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Archipelagos of excellence

The thematic working group "Islands of Excellence" that focuses primarily on Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Interest (SPAMI) of the Province: the Embiez Archipelago and the Archipelago of the Golden Isles. The aim is first to evaluate the state of the common issues to all the island territories, build a reflection on the problems identified to arrive at recommendations that could be included in the framework of projects and support financial request, particularly European.

Three axes of reflection were identified initially to structure the exchanges:

- The establishment of an international label on sustainable islands to promote good practice in flow management (water, energy, waste ..) and heritage (natural, cultural, intangible ...);

- light pollution on the island territories: strengthening the expertise and field pilot activities to improve the inclusion of the criterion of light in the management of island territories in the context of integrated approaches;

- pilot actions for ecological engineering dedicated to the islands from both terrestrial and maritime standpoint to give these territories the "exceptional" and iconic character in terms of ecosystems and landscapes.