Project Details


Evaluation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in Europe


Project details

Duration 01/2006 - 08/2006


Coordinator Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH, The European Commission's website on ICZM:

Project goal

Following recommendations of the European Parliament and of the Council, each coastal Member State was expected to elaborate and implement a national ICZM strategy by February 2006.

The main objective of the evaluation was to provide an evaluation report on the implementation of and the prospects for ICZM in the EU, and in particular

  • To evaluate the implementation of the EU ICZM Recommendation (2002/413/EC);
  • To evaluate the added-value of ICZM in the context of relevant existing and evolving Community policies/legislation;
  • To identify where a need for further action exists as regards coastal zone policy and to provide recommendations for further relevant action at Community level.


Project result was the Final Evaluation Report (available for download in the download section of this page).

The ICZM Evaluation in Europe was carried out by an independent Evaluation Team between January and August 2006. Following the analyses of national ICZM reports and strategies, submitted by coastal Member States in response to the EU ICZM Recommenda-tion, in addition to a wide range of complementary information and data and intensive consultations with coastal stakeholders, the Evaluation exercise resulted in the formulation of four strategic and cross-cutting recommendations and five operational recommendations with a total of nineteen recommended actions.  


  1. Strengthen the European dimension of ICZM based on a Regional Seas approach 
  2. Raise the profile of ICZM and enhance its integration with sectoral policies
  3. Elaborate the strategic approach of ICZM - oriented at a balanced ecologic, social, economic and cultural development
  4. Address major long-term risks: Vulnerability to disasters and climate change
  5. Endorse awareness, guidance, training and education
  6. Enhance stakeholder coordination and participation
  7. Perform a mainstreaming of European policies
  8. Harmonise monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  9. Improve the knowledge basis for ICZM

Role of Rupprecht Consult

Rupprecht Consult was the project coordinator.

Contact details

Siegfried Rupprecht
+49 221 6060 55 11

Project partners

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