ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas

Human activities in Mediterranean coastal and marine areas are intensifying the environmental degradation and the impact of cumulative pressures on ecosystems and the services they provide. Improving the socio-ecological resilience of vulnerable areas and local economies is a solution critically needed for the long-term sustainability of the region. Setting transformative governance mechanisms, building capacities, ensuring sustainable financial and community engagement for bringing improvements to people’s lives and nature form the core of the answering solution.

As a capitalization project, ENSERES seeks transformative changes with an integrated solution approach at the transboundary level, both in and outside areas under legal protection, and involving public authorities, socio-economic actors, and civil society organizations engaged in natural and urban areas.

It focuses on transferring and mainstreaming ecosystem-based management tools to implement integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) processes in multi-level conservation and territorial practices. 

ENSERES will build the capacities to set common goals for public authorities and natural resource users,  boost sustainable financing mechanisms for co-management, and act for the operative territorialization of actions at various scales. Based on transferring activities at the pilot site level in the Gulf of Gades (Tunisia) and the area of the Tyre Coast Nature Reserve (Libanon), outreach activities will ensure the dissemination of approaches at the Pan-Mediterranean level through existing networks such as the Mediterranean Protected Areas Network (MedPAN), the Network of Mediterranean coastal cities (MedCities) and the network of managers of Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI network).

Project information

Project Duration: October 2021 – September 2023
Project budget: 1.099.884 €

EU contribution under the ENI CBC Med program: 989.895€

Role of TCNR

Sustainable tourism, ecosystem-based management

Expected results

Multi-lingual ENSERES Toolkit and training material for local to regional stakeholders

Tools transferred and adopted by users in cities and marine protected areas

Management tools included in regional strategies

Extended Mediterranean Biodiversity Knowledge Platform

Team Working in TCNR


Mr. Hassan DBOUK

Project Manager:


Financial officer:

Ms. Nabigha DAKIK

Communication officer:

Mr. Hassan HAMZA

Projects’ Website: http://www.etc.uma.es/enseres/

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