Who we are

Liste Partenaires

CO-EVOLVE consists of a balanced consortium and working team, both in terms of geographical coverage and type of entity. It gathers 12 institutional, operational and scientific partners from 5 EU countries, plus an international partner (UNEP/MAP PAP/RAC), a network of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR-IMC) and 6 Associated Partners. Partners are mixed within Studying (M1) and Testing (M2) phases and according to the project’s objectives. The nature of the partnership will ensure the maximum impact of the project’s activities at all levels, in line with their skills, experience and institutional role.

Lead Partner - Region of East Macedonia and Thrace (REMTH)

Description of the entity

The Region of East Macedonia and Thrace (REMTH) is one of the 13 regions in Greece. It is located in the northeast edge of the country and it consists of 5 Regional Units: Kavala, Drama, Xanthi, Rodopi and Evros. It includes two islands Thasos and Samothrace and a long coastline. REMTH is a regional public authority involved in interregional, cross-border, transnational and sector programmes with the purpose of, on the one hand, utilising and showcasing its comparative advantages, and, on the other hand, gaining modern expertise and incorporating innovative methods into its administrative function. The implementation of such programmes is made possible with the support of the Regional Development Fund of East Macedonia and Thrace (RDF-REMTH).

Role in the project

REMTH is the Lead Partner of the Co-Evolve project responsible for the overall project implementation with regards to the programme management structures and manuals. It ensures the smooth coordination of the partnership in the frame of project outputs and assists the partnership for all administration processes. As lead partner ensures the expenses presented by project partners incurred for its implementation and correspond with the activities agreed between the project partners. It also delivers reports and other documentation to the authorities of the programme on behalf of the project as well as transfers the ERDF contributions to the project partners.

Contact

Paraskevi Chouridou

co-evolve@remove-this.pta-emth.gr

Websites

http://www.emtgreece.com/en 

http://www.pamth.gov.gr

PP3 - Emilia-Romagna Region

Description of the entity

Emilia-Romagna Region, together with the National Authorities, has territorial and institutional competence on environment management and on soil and coast protection, and it exerts this competence through the General Directorate for Territorial and Environmental Care. ERR has participated in 34 projects as Lead partner and in more than 100 projects as project partner. The DG has been involved in several EU projects on coastal issues, among these BEACHMED-e, COASTANCE, COASTGAP, MAREMED, and SHAPE are the most relevant.

Role in the project

The Emilia-Romagna Region is responsible for the coordination of WP4 (testing) for the preparation and the implementation of pilot actions. WP4 outputs will be elements for the transferability plans formulation envisaged in WP5. ERR is also involved in the WP2 Communication, WP3 Studying and WP5 Transferring.

Contact

Roberto Montanari

Website

http://regione.emilia-romagna.it/

PP6 - Po Delta Park Veneto Region

Description of the entity

To be developed

Role in the project

To be developed

Contact

Sara Bianchi

Website

http://www.parcodeltapo.org/index.php/en/

PP9 - Public Institution for Coordination and Development of Split Dalmatia County (RERA S.D.)

Description of the entity

To be developed

Role in the project

To be developed

Contact

Jelena Petrov

Website 

http://www.rera.hr/

PP1 - Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR)

Description of the entity

Created in Andalusia in 1990 and gathering around 40 Member Regions from 9 different EU member states and other countries (Albania, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Spain and Tunisia) the CPMR Intermediterranean Commission (IMC) was created to express the shared interests of Mediterranean Regions in important European negotiations. It focuses on the development of the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue and territorial cooperation, concentrating its efforts on Transport and Integrated Maritime Policy, Economic and Social Cohesion, Water and Energy.

Role in the project

As WP2 (Communication) leader, the IMC will mainly be in charge of coordinating communication activities, which include elaborating promotional materials (brochure, factsheets, newsletters, videos, etc.), feeding the MED web platform, identifying and collaborating with key stakeholders through SHERPA target audience mapping, and interacting with the MED thematic community 3.1 on Sustainable Tourism. The IMC will also monitor studying and testing activities (WP3 and WP4) to follow closely the results of the project and be able to translate them into a simple language. Being a network of over 40 Mediterranean regions and having a Task Force dedicated to Sustainable and Cultural Tourism, the IMC will finally play an important role in transferring activities.

Contact

Davide Strangis & Emmanuel Maniscalco

Website

http://cpmr.org/

PP4 - Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC)

Description of the entity

The Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC) has been established in Split in 1978 as a component of UNEP/MAP. Its mandate is to provide technical assistance to Mediterranean countries in the implementation of the Barcelona Convention, in particular of the Protocol on ICZM. The Centre is oriented towards carrying out the activities contributing to sustainable development of coastal zones and strengthening capacities for their implementation. It has a strong expertise also at the local level, coordinating CAMP projects. In those initiatives PAP/RAC leads institutional arrangements, public participation, networking, tools, trainings and e-learning.

Role in the project

PAP/RAC is the Lead Partner for the WP5 "Transferring". Its role is to coordinate this WP with the aim of preparing the Transferability plan in pilot areas and at the regional scale, as well as to prepare the Transferability plan at the Mediterranean scale. It is also involved in the WP2 "Communication" with the organisation of the Mediterranean Coast Day in September 2018 in Split. In the WP3 "Studying" it has the role of the Task Leader for the 3.12 Enabling factors at Mediterranean scale: Governance - legal, administrative and financial aspects, and for the 3.13 Synthesis of enabling factors for co-evolution at Mediterranean scale. In the WP4 "Testing" PAP/RAC has the task to organise two training courses to facilitate the implementation of the pilot actions.

Contact

Marko Prem

Website

http://www.pap-thecoastcentre.org/index.php?lang=en

PP7 - Dubrovnik Neretva Regional Development Agency (DUNEA)

Description of the entity

Dubrovnik Neretva Regional Development Agency DUNEA founded at the initiative of Dubrovnik-Neretva County with basic role to achieve sustainable development of the County as well to improve and coordinate existing development activities in accordance with the needs of the Region, national requirements and EU requirements. DUNEA currently employs 15 staff members specializing in project management, coordination of development strategies, the pool of human resources includes economy, tourism, coastal management, environment, agriculture, ICT, culture professionals, etc.

Role in the project

In the CO-EVOLVE project DUNEA represents and coordinates pilot area 7: Neretva River Delta. As a project partner DUNEA gives support to all WP leaders and activities of the project, through whole project duration ensures respecting of agreed deadlines and applies progress reports, also ensuring continuous communication and project dissemination. Main activity is part of WP4, Act. 4.9  IMPLEMENTATION OF INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR DUBROVNIK NERETVA RIVER DELTA/ PILOT AREA 7.

Contact

Iva Pozniak

Website

http://www.dunea.hr/en/

PP10 - Iuav University of Venice

Description of the entity

Iuav is a ‘themed’ University totally focusing on design. Its mission is teaching and research on: architecture, urban and regional planning, landscape, design, transports and mobility, conservation of cultural heritage, climate change. The Department of Design and Planning in Complex Environments’ main focus is on studying and examining questions related to the management of trasformations in urban, coastal and marine environments. The main research fields of the working group coordinated by Prof. Musco ad Dr. Gissi are urban planning and sustainability, climate change and adaptation/mitigation strategies, terrestrial and marine spatial planning, ecosystem based approach planning.

Role in the project

University Iuav of Venice is responsible of the analysis of the enabling factors for co-evolution at Mediterranean scale, with a special attention on transport and accessibility sectors. In addition, Iuav is responsible of the development of tourism driven strategic plans on pilot areas and the identification of strategic pilot actions adopting an ecosystem-based approach. 

Contact

Francesco Musco

Website

http://www.iuav.it/ENGLISH/

PP2 - University of Thessaly

Description of the entity

The University of Thessaly has been engaged in issues related to the environmental dimension of spatial planning, the relationship of environmental policy with city planning and spatial planning, planning for human and natural ecosystems generally and sustainable development and planning at the national, Mediterranean and European levels. It has also participated in many Greek and European research programs and has provided assistance through demonstration or consultancy work to many regions in Greece, Europe, and also in Mediterranean and developing countries. The activities of the Laboratory of Environment and Spatial Planning have particularly extended to the Mediterranean level having a long experience and practice at issues referring to the Mediterranean sea. The Unit’s current research focuses on maritime spatial planning, governance, territorial development and scenarios for the European macro-regions with an emphasis in the Mediterranean sea.   

Role in the project

The University of Thessaly is involved in a wide range of activities for the implementation of the project. In the frame of the studying phase, it will substantially contribute to the identification, analysis and classification of the main threats to co-evolution in touristic areas of the Mediterranean coast, by providing concrete state of the art reports that take into account future trends and natural and anthropogenic changes in the study area. Regarding project implementation (testing), UTH will contribute to the project by establishing a common methodological approach and elaborating on a conceptual model for assessing the level of sustainable development of tourism in the Mediterranean, built on existing research and in terms of the four dimensions of sustainability: environment, society, economy and governance. In this context, a multilevel indicators system (Tourism Sustainability Toolkit) will be developed in order to assess and compare sustainability of tourist destinations. Adaptation methods and strategies will be developed for each pilot area according to the different needs and characteristics identified during the ‘studying’ analyses.

Contact

Harry Coccossis

Website

http://www.uth.gr/en/

PP5 - Valenciaport Foundation

Description of the entity

The Valenciaport Foundation for Research, Promotion and Commercial Studies of the Valencian region (Fundación Valenciaport hereafter) has been conceived to further expand the reach of the logistics-ports community by serving as a research, training and cooperation centre of excellence. It manifests an initiative of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), in collaboration with various other associations, companies and institutions.

Role in the project

The Valenciaport Foundation is leader of the Pilot Area 4, focus on an ECO- cruise port/city tool to reduce environmental impacts from vessel calls and validating them at the city of Valencia and the surrounding areas and to develop a model to measure economic impact of cruise tourism in local destination. It will contribute to the following project’s activities: Threats to co-evolution - Mediterranean scale: land-sea uses and land-sea interaction Enabling factors for co-evolution - Mediterranean scale: Ecosystems protection; Transports and accessibility and Governance, Legal, Administrative and Financial.

Contact

Andrea Muñoz

Website

http://www.fundacion.valenciaport.com/?lang=en-US

PP8 - Department of Hérault

Description of the entity

The Department of Herault is a NUTS III authority involved in a lot of competencies: social, education, territory development (roads, harbours…), Tourism, agriculture, environment… Since more than 15 years, Department of Herault has participed in a lot of European projects in particulary concerning water and coasts protection (WaterCore, WaterLoss, Beachmed-e, Coastance, CoastGap…).

Role in the project

Department of Herault is responsible for:

1.        The realisation of the Task 3.10 / Component 3 : “Enabling factors for co-evolution – Mediteranean scale : Water supply and depuration”;

2.        The implementation of the Pilot actions on the Pilot area 5a and 5b, localized in Herault, under the coordination of the leader / component 4.

Department of Herault is also involved in the others Tasks and Components of Co-Evolve projects.

Contact

Philippe Carbonnel

Website

http://www.herault.fr/le-conseil-general/contact/conseil-general-de-l-herault

PP11 - National Research Council - Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR)

Description of the entity

ISMAR is the Institute of Marine Sciences of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), and the largest institution in Italy devoted to scientific development in ocean science.  ISMAR is national leader in marine research, and is currently focusing on the science to policy aspect (on Blue Growth, MSP, ICZM, Marine Strategy, etc.), such as offering scientific methods and results for better scientific evidence and support to policy makers.

Role in the project

In the CO-EVOLVE project, ISMAR is in charge of coordinating Work Package 3 on studying, guiding the analysis of the principal threats and enabling factors for a sustainable and ecosystem-based coastal tourism development at MED and Pilot Area scale, towards a strategic MED tourism sustainable planning. Moreover the Institute has an important role as Task Leader or contributor in other technical WPs (WP4 and WP5) and it dynamically participates in management and communication activities of WP1 and WP2.

Contact

Andrea Barbanti

Website

http://www.ismar.cnr.it/index_html-1?set_language=en&cl=en