By Emilia Romagna Region

The EU's Blue Growth Strategy identifies the coastal and maritime tourism as a sector with particular potential to promote an intelligent, sustainable and inclusive Europe. For gross added value and employment, it is the biggest sector in the tourism industry, with still significant growth potential (2-3% by 2020, according to EU studies). Coastal regions of the Mediterranean, due to their extraordinary beauty, cultural richness and variety, represent one of the world's most important destinations, but also present important fragility factors (erosion, subsidence, marine entry risk, etc.) and a growing anthropic pressure (urbanization, exploitation of resources, pollution, etc.) to be tackled and governed in a logic of sustainability. With this information day, the Co-Evolve project (Interreg MED 2016-2019) aims to present and encourage a discussion on the main strategies and initiatives underway for the development of sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean.

Targeted audience: National and Regional Administrations of the Mediterranean, Universities and Research Bodies, Operators of the coastal and maritime tourism sectors.

Section chairs to be defined


14.00 – 17.30


Regional Minister Paola Gazzolo /Regional Minister Andrea Corsini


Coastal and maritime tourism in Mediterranean policies: the MED program and the WESTMED Maritime Strategy

Sophia Scarvelis, JS  Interreg MED Programme (tbc)

Vision and common approaches for sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean

Maria Luisa Mattivi, Tuscany Region, coordinator WP on coastal and maritime sustainable tourism -MED Governance project Axis 4 (tbc)

Promoting sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean – The “Thematic Community on Sustainable Tourism” by Interreg MED

Alyssa Clavreul, BleuTourMed,– PlanBleu (tbc)

Quality and innovation of tourist offer for the development of a coastal-maritime sustainable tourism in the Adriatic – Ionian macro-region: the role of EUSAIR

Alessandra Priante, EUSAIR Pillar 4 “Sustainable tourism” (tbc)

(Co-Evolve project): Fragility elements and enabling factors for the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems in coastal touristic areas, Mediterranean and local scale

Andrea Barbanti, ISMAR CNR

(Co-Evolve project): Sustainability indicators of coastal and maritime tourism

Harry Coccossis, University of Thessaly

Coastal and maritime tourism and blue growth: the role of BLUEMED Initiative

Margherita Cappelletto, Project manager CSA BLUEMED

(Co-Evolve project): Pilot Actions on the territories, example – 1 (tbd)

(Co-Evolve project): Pilot Actions on the territories, example – 2 (tbd)


Discussion and closure

Regional Minister Paola Gazzolo /Regional Minister Andrea Corsini


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