2017

16.11.2018

New MAP biennium on the way
New MAP biennium on the way
22.12.2017

At the 20th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties (COP20) to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean and its P...

Information meeting for the MedProgramme Climate add-on
Information meeting for the MedProgramme Climate add-on
15.12.2017

Back to back with the 2nd Consultation Meeting of the GEF MedProgramme, an Information meeting for the project “Enhancing regional climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean ma...

Second MedProgramme consultations in Rabat
Second MedProgramme consultations in Rabat
13.12.2017

The second Consultation Meeting for the GEF MedProgramme Child project 2.1: Mediterranean coastal zones: climate resilience, water security and habitat protection was held in Rabat...

National IMAPs for Coast and Hydrography
National IMAPs for Coast and Hydrography
11.12.2017

During a two-day meeting of the Sub-regional expert group on Coast and Hydrography of the EcAp Med II project, held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 6 – 7 December 2017, representatives from...

EcAp experts to meet in Zagreb
EcAp experts to meet in Zagreb
21.11.2017

A Sub-regional expert group meeting on Coast and Hydrography indicators will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, on 6 - 7 December 2017, as part of the EcAp MED II project. The Project ...

Co-Evolve has taken great strides!
Co-Evolve has taken great strides!
18.11.2017

Organised by the Valenciaport Foundation, the CO-EVOLVE 3rd Steering Committee meeting has taken place on 16 and 17 November 2017 and gathered all the involved partners. It was an ...

CoRE project final conference
CoRE project final conference
16.11.2017

On 15 November 2017, PAP/RAC, being an associate partner, participated in the final conference of the “CoRE” project organised at the “Splendid” hotel, Bećići, Montenegro.

“CoRE“ i...

What to expect for coastal zones from COP 23?
What to expect for coastal zones from COP 23?
10.11.2017

The 23rd annual conference of the Parties under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was launched on 6th November in Bonn, Germany (COP23). The same day, World Me...

Istanbul Environment City Award - Express your vote!
Istanbul Environment City Award - Express your vote!
07.11.2017

The Secretariat of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) - Barcelona Convention launched the Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award to be conferred to Mediterranean coastal cities....

PANACeA – Mediterranean biodiversity protection
PANACeA – Mediterranean biodiversity protection
31.10.2017

In the framework of the Interreg Med project PANACeA, small fisheries co-management models, scientific data sources and new methodologies for monitoring and management of coastal a...

MedOpen, from theory to practice
MedOpen, from theory to practice
29.10.2017

At the second Mediterranean Conference "Biodiv 2017" organized by the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity in the Gulf of Gabès (ASCOB-Syrtis), in collaboration with th...

A free online course by InforMEA - Enroll now!
A free online course by InforMEA - Enroll now!
25.10.2017

Registrations are open for a three hour self-paced course which explains how international environmental agreements and policies are made, by whom, and how they are complied with, ...

CAMP France … what's next?
CAMP France … what's next?
10.10.2017

The Villa Noailles overlooking the city of Hyéres, France, hosted the CAMP Var (France) final conference on 6 October 2017. The event brought together more than 80 actors involved ...

SimWestMed Regional meeting – Var Case study
SimWestMed Regional meeting – Var Case study
05.10.2017

The SimWestMed Regional meeting and the first output of the Var Case Study led by UN Environment/MAP and PAP/RAC took place at the Villa Noailles in Hyères, France, on 5 October 20...

Mediterranean Coast Day 2017 – A glowing success
Mediterranean Coast Day 2017 – A glowing success
27.09.2017

The regional celebration of the 2017 Mediterranean Coast Day, organised on September 25 in Tivat, Montenegro was a glowing success. The main event was attended by 150odd participan...

Adriatic-GEF Consultation Meeting
Adriatic-GEF Consultation Meeting
27.09.2017

The Consultation Meeting on the “Implementation of Ecosystem Approach in the Adriatic Sea through Marine Spatial Planning” Project (the so-called ADRIATIC-GEF Project) was held in ...

MAVA for the Mediterranean coastal wetlands
MAVA for the Mediterranean coastal wetlands
26.09.2017

After celebrating together the 2017 Mediterranean Coast Day in Ghar El Melah, on 26 September 2017, international partners of the Mediterranean wetland conservation project finance...

Coast Day in Tunisia and Algeria
Coast Day in Tunisia and Algeria
26.09.2017

In the framework of the Mediterranean wetland project of the MAVA Foundation, PAP/RAC supported the organisation of a local celebration of the Coast Day in Ghar El Melah, Tunisia, ...

ICZM Protocol ratified by Lebanon
ICZM Protocol ratified by Lebanon
25.09.2017

A good news has arrived from the Co-ordinating Unit of MAP: the Republic of Lebanon ratified the ICZM Protocol! The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of Spain, in its ca...

MedProgramme consultations back to back with Coast Day in Montenegro
MedProgramme consultations back to back with Coast Day in Montenegro
25.09.2017

Back-to-back with the Mediterranean Coast Day celebration in Tivat, Montenegro, on 26 September 2017, the GEF MedProgramme Child project 2.1: Mediterranean coastal zones: climate r...

ICZM in Iran
ICZM in Iran
22.09.2017

In the framework of the partnership between the Islamic Republic of Iran and France on ICZM, PAP/RAC joined a French delegation composed of representatives of the French Coastal Ag...

Barcelona Convention ready for CoP20
Barcelona Convention ready for CoP20
20.09.2017

The Meeting of the MAP Focal Points took place on 12-15 September 2017 in Athens, Greece. The objective was to review the draft decisions for the CoP20. Several topics were on the ...

Coast Day 2017 around the corner
Coast Day 2017 around the corner
14.09.2017

Once again the year has gone by quickly and another Coast Day is imminent. This event, celebrated annually since 2007, brings together all the countries of the Mediterranean to rai...

Launching of Co-Evolve platform
Launching of Co-Evolve platform
13.09.2017

Co-Evolve project is pleased to announce the launch of its new website which is accessible at https://co-evolve.interreg-med.eu/. Being functional, dynamic, modern and refined, the...

Launch of the MOCOMED platform
Launch of the MOCOMED platform
24.08.2017

The MOCOMED platform (a MOving COast in the MEDiterranean) is an online interface dedicated to the risks of coastal erosion and marine flooding. It aims to allow a better understan...

The first newsletter for the CO-EVOLVE project
The first newsletter for the CO-EVOLVE project
21.07.2017

Whether you want to learn more on the CO-EVOLVE project, or you are more generally someone who cares about sustainable development of maritime and coastal tourism, then the CO-EVOL...

Marine litter is a big deal, it may end up in your meal!
Marine litter is a big deal, it may end up in your meal!
20.07.2017

The International conference "Marine litter - challenges & solutions" was organised by Davor Skrlec, the Croatian representative to the European parliament, in Split, Croatia, on 1...

Towards the Regional Framework for ICZM
Towards the Regional Framework for ICZM
28.06.2017

At the Extraordinary Meeting of PAP/RAC NFPs that took place in Athens, Greece, on 28 and 29 June 2017, participants agreed on the draft document that will serve as a ToR, i.e. a g...

Var Land-sea forum III – from the Mediterranean to local
Var Land-sea forum III – from the Mediterranean to local
27.06.2017

Within the framework of the CAMP France project (PAC Var), PAP/RAC, in partnership with the French Coastal protection agency (Conservatoire du littoral), organized the third Land-s...

SimWestMed first Project Group and Steering Committee meeting in Malta
SimWestMed first Project Group and Steering Committee meeting in Malta
14.06.2017

The Working group of the SimWestMed project gathered in St. Julian’s, Malta, on 13 June 2017 to discuss Components and Sub-components of the project. Particular attention was paid ...

Blue economy for the Mediterranean
Blue economy for the Mediterranean
02.06.2017

In the framework of the project entitled “A Blue Economy for a healthy Mediterranean” funded by MAVA, the final project conference took place in Marseille, France, on 30 - 31 May 2...

IFOAM - Organics International session at PAP/RAC
IFOAM - Organics International session at PAP/RAC
22.05.2017

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) - Organics International launched its fifth European organic leadership course in Croatia with the kick-off at the...

Advocating for Blue economy
Advocating for Blue economy
21.05.2017

Two related events were in the focus of PAP/RAC last week - the European Maritime Day 2017 (EMD) and the Multi-Use for Sustainable Blue Growth (MUSES Project) Stakeholders Workshop...

Designing the MedProgramme
Designing the MedProgramme
21.05.2017

An informal kick-off meeting of the GEF newly approved concept for the Mediterranean Sea Programme (MedProgramme) on Enhancing Environmental Security was held in Athens, Greece, on...

Mr Larid left us too soon
Mr Larid left us too soon
20.05.2017

It is with great sadness that the PAP/RAC team learned today of the passing of its long-time collaborator and friend, Mr Mohamed Larid. Mr Larid was among the pioneers of ICZM in A...

MedOpen CVC Advanced concluded
MedOpen CVC Advanced concluded
12.05.2017

The MedOpen Advanced training session on climate variability and change (CVC) in the Mediterranean has been officially concluded. A number of 20 students coming from Morocco (15) a...

CO-EVOLVE met in Split
CO-EVOLVE met in Split
12.05.2017

On 10 and 11 May 2017, PAP/RAC hosted in its premises the 2nd Steering Committee meeting of the Co-Evolve project. The event that gathered 29 participants including representatives...

Don’t let plastics become part of the sea
Don’t let plastics become part of the sea
09.05.2017

May 7th 2017 was a sunny hot day in Athens. 9:15 in the morning UN Environment/MAP staff gather outside the metro station. Destination: Freattyda beach in Piraeus, Greece, to parti...

Towards “small sustainable islands”
Towards “small sustainable islands”
07.05.2017

On 5 - 6 May 2017, PAP/RAC joined the meeting on “small sustainable islands”. The meeting, which was organized in the island of Zlarin, Croatia, brought together the French actors ...

PAP/RAC NFPs meeting held in Split
PAP/RAC NFPs meeting held in Split
05.05.2017

On 3 and 4 May 2017, the PAP/RAC National Focal Points meeting was held in Split, Croatia, in the presence of representatives of 17 Contracting Parties, five invited experts, the U...

Progressing on EcAp's Science-Policy Interface
Progressing on EcAp's Science-Policy Interface
28.04.2017

 

PAP/RAC representatives attended the 5th workshop on the science-policy interface (SPI) strengthening organized by Plan Bleu, in Nice, France, on 27 and 28 April 2017.  In additi...

EcAp Med II workshop discussed Coast and Hydrography indicators
EcAp Med II workshop discussed Coast and Hydrography indicators
26.04.2017

 

On 24 and 25 April 2017, the second training workshop on Coast and Hydrography indicators was organized in Rome, Italy, in the framework of the EcAp Med II project. In addition t...

EUSAIR and PAP/RAC support each other
EUSAIR and PAP/RAC support each other
25.04.2017

On the occasion of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, the workshop on “The Present and the Future of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism“ took plac...

EMSEA Conference - Apply now!
EMSEA Conference - Apply now!
23.04.2017

The European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA), in collaboration with the Department of Geosciences, Faculty of Science, Malta, organizes the fifth EMSEA conference. The...

Getting ready for the Regional Framework
Getting ready for the Regional Framework
11.04.2017
A workshop to discuss the first draft of the Regional Framework for Integrated Coastal Zone Management was organised by PAP/RAC in Athens, Greece, on 5-6 April 2017. The Italian Mi...
INFODAYS IN CROATIA
INFODAYS IN CROATIA
10.04.2017
ITALY CROATIA CBC Programme 2014-2020 encourages cross-border co-operation among the territories of the two Countries overlooking the Adriatic Sea (25 Italian provinces and 8 Croat...
ICZM in North Africa
ICZM in North Africa
04.04.2017
On the occasion of the closing meeting of the project "Effective Integration of integrated coastal zone management in the countries of North Africa: Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia", ...
MEDOPEN CVC LAUNCHED IN FRENCH
MEDOPEN CVC LAUNCHED IN FRENCH
03.04.2017
Today, the MedOpen on-line Advanced training session on climate variability and change (CVC) has been launched in French. This four-week training is attended by 20 students, includ
Slovenia converted the coastal road to “green oasis”
Slovenia converted the coastal road to “green oasis”
23.03.2017
On 20 March 2017, after years of efforts by local municipalities, the road between the coastal towns of Izola and Koper in Slovenia was closed for traffic and converted to more sus...
PANACeA & BleuTourMed Kick-off meetings
PANACeA & BleuTourMed Kick-off meetings
17.03.2017
Two horizontal Interreg-Med projects, PANACeA & BleuTourMed, were launched back-to-back in Marseille, on 15 - 17 March 2017. The PANACeA is a regional initiative of streamlining ma...
CAMP Var Steering Committee meeting
CAMP Var Steering Committee meeting
14.03.2017
The meeting of the Steering Committee of the CAMP Var (CoPil) was organised at the Departmental Council of Var in Toulon on 13 March 2017. In addition to national project manager, ...
CORMON on Coast and Hydrography met in Madrid
CORMON on Coast and Hydrography met in Madrid
09.03.2017
On 3 March 2017, PAP/RAC, in collaboration with UN Environment MAP Secretariat, organized a meeting of the Ecosystem Approach Correspondence Group on Monitoring (CORMON) on Coast a...
Towards the ICZM network in the Maghreb
Towards the ICZM network in the Maghreb
06.03.2017
On 28 February and 1 March 2017, PAP/RAC, in collaboration with the WWF North Africa - Living Planet Tunisia, organised an exchange visit in Croatia for high level partners coming ...
SUPREME and SIMWESTMED projects launched
SUPREME and SIMWESTMED projects launched
28.02.2017
SUPREME and SIMWESTMED projects hold a joint conference entitled “Marine Spatial Planning in the Mediterranean, an occasion for Blue Growth” on 27 February 2017 in the premises of ...
What solutions for the Mediterranean?
What solutions for the Mediterranean?
24.02.2017
On 23 February 2017, Ms. Ségolène Royal, French Minister of the Environment, the Sea and Energy, in charge of international Relations on Climate, welcomed in Paris a large panel of...
Three Ministers of foreign affairs visited PAP/RAC
Three Ministers of foreign affairs visited PAP/RAC
13.02.2017

At the occasion of the Adriatic Trilateral Initiative, inaugurated in Split on 10 February 2017, PAP/RAC received a visit of a delegation headed by H.E. Mr. Davor Ivo Stier, Deputy...

CAMP Var (France) Bulletin #2 published!
CAMP Var (France) Bulletin #2 published!
09.02.2017
The bulletin provides you with all the news related to the project with a focus on its favourite themes, stories of actors, as well as the actual “land-sea“ information.

Good rea...

PAP/RAC mourns passing of our Ambassador for the Coast, Predrag Matvejević
PAP/RAC mourns passing of our Ambassador for the Coast, Predrag Matvejević
03.02.2017

Predrag Matvejević, writer, humanist, cosmopolite, polyglot and activist passed away yesterday in Zagreb, Croatia. He dedicated his life to fighting for peace, justice, human right...

Sustainable Development in focus in the Mediterranean
Sustainable Development in focus in the Mediterranean
02.02.2017
The Steering Committee of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) held its 18th meeting on 18 and 19 January 2017 in Athens, Greece. Participants to the meet...
UN Environment/MAP launches its new website
UN Environment/MAP launches its new website
02.02.2017
The UN environment/Mediterranean Action Plan – Secretariat to the Barcelona Convention (UN Environment/MAP) is delighted to officially announce the launch of its new website.

Wi...

Caring for our Coasts - Mediterranean and Italian Experiences
Caring for our Coasts - Mediterranean and Italian Experiences
20.01.2017
Under the main theme of "Caring for our Coasts - Mediterranean and Italian Experiences", the CAMP Italy held its final conference on Tuesday 17 January 2017 in Rome in the presence...
Mediterranean territories work together to improve sustainable coastal tourism
Mediterranean territories work together to improve sustainable coastal tourism
13.01.2017
Two PAP/RAC representatives attended the kick-off meeting of the INTERREG MED CO-EVOLVE project (Promoting the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems for the developm...