• 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



Paolo Ferrecchi, General Director for Territorial and Environmental Care, Emilia-Romagna Region


Program 14.00 –17.30

14.00 Welcome and Introduction

Gian Luca Galletti, Minister of Environment and the Protection of the Territory and the Sea (tbc)

Andrea Gnassi, Mayor of Rimini

Paola Gazzolo, Regional Minister of Soil and Coast Protection, Civil Protection, Environmental and Mountain Policies, Emilia-Romagna Region

Andrea Corsini, Regional Minister for Tourism and Trade, Emilia-Romagna Region


14.30 Session I - strategies and initiatives on sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean

Enhancing a sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean: the role of the Interreg MED Program

Emilia-Romagna Region, National Contact Point of the Interreg MED Program in Italy

Overview on the key initiatives concerning Blue Economy and sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean and the participation of the Regions

Emmanuel Maniscalco, secretariat of the Intermediterranean Commission of the CPMR

Vision and common approaches for sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean

Maria Luisa Mattivi, Tuscany Region, Coordinator of WP on sustainable tourism, PANORAMED project

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, Coordinator EUSAIR Pillar 4 “Sustainable tourism

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

Mara Manente, CISET Unversity Cà Foscari Venice, Pivot of the National Platform Economy of BLUEMED

BlueIslands: addressing waste generation as an effect of tourism in Med islands

Francesco Lembo, ARC+ Project Manager, BLUEISLANDS Interreg MED Project


15.45 Session I – avanzamento del progetto CO-EVOLVE

Introduction to the CO-EVOLVE Project

Maria Hamitidou, Region of East Macedonia and Thrace, Lead partner of Co-Evolve

Fragility elements and enabling factors for the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems in coastal touristic areas

Andrea Barbanti, ISMAR-CNR, Coordinator WP3 Co-Evolve

Sustainability indicators of coastal and maritime tourism

Harry Coccossis - University of Thessaly

Co-Evolve pilot actions on the territories: pilot areas of Cattolica and Comacchio

Roberto Montanari, Emilia-Romagna Region, Coordinator WP4 Co-Evolve Pilot Actions Implementation

Co-Evolve Pilot actions on the territories: pilot areas of Makri-Alexandroupoli and Keramoti-Thassos Representative Region of East Macedonia and Thrace


17.00 Discussion/closing

Andrea Gnassi, Mayor of Rimini / Paola Gazzolo Regional Minister



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