RESISTANCE - Raising awarenESs of MaritIme Spatial planning imporTANCE

The guiding idea of our project is that joint solutions can be effectively developed only if the international cooperation of different organizations is encouraged. This project is example of cooperation of various experts, members of representatives of local, regional authorities, educational institutions, international environmental organizations,who will jointly evaluate their already developed good practices for a sustainable use of marine and coastal resources. To ensure such sustainability, it is necessary to establish a smart coastal management system to assist the Maritime Spatial Planning.
All involved PPs will work together to establish guidelines for preserving the wealth of the Adriatic Sea in order to reap maximum economic benefits while protecting the marine ecosystem. In accordance to the EUSAIR Pillar 3 and the relevant Flagship the so far achieved experiences from the projects SOUNDSCAPE, ECOSS, ECOMAP, NET4MPLASTIC, DORY, ML-REPAIR, SASPAS will be amalgamated to develop sustainable growth, to decrease pollution and contamination, and protect the unique biodiversity of the Adriatic Sea.

Project details

Project coordinator: Carmela Vaccaro

Funding source: CBC Programme Italy-Croatia

Call: INTERREG V A Italy – Croatia CBC Programme - Restricted Call

Start date 01/04/2022 - end date 30/06/2023
EU contribution: 509.723,75 €
EU contribution to UniFe: 94.000,00 €


  • Općina Podstrana, Municipality of Podstrana, coordinatore, Croatia
  • Zdravi Grad, Healthy City; Croatia
  • Università Cà Foscari di Venezia, Italy
  • Regione Emilia Romagna, Italy
  • Fondazione Cetacea Onlus, Italy
  • PI Sea and Karst; Kornati National Park Public Institution, Croatia