Project overview

COASTING is a capitalisation project implemented over the M3 module (Capitalising). The M3 module aims at achieving the following objectives:

Specific Objectives

  1. Collect and exchange knowledge and good practices (Wikisource) in order to improve the multilevel governance tool (Coast Contract) focusing it more deeply on tourism sustainability and valorisation.
  2. Mainstreaming the improved Coast Contract tool (for coastal integrated management and sustainable tourism) in the MED area.
  3. Formalising institutional cooperation and understanding on coastal integrated governance and tourism sustainability.

Capitalization activities (WP3)

3.1 Definition of a common methodology

3.2 Good practices collection. MED Coast Observatory

3.3 Definition of a common methodology for integrated governance of sustainable coastal tourism

3.4 Tailored event – roadshow in each region

3.5 Technical event in coordination with the Horizontal Project

3.6 Coast contract for sustainable tourism

3.7 MoU on Coastal Governance for sustainable tourism

3.8 Coastal Governance networking

Expected results

  • Shared approach for sustainable and responsible coastal tourism governance set-up at Mediterranean scale.
  • Improved coordination and effectiveness of regional policies for coastal integrated management and sustainable tourism governance: Increasing the coordination and coherence of existing planning and management national/regional/local instruments dealing with coastal areas governance and sustainable tourism development, through the introduction of a multilevel governance tool, such as Coast Contract and Contrat de Baie, leads to: (i). more effective management of coastal areas avoiding conflicts, overlapping or duplication of policies/interventions; (ii). definition of common strategies for developing sustainable actions related to the tourism sector and coherently with the other main territorial strategies; (iii). more integrated vision of coastal area management, coordinating environmental protection and tourism development. This coherent and integrated approach will increase the sustainability of the tourism in the MED area reducing environmental pressures and protecting its natural and cultural assets while enhancing Europe’s tourism competitiveness.
  • Stronger active involvement of local stakeholders engaged in sustainable tourism governance: COASTING engages multiple stakeholders (policy makers at local and regional level, environmental and tourism agency, organisations, enterprise and general public), which will be active actors of the territorial governance based on cooperation, integration of sectors and horizontal and vertical subsidiarity.