The Foundation for Environmental Education is partnered by some of the world's foremost organisations in the fields of education and the environment. These illustrious partners include UNESCO, UNEP, UNWTO, ISESCO, YMP and Earth Charter.
Recognised by UNESCO as a world-leader within the fields of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development, our strength comes from our members who share our convictions and execute our programmes with great efficiency on a daily basis. Hand-picked by FEE for their dedication and outstanding ability, it is these local organisations who make FEE the community-focused entity that it is today.
The Foundation for Environmental Education has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCO, UNEP, ISESCO and, most recently, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) which recognises the innate value of the hospitality and tourism sustainability initiatives introduced to the Caribbean by FEE through the Green Key and Blue Flag programmes.
Below are Blue Flag's main institutional partners:
United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
UNEP is a very important partner to Blue Flag in the promotion of sustainable development through environmental education. In 2003, UNEP and FEE signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) stating that UNEP and FEE will collaborate on all relevant areas of common interest related to environmental education on prioritised issues and programmes.
Link to UNEP's website.
UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
UNWTO is a very important partner to Blue Flag in the promotion of sustainable tourism. In 2007, UNWTO and FEE signed an official Memorandum of Understanding recognising the Blue Flag and Green Key FEE programmes as valuable eco-labels. As part of the agreement, UNWTO and FEE will facilitate mutual dialogue and involvement, advise on technical matters and work on joint fundraising and activities.
In 2017, Blue Flag International is partnering with UNWTO for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
Link to UNWTO's website.
Link to the International Year's website.
The Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC)
EUCC is an important partner to Blue Flag for the exchange of information on coastal and management issues.
EUCC is participating in the International Blue Flag Jury.
Link to EUCC's website.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
IUCN is an important expert for Blue Flag regarding the conservation and marine protected areas sites working on the programme.
Link to IUCN's website.
European Environment Agency (EEA)
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an important partner to Blue Flag for the exchange of information and the implementation of excellent bathing water policies.
EEA is participating in the International Blue Flag Jury.
Link to EEA's website.
International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA)
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations - ICOMIA - is the international trade association representing the global marine industry since 1966.
ICOMIA brings together national marine industry associations in one global organisation and represents them at an international level, presenting a strong and united voice when dealing with issues challenging the industry.
Link to ICOMIA's website.