The 4th meeting of the Co-Evolve project Steering committee was organized by the Emilia-Romagna region on 6 March 2018 in Bologna, Italy. The event began with the presentation of one of the last documents of the work package (WP 3): the synthesis of the threats and enabling factors for the sustainable co-evolution of tourist areas in the Mediterranean. This document is the result of a joint work between ISMAR and PAP/RAC, and provides concrete guidance and recommendations to facilitate the work of the pilot area partners. The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss progress in these areas, including the participatory process, which is essential for the future implementation of the plans on the ground.
The following day, the first Co-Evolve training course was organized by PAP/RAC. This training was especially intended for the coordinators of the pilot zone teams, who had the opportunity to learn more about the concepts of ICZM, MSP and participatory processes. The planning methodology for sustainable coastal tourism developed by the University of Venice was presented in detail to enable partners to apply it in the WP 4 phase of the project. This training course laid the foundations for this new step, in which the lessons learned from the previous stages will be put into practice for a greater sustainability of tourism in the Mediterranean coastal areas.