The Coastal management plan for Kaštela was presented at the conference “Coastal management in the Adriatic Croatia”, which was held in Kaštel Lukšić on 22 October. This plan, prepared within the EU CO-Evolve project, and coordinated by the Split-Dalmatia County’s Development agency RERA, is the first of its kind prepared for a city. PAP/RAC had an advisory role in the development of the plan, which was prepared applying the same methodology as the one used for the preparation of the Coastal plan of the Šibenik-Knin County. However, since applied at the local level, it went into higher level of details than the regional plan. Both plans had a strong focus on adaptation to climate change in the coastal zone. Also, they recognized the crucial importance of the coordinating body for the area which could assist in the common challenge of the overlapping authorities; define the vulnerable zones, priority measures and actions. At the conference, the Department of Maritime Affairs and Tourism of the Split-Dalmatia County, announced launching of preparations for the Coastal Plan for this County.
Finally, two more Coastal plans in Croatia have been announced. One is to be prepared for the city of Vodice, priorty area of the Šibenik-Knin County in the framework of the EU Adriadapt project; while the County of Primorsko-Goranska has started preparations for the development of the Coastal Plan for their region next year. Therefore, 4 replications are currently on the way in Croatia, two of them financed from the EU funds, and two from the regional funding.