Analysis of Member States progress reports on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

In 2010 the European Commission invited Member States (MSs) to submit reports on progress in the implementation of the EU ICZM Recommendation since 2006. In order to facilitate the evaluation of ICZM implementation process at the European level, the main objective of this study was to prepare an overview of the results and progresses across the EU Member States through an in-depth analysis of the national reports and by complementing missing or insufficient information where needed. The following specific services were provided to the European Commission: • Collection and structuring of information available in the progress reports on the implementation of the EU ICZM Recommendation (2002/413/EC) prepared by coastal Member States; • Identification and acquisition of missing and complementary information, in particular for countries that did not submit any national report; • Assessment of collected information in a countrybased perspective. Whenever possible the analysis highlights also the national, sub national and local level of progress accordingly to each country administrative organization; • Cross-country analysis, based on a Regional Sea approach; • Stakeholders identification and involvement • Project management and reporting Results of the study were considered as part of the impact assessment towards a follow-up proposal to the EU ICZM Recommendation (2002/413/EC), that led to the proposal for an ICM and MSP framework Directive (EC COM(2013) 133).

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