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With increasing demand for leisure opportunities, beach environments figure highly in the social valuation of coastal recreational amenities, the latter often seen as a safe recreational environment that is enjoyed by a wide spectrum of society. By definition, beach management “seeks to maintain or improve a beach as a recreational resource and a means of coast protection, while providing facilities that meet the needs and aspirations of those who use the beach” (Bird, 1996 p. 212.). In this context, the impact of sound beach management may be seen as an effective utilisation of an increasingly valuable (socio-economic and in places ecological) national resource.

It also leads to an encouragement of overseas tourism, an increase in quality for local recreational opportunities and an enhancement of nearby urban settlements. In practice, beach management may be seen to address socio-economic and environmental considerations as well as engineering aspects largely related to sediment dynamics. Beach rating procedures and award schemes used so far (e.g. Blue Flag) tend to either focus on single or few issues of concern to beach users or to ignore the nature of varying beach types and individual beach type requirements. In addition, most approaches tend to focus on the beach itself rather than the more holistic vision of a bathing area (including that area within walking distance and generally visible from the beach), and more often than not, stop short of integrating concerns into an effective beach management tool.

To overcome those shortcomings, PAP/RAC has launched a regional study to evaluate the state of beach management in the Mediterranean. The project is based on recent research that has resulted in the development of a Bathing Area Registration & Evaluation (BARE) technique that assesses beach quality in an objective manner and facilitates beach management through consideration of beach quality and/or shortfalls in a wide spectrum of beach types (resort, urban, village, rural and remote).

Report on the Mediterranean Coast Day, Tivat, Montenegro

2017, PAP/RAC

Report of the Meeting of the MAP Focal Points

2017, PAP/RAC

Compte rendu du Forum Terre-mer III (2017, CAR/PAP)

2017, CAR/PAP

REPORT of the Extraordinary Meeting of PAP/RAC National Focal Points

2017, PAP/RAC

Report of SIMWESTMED Steering Committee meeting

2017, PAP/RAC

Minutes of the 2nd steering committee meeting of the Co-Evolve project

2017, PAP/RAC

RAPPORT de la réunion des Points focaux nationaux (PFN) du CAR/PAP

2017, PAP/RAC

Rapport de l’atelier de présentation des résultats du projet "Intégration Effective d’une Approche GIZC dans les Pays de l’Afrique du Nord, Algér...

2017, PAP/RAC

Comité de Pilotage Compte-rendu de la réunion n°4 Conseil Départemental du Var, Toulon (2017, CAR/PAP)

2017, CAR/PAP

Final Report-CORMON-Coast and hydrography Madrid

2017, UNEP/MAP/PAP

Consultation Meeting on the Regional Framework for ICZM and the Conceptual Framework for MSP

2016, PAP/RAC

An Integrative Methodological Framework (IMF) for coastal, river basin and aquifer management. M. Scoullos (ed.). MedPartnership. Split, Croatia

2015, PAP/RAC

Report of the Meeting of PAP/RAC National Focal Points (NFPs)

2015, PAP/RAC

Final Integrated Report. Levante de Almeria: A laboratory to test Integrated Coastal Zone Management (2013, PAP/RAC)

2013, PAP/RAC

Report 1 st Meeting of the MAP Focal Points

2013, PAP/RAC

REPORT of Technical meeting with PAP/RAC NFPs back-to-back with the Mediterranean Coast Day celebration

2013, PAP/RAC

REPORT MEETING OF THE MAP FOCAL POINTS

2013, PAP/RAC

SHAPE STEERING COMMITTEE - PESCARA

2013, PAP/RAC

Minutes of the 5th Steering Committee Meeting (2012, PAP/RAC)

2012, Ana Correa Peña

GEF UNEP/MAP Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (MedPartnership) (Component 1) 1 st Harmonization Meeting on...

2011, PAP/RAC

Report of the workshop to validate the ICZM stock-taking questionnaire

2010, CAR/PAP

Rapport final. Patrimoine culturel historique du Rif central (2010, CAR/PAP)

2010, CAR/PAP

Report of the Joint Focal Points Meeting of BP/RAC, INFO/RAC and PAP/RAC

2009, PAP/RAC

Diagnostic de la biodiversité marine du Rif central et orientations de gestion (2009, CAR/PAP)

2009, CAR/PAP

THIRD REGIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE COAST DAY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN “COAST DAY ACTIVITIES IN TURKEY” - ANNUAL REPORT

2009, PAP/RAC

Activité thématique « Sensibilisation et participation » Rapport final 2009, CAR/PAP)

2009, CAR/PAP

REPORT OF THE FIRST WORKSHOP ON THE PREPARATION OF A "NATIONAL ICZM STRATEGY FOR EGYPT": A VISION WORKSHOP

2009, PAP/RAC

Spatial Planning Systems in the Adriatic 1/2

2008, PAP/RAC

Celebration of the Coast Day 2008 the Mediterranean

2008, PAP/RAC

Final Conference Report

2008, PAP/RAC

Regional Workshop on Beach Management for the Mediterranean, Valletta, Malta,

2007, PAP/RAC

REPORT OF THE ELEVENTH MEETING OF THE MEDITERRANEAN COMMISSION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (MCSD)

2006, PAP/RAC

Lutte contre la pollution liée aux déchets solides – Phase II: Programme de gestion

2005, CAR/PAP

Protection des sites sensibles naturels Rapport de troisième phase – éléments de plan de gestion pour la zone littorale –

2005, CAR/ASP

Improving Coastal Land Degradation Monitoring in Lebanon and Syria: Country Report Lebanon. Split:

2004, PAP/RAC

CAMP Lebanon: Cultural heritage component. Final Report (2003, PAP/RAC)

2003, PAP/RAC

List of publications (Projects in Africa)

2000