"Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week", will take place 18–28 September 2018 at Slovenian coast (manly in Izola and Koper).
The traditional event aims to raise awareness on the sea and coast and their natural resources and economic potential, as well as to expose the risks to which the sea and coast are exposed to due to natural phenomena and human actions. Organisers are promising numerous interesting activities. The event will bring together practitioners, experts and general public. Special attention will be given to the stakeholders’ views on the state of play and the future of sea and coastal management.
The Mediterranean countries are celebrating the "Mediterranean Coast Day" since its launch on the 25th of September 2007. The 25th of September was chosen as the "Mediterranean Coast Day" to honor Slovenia as the first country in the Mediterranean region which ratified the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in 2009. The ICZM Protocol is a unique legal instrument which allows the countries of the Mediterranean to better manage and protect their coastal zones in pursuit of sustainable development. Each year, one of the Mediterranean countries is the host of the "Mediterranean Coast Day" main celebration, while other countries organise their own events.
In Slovenia, the celebration is widely known as the “Mediterranean Coast Week” and is inextricably linked to the regional cooperation under the three European macro-regional strategies which are implemented in the Slovenian territory, namely the Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine strategy.
Further information about the event will be available on the dedicated website of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) in the next weeks www.adriatic-ionian.eu.
On the EUSAIR YouTube dedicated channel a short video reportage from the Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2017 activities is available.
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