The Coastal & Marine Union – EUCC is a stakeholder and network association with expert members and NGO member organisations in 40 countries. Founded in 1989 with the aim of promoting a European approach to coastal conservation by bridging the gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers, planners and policy makers, it is the largest network of coastal & marine practitioners and experts in Europe, with five international offices and focal points and national branches in ten countries. Our working area is Europe, the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
EUCC is dedicated to conserving and maintaining healthy seas and attractive coasts for both people and nature. To this end, EUCC seeks to:
Five international offices exist:
And a series of national branches and support points: in Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC) / Coastal & Sea Association has been recognized by the Tax Authorities as a Public Benefit Organization. Donations to Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC) / Coast & Sea Association are deductible from the taxable income according to the normal conditions of the Tax Authorities.
We focus on the sustainable use and development of the coastal strip and the sea. Responsible tourism, sustainable fishing and the use of sustainable energy sources are part of this. We call attention to safety and the risks of climate change and think along with other stakeholders about solutions. We are also working to strengthen the landscape, the natural connections for migratory animals and the cultural heritage, along the coast and at sea. To achieve all this, we set up consultation structures to realize the sustainable protection and development of the coast and sea. But we also set up projects and cooperate with them
to research. We keep a close eye on developments within the European Union. We do not work alone, because we can only achieve our goals by working together with our partners: our members and the stakeholders involved in the coast and sea.
The EUCC Executive Committee is composed as follows:
President: Albert Salman (NL)
Member: Natasha Barker (UK)
International Secretary: Francisco Taveira Pinto (PT)
Treasurer: Hendrik van Dijk (NL)
Remuneration policy for directors
Expense allowance for actual travel and accommodation expenses.
Remuneration policy for staff and management
The Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC) is very aware that it works with project subsidies, sponsors and membership fees. The remuneration policy is geared to this and is socially very justifiable. We generally follow the Collective Labor Agreement for Welfare and Social Services. However, an inflation correction or a salary increase is not self-evident. Employees of Coast and Sea will not be paid overtime, 13th month, bonuses, company cars or expensive Christmas packages. The remuneration level of the management team is also very moderate and does not exceed scale 12 (welfare agreement).