The Adriatic Ionian Euroregion (AIE), as one of the associated partner of COM&CAP MarInA-Med, an horizontal pilot project promoted and co-financed by the Med Cooperation Programme 2007-2013, is pleased to share the Final Policy Paper concerning integrated maritime policies elaborated by the consortium partners (Government of Catalonia, Molise Region, CPMR, Arco Latino and AVITEM).

Such Policy Paper, produced as one of the main outputs of the project, presents recommendations gathered throughout the period of implementation of the 14 Med Maritime Projects “for an Integrated Approach in the Mediterranean” approved by the last call of proposals of the Med Programme (2007-2013).

The Policy Paper, already endorsed by the other networks, such as CPMR (Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions of Europe) addresses maritime issues in the Mediterranean in an integrated way, aiming to highlight the several challenges and/or opportunities concerning the socio-economic development of maritime activities in the basin, integrated coastal zone management and maritime spatial planning, environmental protection, and governance strategies for an enhanced cooperation in the area.

The COM&CAP action has addressed topics ranging from fisheries and aquaculture, blue energies, sustainable maritime transport and ports competitiveness, sustainable maritime and coastal tourism, as well as the environmental pressures exerted by these same drivers in the Mediterranean basin, therefore the outcomes capitalised and included in this paper aim at raising awareness to stakeholders participating in the development of these activities, whether they be policy-makers, research institutions, local and regional authorities, the private sector, or the like on the interrelation these activities have in the Mediterranean.

The policy paper will be brought to the attention of the AIE General Assembly at its next meeting in the hope and under the auspice of receiving its endorsement.

The Paper and its Annex are available at the following links:

>> COM&CAP MarInA-Med Final Policy Paper <<

>> Annex <<