"SEA4FUTURE" - the Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2019

Izola, Koper, Piran (Slovenia) | 17-28 September 2019

Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week



17–28 September 2019

Izola, Koper, Piran (Slovenia)



Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2019 will take place from 17 to 28 September 2019 in the coastal towns of Izola, Koper and Piran, under the slogan #SEA4FUTURE. 

A series of events will adress the current challenges and future potentials of the Adriatic Sea and Coast. A special attention will be given on seizing opportunities and creating synergies between the Adriatic coastal region with the hinterlands of the Danube and Alpine regions.

The main topics will tackle the environment, sustainable tourism, mobility, health, research and innovation, as well as  the project development and cross-sectorial collaboration for the benefit of the people living in all three macro-regions.


The official opening ceremony will happen on 17 September 2019.

Interested stakeholders working in the field of EU cohesion policy, EU funds and macro-regional cooperation are especially welcomed to attend the event.

The Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2019 is jointly organized by several ministries of the Republic of Slovenia, research institutions, academia, NGOs and other public institutions.

All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Registrations are open until 13 September 2019, but participants are advised to submit application as soon as possible.


Read the event announcement here.


The Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week is traditional event, organized in the last week of September, at the occasion of  the Mediterranean Coast Day, celebrated on the 25th of September. The 25th of September was chosen as the Mediterranean Coast Day to honour Republic of Slovenia as the first country in the Mediterranean region which ratified the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in 2009. The ICZM Protocol is a unique legal instrument which allows the countries in the Mediterranean to better manage and protect their coastal zones in pursuit of sustainable development. In Slovenia, the celebration is widely known as the “Mediterranean Coast Week” and is inextricably linked to the regional cooperation under the three European macro-regional strategies implemented in the Slovenian territory, namely the Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine strategy.