tourism

Action plan to promote sustainable coastal tourism under debate in Djerba on March 2-3

February 28, 2023

(TAP)- The National Institute of Science and Technology of the Sea (French: INSTM) is organising next March 2-3 a workshop in Djerba in a bid to involve local communities in developing an action plan to promote sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in the island.

Climate change and erosion, transport and accessibility and the best pratices to secure sustainable tourism will be at the core of the action plan.

The workshop fits within Co-Evolve4BG, the Co-evolution of Coastal Human Activities and Mediterranean Natural Systems for Sustainable Tourism and Blue Growth in the Mediterranean project.

Co-Evolve4BG is coordinated by the INSTM and funded by the European Union as part of the IEV CTF programme, a European neighbourhood and cross-border cooperation instrument in the Mediterranean basin (2014-2020). It seeks to ensure the sustainable development of tourism on the basis of the integrated coastal zone management and the promotion of Blue Growth in Spain , Greece, Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia.

Launched in 2019, Co-Evolve4BG is part of a larger programme - Med Coast for Blue Growth (MC4BG) - involving 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Co-Evolve4BG project consortium brings together nine partners of Mediterranean countries, including the INSTM and the National Environment Protection Agency,

.In addition to the action plan for a sustainable tourism, the project provides for developing a guide to conduct a sustainability of tourism development analysis.

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