A Blue Flag beach, marina or boating operator is not only a place to give a sense of pride to the community and to attract tourism, but it also promotes environmental issues and awareness

We work hard...

to be the leading programme promoting sound environmental education and sustainable management of beaches, marinas and boating operators worldwide.

Our mission is to...

promote and participate in environmental education programmes for the users of beaches, marinas and boating operators.

implement sound safety and environmental management systems.

monitor environmental conditions to reduce the impact of human activity at the beaches, marinas and boating operators.

commit to partnerships and collaborative action to promote the sustainable development of tourism.

Our story started in 1987...

Meet Jan Eriksen, our former FEE President, and let him take you back to the creation of the Blue Flag programme: