Mediterranean coast and MRS Week 2024

The ninth edition of the Mediterranean Coast and Macro-Regional Strategies Week, which will be held on-site in Izola and Portorož, Slovenia, from 16 to 20 September 2024 according to the available draft programme.

Traditionally, the event aims to raise awareness of the sea and coast and the need of balancing their economic potential and environmental sustainability. During the years however, it evolved and became recognized as one of the central occasions, when all four EU macro-regional strategies meet and exchange on relevant topics. Such exchange of experiences enables faster development in macro-regional cooperation, generate new ideas and approaches, build synergies, and ultimately deliver better results and greater added value to macro-regional cooperation. This year’s topics stretch from reflections on 27+ Cohesion Policy to circular economy, digitalization, smart specialization, skills and constructions at the sea and coast. In addition, attention will be paid to the vision and mission of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021 – 2030.

Organizers are promising numerous interesting activities. The event brings together politicians, decision-makers, experts, civil society and interested public from all levels – local, regional, national and international.
It will be traditionally held in the week leading to the Mediterranean Coast Day, September 25th that is widely celebrated in the Mediterranean countries. September 25th was chosen as the Mediterranean Coast Day to honor Slovenia as the first country in the Mediterranean region, which ratified the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in 2009.

It is recommended to make travel arrangements in a timely manner. Logistic information (including hotel recommendations) can be found here.

Further updates will be made available on the EUSAIR website in the upcoming weeks.

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Sep 16 - 20 2024


08:00 - 18:00


Izola & Portorož, Slovenia


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