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COASTGAP – Coastal Governance and Adaptation Policies in the Mediterranean

Implementation Period:
Specific Funding Programme:

MED - Programme European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013


Overall Budget: €1.220.000,00

EU Contribution: € 923.000,00

About the Project:

COASTGAP capitalized 12 best practices from 9 projects (funded by the MED and other programmes) included in the Facecoast cluster, to underpin governance and adaptation policies aiming to reduce risk along coastal zones and foster their sustainable development. Based on the results of the capitalization and supported by multi-level agreements, COASTGAP produced the “Joint Action Plan on Med coasts Adaptation to Climate Change” (JAP) aiming to provide an operational and coherent strategy for the 2014-2020 financial period. The JAP identifies a number of initiatives (studies, researches, projects, communication actions, dissemination actions, clustering, etc.) encompassed into the general Macro-Project outlined by the Bologna Charter 2012; i.e. the European regions Charter for the promotion of a common framework for strategic actions aimed at the protection and sustainable development of the Mediterranean coastal areas. A number of JAP initiatives are directly or indirectly related to MSP.

This image shows the 12 best practices that COASTGAP capitalised


This image shows the 12 best practices that COASTGAP capitalised

Project partners

  • Lazio Region (IT) – Lead partner;
  • Emilia-Romagna Region (IT);
  • Department of Hérault (FR);
  • Region of East Macedonia and Thrace (GR);
  • Decentralized Administration of Crete (GR);
  • Tuscany Region (IT);
  • Liguria Region (IT);
  • Ministry of Communications and Works of Cyprus, Department of Public Works (CY);
  • CEREMA - Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risk, Environment, Mobility and Management (FR);
  • University Pablo de Olavide of Seville (ES);
  • Port Institute of Studies and Cooperation of the Valencian Community (ES);
  • University Autonomous of Barcelona (ES);
  • Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel (DE);
  • Regional Development Agency of Split-Dalmatia County (HRV);
  • Dubrovnik Neretva County Regional Development Agency (HRV).