MED Programme

COASTGAP Capitalisation Project
COASTGAP: Coastal Governance and Adaptation Policies in the Mediterranean 

Priority-Objective 2-4
Axe 2: Protection of the environment and promotion of a sustainable territorial development
Objective 2.4: Prevention and fight against natural risk

Brief description of the project

The Mediterranean coastal zones are among the most threatened by Climate Change effects, also considering their environmental and infrastructural value and concomitant strains like erosion, salt water intrusion, littoralization, etc.. The project COASTGAP was born after more than 10 years of shared experiences in this field, among many Mediterranean coastal Administrations and Institutions, which established the cluster FACECOAST ( in 2011. COASTGAP aims to capitalize 12 best practices from 9 projects of the cluster (from MED and other programmes), to produce governance and adaptation policies aimed to reduce risk along coastal zones and foster their sustainable development. In order to provide an operational and coherent strategy for the 2014-2020 financial period, supported by multi-level agreements among coastal Administrations, COASTGAP aims to design, characterize and prepare to launch the Joint Action Plan on Adaptations to Climate Changes in MED Basin.

1. Regione Lazio – Direzione Infrastrutture, Ambiente e Politiche Abitative
2. Regione Emilia-Romagna – Direzione Generale Ambiente e Difesa del Suolo e della Costa, Area Difesa della Costa
3. Department of Hérault
4. Region of East Macedonia and Thrace (REMTH)
5. Decentralized Administration of Crete
6. Regione Toscana
7. Regione Liguria
8. Ministry of Communications & Works of Cyprus – Department of Public Works
9. Universidad Pablo de Olavide of Seville (UPO)
10. Port Institute of Studies and Cooperation of the Valencian Community (FEPORTS)
11. University Autonomous of Barcelona
12. Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risk, Environment, Mobility and Management (CEREMA)
13. Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel
14. Public Institution RERASD for Coordination & Development of Split-Dalmatia County
15. Dubrovnik Neretva County Regional Development Agency (DUNEA)

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1.360.000,00 €



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