On January 20th and 21st, representatives of Mediterranean metropolitan areas met in Villa Valmer, Marseille, to held the kick-off meeting of the European Medseaties project.


Representatives of the six metropolitan Mediterranean areas of  Aqaba, Tripoli, Thessaloniki, Genoa, Marseilles and Toulon met in Marseille on 20th and 21st January 2013 for the launch of the European Medseaties program.

These cities share the aim of promoting economic and tourist activities than generate jobs on the coastal zones, while preserving these areas against the effects of human activities.

During the two years of the project, the main issues that the cities will be working on are the development of a common vision on coastal management and the exchange of best practices. Both the technical aspects and the governance of these coastal areas will be dealt with  under the leadership of AVItem (Agency sustainable cities and Mediterranean regions), based in Marseille.

This two-year program is part of the European Neighbourhood Policy and has a budget of € 1.8 million, 90% being co-financed by the ENPI CBC MED program of the European Union.

Fore more information about MedSeaties…


* MEDSEATIES is a Mediterranean transnational cooperation project aiming at the empowerment of Mediterranean local authorities and private stakeholders in the multi-level decision-making processes related to the environmental, economic and urban management of coastal cities. The project gathers 12 partners, local authorities, private sector clusters, international organizations and universities, from 6 mediterranean countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Greece, Italy and France.