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Liguria: Land of the Sea

Liguria: Land of the Sea

On the Italian north-west coast, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, little towns with colorful houses cling to steep hills along a narrow, rugged strip of land between the Maritime Alps, the Apennine Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. The rich vegetation, scenic vineyards, hiking trails with spectacular views distinctively define these five medieval towns of Cinque Terre. Such morphology, while visually pleasing can have [...]

Tunisia in Transition

Tunisia in Transition

Special Guest Editorial by Tahar Chérif, Ambassador of Tunisia to the European Union Tunisia made history once again with the revolution of January 14, 2011; just as it has done repeatedly throughout its long and rich past. Tunisia is determined now to make this historical moment a true turning point. First of all, for the [...]

The Human Value of Mediterranean Forests

The Human Value of Mediterranean Forests

The Mediterranean region faces significant environmental and societal changes that are severely affecting forest management and preservation. One European territorial cooperation project called SylvaMED (2010-2013) identifies new sustainable ways to manage Mediterranean forests and to value the importance of their ecosystems. Forest property fragmentation Denis Boglio, Director of the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia and [...]

Eco-Innovation in Water and Wood

Eco-Innovation in Water and Wood

Editorial Internationalization was the recurring recommendation emanating from the 13th European Forum on Eco-innovation that took place in Lisbon on 26-27 November 2012. Particularly in times of economic crisis, Europe needs to look beyond its borders to “develop new markets for eco-innovation” as the title of the forum implied – in this case with a [...]

Strengthening Legislation to Improve Governance

Strengthening Legislation to Improve Governance

Developing the capacity to enforce water legislation around the Mediterranean is crucial for the success of regional, national and local initiatives to improve water governance, claims Fuad Bateh.

So Blue, So Blue

So Blue, So Blue

Documentary photographer Ad van Denderen traveled around the Mediterranean from 2003 to 2008, exploring the political, cultural and religious diversity of this region where Africa, Asia and Europe, Christianity and Islam, rich and poor come together. His project ‘So Blue So Blue’ reflects, among others, on the region’s booming tourism industry and its impact on [...]

Seeking Unity in Mediterranean Diversity

Seeking Unity in Mediterranean Diversity

Leading up to its special report on Water Around the Mediterranean in association with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Revolve Water features an exclusive interview with UfM Deputy Secretary General Rafiq Husseini about our water challenges.

Writer: Francesca de Châtel

EU-Gaza mission on the beach

Gaza is very close to Europe, geographically. The Europeans were there for a very brief period of our contemporary history to help monitor the Rafah crossing point between Gaza and Egypt. Some still remain parked on the Israeli seafront waiting to engage again, eventually. The EU Border Assistance Management (BAM) has been downsized to a [...]