Coordinated Action for Seaside Towns (COAST)

Action coordonnées en faveur des villes du littoral
Acción Coordinada para las Ciudades Costeras
Gemeinsame Aktionen für Küstenstädte
Azioni Coordinate a favore delle Città Costiere
Sintonismeni drasi Parafalassion Poleon

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1991, within the framework of Regions and Cities of Europe (RECITE Programme). As a result of increased interest of European Union institutions and other EU coastal regions, transformed into an autonomous NGO and registered in accordance with Belgian law, May 1996. Ceased to exist.


As a European Cooperation Network, combat problems of peripheral location with poor transport, vulnerable physical environment, economy dependent on tourism and related services, seasonal employment and high rates of unemployment by: promoting links between seaside areas; encouraging and facilitating exchange of experience; developing a programme of practical action; informing partners about development of EU/EC policy.

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Organizes development workshops and seminars. Pilot projects to: realize competitive potential of SMEs, encouraging innovation and job creation; improve human resource potential and combat seasonal employment problems through joint training and exchange; develop joint strategies to attract inward investment and infrastructure; involve other seaside areas. Current concerns: integrated and community-based approach to seaside regeneration; specific town-centre and seafront revitalization; coastal management; built heritage conservation and enhancement; training for tourist industries; reducing seasonality; use of telematics and multimedia. Policy committees feed back policy initiatives to European Commission and Parliament.


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Members in 6 countries
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Subjects *

  • Geology
    • Land and Coastal Forms
  • Social Activity
    • Employment
    • Unemployment
  • Amenities
    • Towns
  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Communications
    • Tourism
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



Last News Received

17. Sep 1996
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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