The blue flag - mark of ecological balance
The blue flag is an international ecological programme for preservation of sea and coastal areas, implemented by the non-profit Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) with seat in Copenhagen, Denmark. Over 40 countries from Europe and throughout the world that invest more care of the sea belt areas due to development of tourism are included in the programme.
The blue flag is annually awarded to the beaches and marinas. The strict assessment procedure requires water purity, clean environment, beaches with adequate facilities, and accessibility for the disabled persons and informing the public on the need of sea and coastal preservation.
Throughout the world, the Blue Flag is a renowned mark of ecological balance. It signifies the purity of the sea and the fact that the coastal area is managed according to the principles of sustainable development.
Apart from showing the tourists that they chose a high-quality coastal destination, the Blue Flag is also a significant means of education and raising awareness of the public. If the guests notice any breach of criteria, they can report that to FEE-u or its partner organisation Lijepa naša (Our Beautiful Country), which is in charge for programme implementation in Croatia.