A Technical Meeting gathering Greek local stakeholders from two pilot areas (Alexandroupoli –Makri and Keramoti-Thassos) was organised in Komotini, Greece, on 9 February 2017.
The project's lead partner (Region of East Macedonia-Thrace) organised a Technical Meeting in Komotini, Greece, on 9 February 2017 with Greek local stakeholders from two pilot areas (Alexandroupoli –Makri and Keramoti-Thassos) to raise awareness on the project and discuss difficulties related to tourism.
The meeting gathered representatives from the municipalities of Nestos and Alexandroupoli, the managing body of Nestos Delta, the Port Authority of Alexandroupoli as well as people from the Region's services of Development Programming, Environment and Spatial Planning, Technical Works and Regional Development Fund. It started with a presentation of the project (milestones, objectives and general framework of the pilot activities) and was followed by a roundtable discussion with local stakeholders. Local stakeholders pointed out their current problems concerning tourism development, coastal environment protection and coastal erosion, and they presented information about the state of implementation of their local strategic planning on spatial planning, urban redevelopment and relevant infrastructure works.
During the discussion, many interesting issues came up about existing legal and organisational gaps that the Region could analyse and propose adequate innovative solutions for through the pilot areas selected in the framework of the project. These solutions would be transferable to all Greek touristic coastal areas.