In the framework of the Regional Euro-Mediterranean Programme for the Environment (SMAP) a series of national workshops "Environmental Policy Integration and SMAP III" are being organised in various Mediterranean countries by the APAT-Syke Consortium. PAP/RAC participated to the workshops in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and this week, in Algeria, and will also participate at the next one scheduled for the beginning of December in Syria. The Centre promotes the integrated coastal area management (ICAM) approach and in particular the process and details related to the preparation of the ICAM Protocol for the Mediterranean and the ICAM Strategy.
The main objectives of the workshops are to discuss the mechanisms through which sustainable development goals can be promoted effectively in different policy areas at national level; to encourage cross sectoral thinking and inter-sectoral collaboration, thereby supporting SMAP Correspondents’ efforts towards environmental policy integration; and to increase awareness of the SMAP III projects and programme to help in the definition and implementation of sustainable development policies at national level and in the coastal areas. The emphasis is put on the provision of environmental integration tools such as case studies and good practices for sound environmental management and the practical implementation of environmental regulations. Find a more detailed information at www.smaprms.net