MedSeaties (Inclusive governance for sustainable coastal metropoles in the Mediterranean area)

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Medseaties aims at strengthening local authorities and private operators’ power in the multilevel decision-making process related to integrated management of Mediterranean coastal cities.

All partner territories are metropolitan zones lacking coordination and integration in coastal zone management.

Project duration: 2013 – 2016

Co-funding project: IEVP CT Med


This project aims at launching a transnational participatory process involving 5 Mediterranean territories’ local authorities and other bodies operating in the integrated management of coastal cities (international operators, enterprises, universities and civil society operators) in order to identify, assess and recommend innovative governance systems and political tools meant for a better management of urban costal zones.

Here are the main results of the project:

  • Definition of a set of tools for costal zones governance;
  • Increased local and cross-border cooperation between the main operators, through networking and clusters setup
  • Local operators’ rallying in order to adopt a tailor-made governance process;
  • Strengthening of the powers of 5 urban authorities and 800 decision-makers;
  • Raised operators’ awareness (elected representatives, decision-makers, inhabitants, etc.) regarding the importance of managing urban costal zones;
  • Increase of actions related to managing urban costal zones implemented by local operators.

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Documents to download:

Lignes directrices de mise en oeuvre de la politique


Partners: AVITEM, City of Marseille, Urban community Toulon Provence Méditerranée, Al-Manar University of Tripoli (Lebanon), University of Jordan, Aqaba’s Special Zone Authority (AZESA, Jordanie), Urban community Al-Fayhaa (Lebanon), Pôle Mer Méditerranée (France), Liguria Cluster of Maritime Technologies (Italy), City of Thessaloniki (Greece), City of Genova (Italy), PNUD (Lebanon).