2022

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Horizon project ‘MSP4BIO’ reaches a new milestone
Horizon project ‘MSP4BIO’ reaches a new milestone
28.12.2022

The project MSP4BIO – ‘Improved Science-based Maritime Spatial Planning to Safeguard and Restore Biodiversity in a Coherent European MPA Network’ – has established the Community of...

The gender-sensitive climate risk assessment and coastal adaptation  solutions presented in Tangier
The gender-sensitive climate risk assessment and coastal adaptation solutions presented in Tangier
22.12.2022

PAP/RAC was happy to engage and to continue working with our  colleagues in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, this time on  gender-sensitive climate risk assessment and coasta...

Farewell dear Professor
Farewell dear Professor
19.12.2022

It was with great sadness that we have received the news of the passing of Prof. Allan T. Williams.

Influencing scientist, emeritus professor, member of numerous scientific comm...

MedOpen on MSP officially launched in the framework of the child project 2.1. of the MedProgramme
MedOpen on MSP officially launched in the framework of the child project 2.1. of the MedProgramme
15.12.2022

The MSP seminar was launched on November 15, 2022 by PAP/RAC during a virtual presentation. The event brought together around sixty participants, who heard about the training progr...

CAMP ISRAEL PROJECT AT COP 27 IN SHARM EL-SHEIKH
CAMP ISRAEL PROJECT AT COP 27 IN SHARM EL-SHEIKH
12.12.2022

The side-event 'Coastal cities at the forefront of climate change' was organised on the 17th of November, 2022 by Coastal Authorities Forum Israel and Tel Aviv University as part o...

Constitutive Session of the Marrakesh PAM Economic Parliamentary Forum
Constitutive Session of the Marrakesh PAM Economic Parliamentary Forum
09.12.2022

On 7-8 December 2022, in Marrakesh, Morocco, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) inaugurated the Constitutive Session of the Marrakesh PAM Economic Parliamentary ...

The second "Thursday CREATivE Talks" webinar raised awareness on the importance of coastal adaptation planning
The second "Thursday CREATivE Talks" webinar raised awareness on the importance of coastal adaptation planning
02.12.2022

The 2nd "Thursday CREATivE Talks" webinar, which was held on December 1, 2022 in the frame of the Interreg Italy-Croatia project - Climate RESponses for the AdriaTic rEgion (CREATE...

Tunisia has ratified the ICZM Protocol!
Tunisia has ratified the ICZM Protocol!
02.12.2022

On November 29, 2022, the President of the Republic of Tunisia, His Excellency Kaïs Saïed, ratified the ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean. Tunisia has therefore become the 12th M...

PAP/RAC at the 3rd International Conference on MSP
PAP/RAC at the 3rd International Conference on MSP
29.11.2022

The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission (DG MARE) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) jointly or...

Another “Creative Thursday” on its way
Another “Creative Thursday” on its way
29.11.2022

PAP/RAC is organizing the 2nd webinar of the Interreg CREATE project on the importance of adaptation planning for coastal areas, in relation to the impacts of climate change. The w...

Successful PAP/RAC's side event at COP27
Successful PAP/RAC's side event at COP27
12.11.2022

The conference room of the Mediterranean pavilion, the first-ever regional pavilion at the United Nations Climate Change Conferences, was packed on Saturday 12th November, when PAP...

The webinar on financing adaptation to climate change has launched the "Thursday CREATivE Talks" series
The webinar on financing adaptation to climate change has launched the "Thursday CREATivE Talks" series
10.11.2022

The webinar entitled "Possibilities of financing adaptation to climate change", which was held on November 10, 2022, has launched the "Thursday CREATivE Talks" webinar series, whic...

PAP/RAC at MedProgramme’s Annual Stocktaking Meeting: "Assess – Synergize – Move forward”
PAP/RAC at MedProgramme’s Annual Stocktaking Meeting: "Assess – Synergize – Move forward”
05.11.2022

The GEF-UNEP MedProgramme’s Annual Stocktaking Meeting (ASM), with the "Assess – Synergize – Move forward” slogan, was held on 2-3 November 2022 in Athens, Greece. The MedProgramme...

MedOpen courses used as support for several training courses in Algeria, including one for the interministerial committee for the implementation of SN GIZC
MedOpen courses used as support for several training courses in Algeria, including one for the interministerial committee for the implementation of SN GIZC
31.10.2022

Between the beginning of September and the end of October 2022, 4 training courses on ICZM and MSP were organized by the GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - Germa...

CREATE Governance workshop
CREATE Governance workshop
21.10.2022

Split-Dalmatia County organised a workshop on October 21st as a demonstration and contribution to the governance in its region, in the framework of the CREATE Interreg Italy-Croati...

CREATE the future we need – Kick off Conference
CREATE the future we need – Kick off Conference
20.10.2022

On October 20th a Kick off Conference of the EU Interreg Italy – Croatia project CREATE was held in Split, under the slogan „CREATE the future we need“. 

The event was organised...

First edition of the Sea-Level Rise Conference
First edition of the Sea-Level Rise Conference
19.10.2022

The first edition of the Sea-Level Rise Conference took place on October 17-18, at the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista of Venice, a centuries-old institution at the heart of...

CREATE cluster project announces the “CREATE the future we need!” conference
CREATE cluster project announces the “CREATE the future we need!” conference
13.10.2022

What does the latest scientific research say about climate change? What measures should we take to protect our coastal cities and population? Answers to these and many other questi...

Mediterranean Coast Day celebrated and Create announced at Lastovo!
Mediterranean Coast Day celebrated and Create announced at Lastovo!
06.10.2022

10th “Anatomy of Islands” symposium dedicated to climate change and environmental futures of islands was held from 26-28 September at Lastovo. Three days of presentations and discu...

Slovenia celebrates the Mediterranean Coast Week
Slovenia celebrates the Mediterranean Coast Week
06.10.2022

It has been a tradition now that Slovenia celebrates the Mediterranean Coast Day during the whole week. And it is not only for the promotion of integrated management of national co...

THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST DAY 2022 CELEBRATION IN MOROCCO
THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST DAY 2022 CELEBRATION IN MOROCCO
04.10.2022

Every year, the central event of the Mediterranean Coast Day is celebrated in one of the 21 Mediterranean countries, and this year, Morocco and its splendid town of Tangier were ch...

Diagnostic workshop of the regional coastal plan of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region
Diagnostic workshop of the regional coastal plan of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region
04.10.2022

The diagnostic workshop of the regional coastal plan (Schéma régional du littoral) of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region was successfully held on 29 and 30 September 2022. PAP/R...

Workshop on governance of coastal wetlands
Workshop on governance of coastal wetlands
30.09.2022

The on-line workshop on governance of coastal wetlands was organized by PAP/RAC in close collaboration with MedWet on 16 September 2022. The main objective was to present the resul...

Split Dalmatia County and "Pomorsko je Dobro" celebrating the Mediterranean Coast Day
Split Dalmatia County and "Pomorsko je Dobro" celebrating the Mediterranean Coast Day
23.09.2022

Split Dalmatia County joined the celebration of the Mediterranean Coast Day with an action called "Sea Patrol" in Kaštel Gomilica. The celebration included a workshop on ecology an...

The Coast Day celebration in Croatia launched by Split’s “Vladimir Nazor” High school
The Coast Day celebration in Croatia launched by Split’s “Vladimir Nazor” High school
22.09.2022

The first event of this year's Mediterranean Coast Day in Croatia has just been held at the PAP/RAC premises. High school students from “Vladimir Nazor“ visited us to hear about co...

Final conference of CAMP B&H and the Coast Day 2022
Final conference of CAMP B&H and the Coast Day 2022
15.09.2022

The coastal town of Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted the Final conference of the CAMP project and the celebration of the Coast Day on 13th September 2022.

These events come a...

Anatomy of island for the Mediterranean Coast Day
Anatomy of island for the Mediterranean Coast Day
15.09.2022

This year's 10th anniversary of the Anatomy of Islands symposium is joining the celebration of the Mediterranean Coast Day. On the marvellous Croatian island of Lastovo, participan...

PAP/RAC team lectures at the Syrian Virtual University
PAP/RAC team lectures at the Syrian Virtual University
01.09.2022

A series of lectures on ICZM and MSP started yesterday (31 August 2022) for the master’s students of the Syrian Virtual University (SVU). This cooperation between the PAP/RAC and t...

Join us in celebrating Mediterranean Coast Day - 25 September 2022
Join us in celebrating Mediterranean Coast Day - 25 September 2022
31.08.2022

Mediterranean Coast Day (25 September) is a regional annual observance introduced under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Protocol of the Barcelona Convention. PAP/RAC ...

Immediate implementation of the Restoration plan
Immediate implementation of the Restoration plan
09.08.2022

A meeting was convened with the main stakeholders of the Santa Marija Bay wetland on Comino island, Malta 1st and 2nd August 2022. The representatives of Environment and Resources ...

Call for expression of interest for Coast Day 2022 (Region of Tangier - Tetouan - Al Hoceima)
Call for expression of interest for Coast Day 2022 (Region of Tangier - Tetouan - Al Hoceima)
02.08.2022

As part of the organization of Coast Day 2022, PAP/RAC is calling for expressions of interest for NGOs in the Tangier - Tetouan - Al Hoceima region.

This year, the central event...

CREATE the coastal future of Adriatic communities
CREATE the coastal future of Adriatic communities
22.07.2022

PAP/RAC is a part of a new EU Interreg Italy-Croatia project „CREATE“.

CREATE is a cluster project - it aims to capitalise on outcomes, networking and activities provided by num...

Setting the ground for coastal adaptation planning along the Mediterranean
Setting the ground for coastal adaptation planning along the Mediterranean
15.07.2022

Within the framework of the MedProgramme CP 2.1 and SCCF projects, on July 13th and 14th, PAP/RAC brought together the expert team leaders of the preparation of coastal plans for B...

Boka Kotorska stakeholders in search for the adaptation measures
Boka Kotorska stakeholders in search for the adaptation measures
11.07.2022

On 4th and 5th July 2022, a second workshop on the development of the Coastal Management Plan for Boka Kotorska Bay was held in Kotor, Montenegro, with the support from our colleag...

PAP/RAC at the UN Ocean Conference 2022
PAP/RAC at the UN Ocean Conference 2022
05.07.2022

Scaling up Ocean Action Based on Science and Innovation for the Implementation of Goal 14: Stocktaking, Partnerships and Solutions

The second UN Ocean Conference, organised in...

MSP Worskpace Live
MSP Worskpace Live
22.06.2022

The new the Mediterranean Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Workspace is now live. https://msp.iczmplatform.org/

This new workspace is dedicated to giving planners and policy make...

PAP/RAC and Plan Bleu coordinating their activities
PAP/RAC and Plan Bleu coordinating their activities
21.06.2022

Representatives of PAP/RAC paid a visit to the new premises of Plan Bleu in order to coordinate their activities, in particular several activities within the GEF Medprogramme Child...

Coastal adaptation to climate change: how to work with nature
Coastal adaptation to climate change: how to work with nature
21.06.2022

From 15–17 June a workshop entitled „Coastal adaptation to climate change: how to work with nature“ was held in Marseille, France. The workshop was organized by the French Coastal ...

Initial expert meeting on the preparation of the Coastal Management Plan for the Boka Kotorska Bay, Montenegro
Initial expert meeting on the preparation of the Coastal Management Plan for the Boka Kotorska Bay, Montenegro
21.06.2022

The PAP/RAC delegation visited Kotor on 17 June 2022 in order to meet with the local experts included in the preparation of the Coastal Management Plan for Boka Kotorska Bay, which...

The Future of MSP in Europe
The Future of MSP in Europe
20.06.2022

DG MARE, with the support of MSP Assistance Mechanism, organised the MSP Stakeholder Conference - Planning for the future of Europe’s Marine Space. The conference was organised on ...

MSP Workspace presented to the European MSP Authorities
MSP Workspace presented to the European MSP Authorities
20.06.2022

The 22st Meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSEG – MSP) took place on 14th June 2022 in Brest (France). During the meeting, highlights from Mem...

The Sustainable Development Report (SDR) 2022 is out!
The Sustainable Development Report (SDR) 2022 is out!
07.06.2022

The Sustainable Development Report 2022, which provides the most up-to-date data to track and rank the performance of all UN members states on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ...

UNEP/MAP at the Festival of Mediterranean Citizens (Catania, Italy, 2-5 June 2022)
UNEP/MAP at the Festival of Mediterranean Citizens (Catania, Italy, 2-5 June 2022)
07.06.2022

The Director of INFO/RAC was one the speakers in the section on "Water in the Mediterranean: disputed and running out" held on 4 June 2002 in Catania, at the Palazzo della Cultura....

Turkey progresses on IMAP implementation
Turkey progresses on IMAP implementation
23.05.2022

A technical workshop on the implementation of IMAP has jointly been organised by PAP/RAC and INFO/RAC with the responsible IMAP users and colleagues dealing with monitoring of comm...

Preparation of the regional Coastal plan for the region Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima in Morocco
Preparation of the regional Coastal plan for the region Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima in Morocco
18.05.2022

On 17 May 2022, a PAP/RAC delegation visited the Moroccan partners at the Ministry of Energetic Transition and Sustainable Development. The reason for the visit was the preparation...

CAMP B&H entered its final stage
CAMP B&H entered its final stage
09.05.2022

The 3rd meeting of the Steering Committee for the CAMP B&H project took place in Sarajevo on 5 May 2022. The project is entering its final stage therefore the meeting had the objec...

Visit of the Slovenian delegation to PAP/RAC
Visit of the Slovenian delegation to PAP/RAC
12.04.2022

On 11 and 12 April 2022, PAP/RAC had the pleasure of welcoming to its premises the Focal Point of Slovenia, Mr. Mitja Bricelj, accompanied by three of his eminent colleagues from t...

GNRAC - Excellent knowledge sharing practice in Italy
GNRAC - Excellent knowledge sharing practice in Italy
25.03.2022

Sixteen years ago, the National Research Group for Coastal Environment issues (GNRAC) was founded with the objective to promote and disseminate studies on the status, conservation ...

Preparation of the coastal management plan for Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceima in Morocco
Preparation of the coastal management plan for Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceima in Morocco
17.03.2022

On March 13th 2022, PAP/RAC and Plan Blue held the inception meeting for the preparation of regional Coastal plan (Schéma régional du littoral) for the region Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoc...

Coastal settlements on the frontline of climate change
Coastal settlements on the frontline of climate change
11.03.2022

On 28th February, IPCC published its 2nd release of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on „Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability“. This report calls for our attention, more than any...

AdriAdapt knowledge platform on adaptation to climate change ready for use!
AdriAdapt knowledge platform on adaptation to climate change ready for use!
17.02.2022

PAP/RAC team gladly announces that the knowledge platform AdriAdapt has been completed and available at www.adriadapt.eu. The platform serves primarily as an inspiration for climat...

Happy World Wetlands Day!
Happy World Wetlands Day!
03.02.2022

At the occasion of the World Wetlands Day we have the pleasure to share with you two videos that have just been produced in the frame of the MAVA project in Buna River Protected La...

CAMP Bosnia and Herzegovina lounched its web page
CAMP Bosnia and Herzegovina lounched its web page
02.02.2022

The CAMP in Bosnia and Herzegovina has reached its advanced stage and it is in its full swing. Several outputs have already been prepared and the time has come to publish its web s...

An interesting educational video on beach management launched
An interesting educational video on beach management launched
28.01.2022

A very interesting educational video from the Interreg MAREGOT project on beach erosion monitoring and coastal management; coastal evolution; human impact on beaches; shore protect...