The project concerns nine local communities and three municipalities of the Cyclades archipelago, with a population of 29 425, covering a sea area of 773 008 km². Tourism in the Cyclades is growing very fast and affecting both the natural and built-up environments. The existing organisational structures and institutional machinery are not adapted to the needs of integrated management. The project intends to promote cooperation between the various island communities on matters of immediate concern (water resources, energy, waste management, regional and environmental planning, conservation of nature and the countryside).
- Development of cooperation structures.
- Guidance and technical support to help find solutions to common and specific environmental problems.
- Establishment of a network of representatives of the groups concerned in the island community to implement the integrated management process.
- Demonstration of models for implementing sustainable development in the archipelago.
- Increased awareness of the issues among local operators and the general public.
- Solutions for specific environmental problems.
- Dissemination and discussion of the results.