COASTAL EU PROJECT:
COLLABORATIVE LAND-SEA INTEGRATION PLATFORM
A unique multi-actor collaboration of coastal and rural business entrepreneurs, administrations, stakeholders and science experts to formulate and evaluate business solutions and policy recommendations aimed at improving the coastal-rural synergy to foster rural and coastal development while preserving the environment.
Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (No377782) , COASTAL is a project under which local knowledge and scientific expertise are combined in a co-creation process to improve coastal - rural interdependence and collaboration.
The project is organized around interacting Multi-Actor Labs (MAls) , combining tools and expertise for six case studies representing the major coastal regions in the EU territory.
By combining local knowledge and scientific expertise in a co-creation process the COASTAL project engages actors and stakeholders at all levels to improve coastal-rural interdependence and collaboration by identifying problems and setting up evidence-based business roadmaps and policy solutions, focusing on economic growth, marine spatial planning, and environmental protection, including inland water quality. COASTAL contributes to integrated coastal-rural planning and coastal-rural synergy in its MALs and the wider EU territory, and develops a durable, online platform for knowledge exchange about coastal-rural interactions with concrete examples and tools for supporting land-sea collaboration and sustainable development.
COASTAL is a unique collaboration of 29 partners from 8 EU Member States, representing coastal and rural business entrepreneurs, administrations, and scientific experts.
Georgia Destouni (PI on behalf of the Stockholm University and the leader of the Baltic Sea case study in Sweden)
Samaneh Seifollahi (Researcher for the Baltic Sea case study in Sweden)
Giorgos Maneas (Co-coordinator of the Eastern Mediterranean case study in Greece)