Assessing sustainability and strengthening operational policy - is a 3-year project aiming to develop a universal tool to help deliver sustainability on Europe’s coasts. Developed with the involvement of 12 EU countries, this new tool will be based on easily measurable indicators and will be applicable to all 22 coastal states of the European Union. During this session, the results of the first two years of the project will be presented and discussed.

Sustainable development is a key EU strategy and is vital for the future prosperity for member states. This is of particular importance on the coast, where more than one third of Europe’s population live within 50km, exerting unique environmental, social and economic pressure. However, there is currently no way of measuring whether or not any particular coastal activity is leaning towards or away from sustainable development.

Afdeling Kust ANB Coastal & Marine IOC IODE FOD Marine Board - ESF Coördinatiepunt Provincie West-Vlaanderen Oostende VLIZ
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