Socio-economic benefits of coastal and marine protected spaces in the Mediterranean

Event date: 18 June 2015 - 18 June 2015

Venue: Villa Mediterrananee
City: Marseille
Country: France
Website: Socio-economic benefits of coastal and marine protected spaces in the Mediterranean



Description: This conference will bring together decision makers, economic stakeholders, protected areas managers, representatives of civil society and scientists from several countries around the Mediterranean. It will be held on Wednesday 24 June 2015 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille.

The conference will be preceded by a sea trip in the Calanques National Park on Tuesday 23 June in the morning.

The conference is organised by PACA Region, Avitem, MedPAN, LAMETA – Université de Montpellier 1, the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA), la Tour du Valat, Port-Cros National Park, The Calanques National Park, the Regional Natural Park of Camargue, MedWet, Plan Bleu, the Corsican Environment Office, the French Marine Protected Areas Agency, WWF, the City of Marseille, the Conservatoire du Littoral. With the financial support of the French GEF, the PACA Region, the MAVA Foundation and MedWet.

This two-day meeting will bring to light the socio-economic benefits of coastal and marine protected spaces (Marine Protected Areas and Wetlands in particular), to ensure that they are better integrated into public and private decision making for the sustainable development of territories. Testimonies, case studies, panel discussions, group discussions and exhibitions will highlight different knowledge, experiences, tools, perspectives and common challenges.

To participate in this conference, please make a request to Pierre Vignes at the MedPAN Secretariat:  pierre.vignes[AT], +33 4 91 58 09 62
You will find here the programme of the conference.