2016

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Erasmus Mundus Master Course on MSP
Erasmus Mundus Master Course on MSP
15.12.2016
We are glad to announce the Call for application for the Erasmus Mundus Master Course on Maritime Spatial Planning (EMMCMSP), 2017/2019.

The two-year English-taught master cours...

EcAp for the Mediterranean
EcAp for the Mediterranean
12.12.2016
SPA/RAC is pleased to share with us its short film entitled "EcAp for the Mediterranean" developed in the framework of the EcAp-Med II Project. This animated film was screened for ...
Algeria ratifies the Prevention and Emergency Protocol of the Barcelona Convention
Algeria ratifies the Prevention and Emergency Protocol of the Barcelona Convention
02.12.2016
Algeria has ratified the "Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, in Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea" (Prevention a...
Regional meeting of the Mediterranean Basin Ecosystem Profile (CEPF)
Regional meeting of the Mediterranean Basin Ecosystem Profile (CEPF)
25.11.2016
The Mediterranean basin is one of the most remarkable biodiversity hotspots of the planet due to its great biological diversity and spectacular landscapes, where most of the pressu...
The Mediterranean at Climate Change COP 22: Time for Action!
The Mediterranean at Climate Change COP 22: Time for Action!
18.11.2016
In the framework of the Climate Change COP 22, held in Marrakesh, Morocco, the United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan – Secretariat to the Barcelona Conve...
PAP/RAC at COP22 in Marrakech
PAP/RAC at COP22 in Marrakech
12.11.2016
According to Ms. Hakima El Haite, Moroccan Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment, between 25,000 and 30,000 people are expected to take part in the 22nd Session of the Confere...
Area of Reghaia’s coastal plan classified as protected area
Area of Reghaia’s coastal plan classified as protected area
08.11.2016
In 2015, the activity on Reghaia’s coastal plan coordinated by PAP/RAC ended with the validation by the steering committee of the final document including 21 recommendations. One o
ICZM & MSP – a meter for Blue Economy
ICZM & MSP – a meter for Blue Economy
08.11.2016
The 2nd meeting of the Blue Economy Working Group took place in Brussels on 8 November 2016, under the Jordanian and European Commission Co-Presidency, in close collaboration with ...
First meeting of the County Committee for ICZM
First meeting of the County Committee for ICZM
03.11.2016

On 3 November, the first meeting of the recently established Committee for ICZM was held at the premises of the Šibenik-Knin County. The County Prefect expressed his satisfaction t...

ICZM brings NGOs together for the protection of coastal zones in North Africa
ICZM brings NGOs together for the protection of coastal zones in North Africa
31.10.2016
In the framework of the implementation of the CEPF funded project “Effective integration of the integrated coastal zone management approach in the coastal areas in North Africa, Al...
Towards monitoring of Mediterranean coastal zones
Towards monitoring of Mediterranean coastal zones
28.10.2016
On 26 and 27 October 2016, the first training workshop on indicators related to coast and hydrography was organized in Rabat, Morocco, in the framework of the EcAp Med II project. ...
Marko Prem, Ph.D
Marko Prem, Ph.D
22.10.2016
We are pleased to share with our friends and colleagues good news: Marko, our Deputy Director, has completed his doctorate studies with the University of Primorska, Slovenia. His d...
Slovenia’s steps towards MSP
Slovenia’s steps towards MSP
21.10.2016
Under the EU Directive on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Slovenia has the obligation to prepare the Marine Spatial Plan. This is also a requirement of the ICZM Protocol where the la...
The Mediterranean celebrates Coast Day “Blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean”
The Mediterranean celebrates Coast Day “Blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean”
28.09.2016
For the 10th consecutive year, the Mediterranean celebrated the Coast Day on 27 September this year in Barcelona under the theme ”A blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean”. It wa...
Coast Expo held in Ferrara, Italy
Coast Expo held in Ferrara, Italy
24.09.2016
A PAP/RAC representative participated at the Coast Expo in Ferrara, Italy, which took place on 21-23 September, in parallel with the RemTech Expo, and in the framework of the 2nd P...
Coast week events in Slovenia
Coast week events in Slovenia
24.09.2016
Under the umbrella of the EU regional macro-strategies for the Adriatic-Ionian region (EUSAIR) a workshop was organised on 23 September 2016 in the framework of the Coast Day/Week ...
MedOpen ICZM Advanced in French launched this morning
MedOpen ICZM Advanced in French launched this morning
19.09.2016
The Advanced training session on ICZM in French has started today. The session lasts 12 weeks and will be attended by 26 students, including six from Algeria, four from France, nin...
The Italian Ministry of Environment and UNEP/MAP sign a 4.5 million Euro Cooperation Agreement for the Protection of the Sea
The Italian Ministry of Environment and UNEP/MAP sign a 4.5 million Euro Cooperation Agreement for the Protection of the Sea
16.09.2016
The United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan – Secretariat to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols (UNEP / MAP) and the Italian Ministry of Environmen...
Wicked Problems, Dynamic Solutions: Enroll now!
Wicked Problems, Dynamic Solutions: Enroll now!
07.09.2016
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with Concordia University in Montreal, is offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “Wicked Problems, Dynamic Soluti...
Welcome to EU MSP new website!
Welcome to EU MSP new website!
01.09.2016
The new European MSP Platform website has been created! Acting as the central exchange forum, the Platform is an information and communication gateway designed to offer support to ...
MedOpen launched within the CAMP Italy
MedOpen launched within the CAMP Italy
24.08.2016
The first MedOpen ICZM Basic training in Italian has started in the frame of the CAMP Italy. The training has been organized as a part of the project’s horizontal activities includ...
Coast Day at the door
Coast Day at the door
22.07.2016
The summer is here again which means that the time has come to start preparing the Mediterranean Coast Day. This year it will be co-organised by PAP/RAC and SCP/RAC and celebrated ...
Italy ratifies the Prevention and Emergency Protocol of the Barcelona Convention
Italy ratifies the Prevention and Emergency Protocol of the Barcelona Convention
21.07.2016
Italy has ratified the "Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, In Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea" (Prevention and...
MedOpen ICZM Basic available in French
MedOpen ICZM Basic available in French
18.07.2016
Since today, the MedOpen ICZM Basic training in French is available here. The aim of the training is to assist Mediterranean countries in building capacities for coastal management...
MedOpen ICZM Advanced in French available in September! Apply now!
MedOpen ICZM Advanced in French available in September! Apply now!
05.07.2016
In order to respond to the great interest of target users, in particular those coming from the French speaking Mediterranean countries, PAP/RAC decided to organize the MedOpen ICZM...
Achieving sustainable development of small islands
Achieving sustainable development of small islands
04.07.2016
Since 2014, the Small Sustainable Islands Initiative, supported by the Conservatoire du littoral, seeks to foster interaction between stakeholders involved in the protection of sma...
Mr. Erik Solheim, UN Under-Secretary-General, new UNEP Executive Director
Mr. Erik Solheim, UN Under-Secretary-General, new UNEP Executive Director
28.06.2016
Nairobi, 27 June 2016 - Erik Solheim, a former Minister of Environment and International Development in Norway, began his tenure today as Executive Director of the UN Environment P...
Mediterranean experience at the MSP Worldwide Conference in Azores
Mediterranean experience at the MSP Worldwide Conference in Azores
25.06.2016
The 6th event of the Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) conference series took place on 23-24 June 2016, at the University of Azores in Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Organised by the Europ...
And the winner is … Ms. Tatiana Hema, from UNEP/MAP- Barcelona Convention
And the winner is … Ms. Tatiana Hema, from UNEP/MAP- Barcelona Convention
20.06.2016
UNEP announced on 13 June 2016 its BAOBAB award winners. Among those was Ms. Tatiana Hema MED POL programme officer of UNEP/MAP, who won the Environmental Service Award.

“I am ...

Montenegrin Council approved major national documents
Montenegrin Council approved major national documents
16.06.2016
The Montenegrin National Council for sustainable development, climate change and ICZM held on 15 June 2016 its 30th meeting at the presidential palace in Podgorica. The objectives ...
UNEP/MAP and EEA reconfirm their continuous collaboration towards a sustainable Mediterranean
UNEP/MAP and EEA reconfirm their continuous collaboration towards a sustainable Mediterranean
03.06.2016
The United Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and the European Environment Agency (EEA) agreed on a joint work plan for the period 2016-2021, to con...
Supporting climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean
Supporting climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean
31.05.2016
Searching for practical and operational solutions to support effective and successful adaptation was central to the workshop attended by more than 15 Mediterranean experts who met ...
A new report on Marine Litter Assessment in the Mediterranean
A new report on Marine Litter Assessment in the Mediterranean
28.05.2016
UNEP/MAP has launched its new updated Marine Litter Assessment in the Mediterranean on 26 May 2016, within the framework of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), held in ...
PAP/RAC’s contribution to building capacities for ICZM and MSP
PAP/RAC’s contribution to building capacities for ICZM and MSP
18.05.2016
A two-day workshop on “Blue Growth and Integrated Coastal Zone Management as Sustainable Development Generators” was organised on 16 and 17 May 2016 by the Faculty of Maritime Stud...
Coastal Plan for the Šibenik-Knin County – a desirable model for coastal regions
Coastal Plan for the Šibenik-Knin County – a desirable model for coastal regions
17.05.2016
Judging by the interest of various actors and stakeholders the Coastal Plan prepared for the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia has all the chances of becoming a role model for many ot...
1st EUSAIR Forum in Dubrovnik: An occasion to build synergies
1st EUSAIR Forum in Dubrovnik: An occasion to build synergies
14.05.2016
More than 600 participants attended the 1st Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR), jointly organised by the European Commission and the Government of...
Second edition of CV&C Advanced launched!
Second edition of CV&C Advanced launched!
09.05.2016
In order to respond to the great interest of target users who had applied for the MedOpen Climate variability and change (CV&C) Advanced training session in 2015, PAP/RAC decided t...
New GEF MedPartnership project website - beautiful, isn't it?
New GEF MedPartnership project website - beautiful, isn't it?
09.05.2016
A number of important outputs and results of the activities performed within the GEF-financed MedPartnership and ClimVar and ICZM projects prompted PAP/RAC to redesign its special ...
Coastal Plan for Šibenik-Knin County Adopted
Coastal Plan for Šibenik-Knin County Adopted
28.04.2016
On 27 April the County Council members adopted the ICZM Plan for the Šibenik-Knin County. Mr. Goran Pauk, President of the County, pointed out that the main reason behind the prepa...
Var “Land Sea Forum” – Towards the future of the coast and sea
Var “Land Sea Forum” – Towards the future of the coast and sea
05.04.2016
The first "Land Sea Forum” of the Var County was organised in the framework of the CAMP France (PAC Var) project on March 31, 2016 in Grimaud, France. The Forum was conceived as a ...
UNEP mourns passing of Former Executive Director, Mostafa Tolba
UNEP mourns passing of Former Executive Director, Mostafa Tolba
29.03.2016
Former Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Mostafa Tolba, has passed away at the age of 93. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director ...
CAMP Italy enters its final stage
CAMP Italy enters its final stage
21.03.2016
The Emilia Romagna region was the host of the Mid-Term Conference for the CAMP Italy project that took place at the Cappella Farnese in Bologna on 21 March 2016. Taking into accoun...
CIESM Congress members meet again
CIESM Congress members meet again
18.03.2016
On 12-16 September 2016, the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM) will be held in Kiel, Germany. Each year, the CIESM Congress is organizing one of the largest multi-disciplina...
MedOpen CVC boat ready to sail out again!
MedOpen CVC boat ready to sail out again!
14.03.2016
In order to respond to the great interest of target users who had applied for the MedOpen Climate variability and change (CVC) Advanced training session in 2015 held within the Med...
Land-Sea Forum of the Var County
Land-Sea Forum of the Var County
11.03.2016
The first Land-Sea Forum of the Var County (CAMP France), opened to coastal stakeholders, practitioners, decision makers and the civil society, will be held on 31 March 2016, and w...
CAMP Italy Project Mid-term Conference
CAMP Italy Project Mid-term Conference
10.03.2016
On 21 March the conference “Actions and Tools for Coastal Management” will take place in Bologna – Cappella Farnese (in Piazza Maggiore). Organized by the CAMP Italy Project along...
Paper Consumption was cut by 85% at the Barcelona Convention COP19
Paper Consumption was cut by 85% at the Barcelona Convention COP19
24.02.2016
The UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention Secretariat succeeded in cutting its paper consumption by 85% during the 19th ordinary meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convent...
COP19 side event on MSP
COP19 side event on MSP
17.02.2016
On 11 February 2016 PAP/RAC organised a side event on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) for the participants of the COP19. The event was motivated by the increasing use of the marine s...
Ministerial session – COP 19
Ministerial session – COP 19
12.02.2016
Athens, 11 February 2016 – During a high level event of the Barcelona Convention CoP 19 meeting, hosted by the Greek Government in Athens, Mediterranean ministers and parties c...
COP 19 started
COP 19 started
09.02.2016
The 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (COP 19) hosted by the Hellenic Government, has just been opened this morning of 9 February in Athe...
The 19th meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention to be held in Athens
The 19th meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention to be held in Athens
22.01.2016
The 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention hosted by the Hellenic Government, will be held in Athens from 9 to 12 February 2016, with the part...