Co-creating evidence-based business roadmaps and policy solutions for enhancing coastal-rural collaboration and synergies

Welcome to COASTAL

Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme COASTAL is a research and innovation project, a unique multi-actor collaboration of coastal and rural business entrepreneurs, administrations, stakeholders, and natural and social science experts to formulate and evaluate business solutions and policy recommendations aimed at improving the coastal-rural synergy to foster rural and coastal development while preserving the environment.

The project is organized around six interacting, complementary Multi-Actor Labs (MALs) spread over the EU, exchanging their tools and expertise. COASTAL Multi-Actor Labs contribute to the COASTAL Knowledge Exchange Platform. The MALs are connected through a Collaborative Knowledge Exchange Platform, to be further exploited and developed beyond the project life time.