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CAMP is oriented at the implementation of practical coastal management projects in selected Mediterranean coastal areas, applying Integrated Coastal Areas Management (ICAM) as a major tool.

The objectives of CAMP are:

  • to develop strategies and procedures for a sustainable development in project areas;
  • to identify and apply the relevant methodologies and tools;
  • to contribute to the capacity building at local, national and regional levels; and
  • to secure a wider use in the region of the results achieved.

Individual CAMP projects are identified and selected according to defined selection criteria, and approved by the relevant Ordinary Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention. Among the selection criteria, the following ones might be emphasised: project sustainability; representativity; regional interest in the problems to be dealt with; political commitment of the host authorities; institutional capability in the host country and in the selected area to carry out the project; “integrability”' of project results into the local and national development policies; and replicability.

The major outputs of the CAMP project are: Diagnostic Analysis (Feasibility Study); the Project Agreement and Terms of Reference; Inception Report; Technical Specifications for individual activities of the project; Project Database and GIS; Systemic Sustainability Analysis; Participatory Programme; Final Reports of individual activities; Final Integrated Report; Follow-up Proposals and Urgent Investment Portfolio; Presentation Conference Report; and the Report of the Presentation Meeting at the host-country high governmental level.

A CAMP project includes a number of individual activities, to be integrated at the project level: a) database and GIS; the participatory programme; Systemic Sustainability Analysis; integration of project results, and b) a limited number of specific individual sectorial or multi-sectorial activities, according to project objectives and problems dominant in the project area.

RAC/SPA contributes in CAMPs projects by taking in charge the activities related to the conservation of marine and coastal biodiversity. read more

Within this framework, RAC/SPA participated to the following CAMP's: