Marine Adriatic PArks


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  • Programme: INTERREG V-A CBC Italy-Croatia 2021-2027.
  • Topic area: Green and resilient shared environment
  • Lead Partner: Zadar County Rural Development Agency – AGRRA (HR)
  • Project budget: 1.402,920.00  
  • EU co-financing: 1.122.336,00 €


  • Molise Regional Environmental Protection Agency - ARPA Molise (IT)
  • Marine Explorers Society - 20000 miles (HR)
  • Polytechnic University of Marche (IT)
  • Conero Regional Park (IT)

The MAPA project aims to strengthening the status of protected parts of the Programme area at three locations - the area of Conero Park (IT), Silba and Silban ridges and Foce Trigno (IT), which bear the name Marine Adriatic PArks (MAPA).

Capacity-building and awareness-raising activities conducted through joint workshops and trainings will encourage active citizenship and make them MAPA ambassadors. The establishment of Local Cooperation Councils (LCCs) promotes the preservation of biological diversity. The promotion of pescatourism as an economic activity that has a minimal negative impact on the environment will be organized through a pilot action to equip target groups. Project partners will establish a joint interactive MAPA platform to assess the status of marine habitats and species and involve local communities in conducting monitoring activities.

The goal of the MAPA project is to raise the awareness of target groups about the importance of a sustainable marine ecosystem, through the assessment of biological diversity and the implementation of the Joint Strategy and Action Plan on the capitalization of protected areas.