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 opportunity to discuss the progress achieved so far, and particularly the activities of the studying phase (WP3). All the involved partners have provided their inputs, while PAP/RAC and the Institute for Marine Sciences (ISMAR) now have to synthesize them in a white book which will be largely distributed among the partners and other stakeholders from the Mediterranean.
The meeting was also an opportunity to present the next step to be taken – the testing phase (WP4), which will apply in practise the findings of the WP3 in order to create enabling conditions for the sustainable development of tourism in the coastal and marine zones. In the framework of the WP4, PAP/RAC will organize training courses in the pilot areas so to insure that tourism planning will be in line with the provisions of the ICZM Protocol and MSP principles.