Towards the End of the Studying Phase

A first set of important deliverables coming out of the studying phase (WP3) are due to be delivered by September 2017.

CO-EVOLVE's activities started in November 2016. They began with the Studying phase running from November 2016 to January 2018. Since the launch of the project, partners have been working on analysing principal threats to and enabling factors for the development of sustainable coastal tourism at Mediterranean scale and pilot areas scale. Pre-identified threats include climate change, morphological stability, littoralisation, urbanisation, pollution, conflicts of use, etc. and main enabling factors are coastal and ecosystems protection, water cycle and depuration, transport and accessibility, legislation and governance. Several reports have been drafted with the help of all partners. WP3 also includes the preparation of a study called “Building a common approach in tourism sustainability evaluation”, which is part of activity 3.16 (Tourism Sustainability at local scale through Sustainability Index - System implementation). It aims at defining and quantifying tourism sustainability in the Mediterranean. This study includes a “Synthetic Tourism Destination Typology” form that will be filled by project partners in September for each of the 149 NUTS III MED regions with the results of their Threat/Enabling Factor analyses. This activity will sum up information and provide a complete picture of tourism destination typologies at MED scale. Several final reports will be delivered in September this year. Results from the studying phase will be presented in a dedicated workshop in march 2018, paving the way for the testing phase.