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COASTGAP : Coastal Governance and Adaptation Policies in the Mediterranean


The Mediterranean coastal zones are among the most threatened by climate change and sea level rise effects, also considering their environmental and infrastructural value and concomitant strains like erosion, salt water intrusion, littoralization, etc.. The project COASTGAP was lunched 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 main objective are: (i) the capitalization of 12 best practices from 9 projects of the FACECOAST cluster (funded by MED and other programmes) and (ii) the elaboration of governance and adaptation policies aiming 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 designed and prepared the Joint Action Plan on Adaptations to Climate Changes in the Mediterranean Basin (JAP).

Project information

Lazio Region (IT)

Lazio Region (IT), Emilia-Romagna Region (IT), Department of Hérault (FR), Region of East Macedonia and Thrace (GR) Decentralised Administration of Crete (GR), Tuscany Region (IT), Liguria Region (IT), Ministry of Communications and Works of Cyprus (CY), CEREMA – Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risk, Environment, Mobility and Management (FR), University Pablo Olavide de Seville (ES), FEPORTS - Port Institute of Studies and Cooperation of the Valencia Community (ES), Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel (DE), RERASD - Regional Development Agency of Split Dalmatia County (HR), DUNES - Dubrovnik Neretva County Regional Development Agency (HR), Autonomous University of Barcelona (ES).

Source of funding
MED Programme

Reference information



Bologna Charter, Integrated Coastal Management, Mediterranean, action plan, capitalisation, coastal risks, policy document


07.2013 - 04.2015

Climate impacts

Sea Level Rise, Storms


Adaptation Measures and Actions


Coastal areas, Marine and Fisheries

Geographic characterization


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