#SloPresidencyEUSAIR organizing Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2020
14–25 September 2020
Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2020 takes place from 14 to 25 September 2020 in the coastal town of Izola and remotely (hybrid). During the week wil be orgarnized a series of events adressing the current challenges and future potentials of the Adriatic Sea and Coast. The main topics tackle the benefit of the people living in all European macro-regions.
The Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2020 is jointly organized by several ministries of the Republic of Slovenia, research institutions, academia, NGOs and other public institutions. It is a traditional event, organized in the last week of September, at the occasion of the Mediterranean Coast Day, celebrated on the 25th of September. The 25th of September was chosen as the Mediterranean Coast Day to honour Republic of Slovenia as the first country in the Mediterranean region which ratified the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in 2009. The ICZM Protocol is a unique legal instrument which allows the countries in the Mediterranean to better manage and protect their coastal zones in pursuit of sustainable development. In Slovenia, the celebration is widely known as the “Mediterranean Coast Week” and is inextricably linked to the regional cooperation under the three European macro-regional strategies implemented in the Slovenian territory, namely the Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine strategy.