Kavala, Greece, March 2, 2015 – The EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project will hold a special partners’ meeting in Greece to develop a new toolkit of alternative legal-institutional instruments to improve the implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) principles.
The partners’ meeting, hosted by the Municipality of Kavala, will take place March 10–13, 2015.
The Mare Nostrum Project has identified major gaps in the implementation of the Barcelona Protocol on the ICZM treaty, which has been formally adopted by most of the Mediterranean Basin countries.
Mare Nostrum’s newly developed toolkit is based on detailed analysis of local case studies conducted in several Mediterranean countries.
“By analyzing specific case studies on the local-municipal levels, Mare Nostrum will be able to propose a set of legal-regulatory and institutional tools which can help local or national governments to improve the implementation of ICZM goals,” said Mare Nostrum project initiator and coordinator Prof. Rachelle Alterman of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
“Instead of looking for generalized ‘best practice,’ which may not be transferable to specific local contexts, Mare Nostrum’s toolkit will propose a set of alternative instruments. The various government or citizen-group users may find it relevant to their own contexts to help address their specific problems in implementation of specific aspects of ICZM.”