What is Blue Flag?

Blue Flag

The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to over 4000 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Jordan, UAE and the Caribbean. Recently the Blue Flag Programme has expanded to offer awards for individual boaters and whale-watching boats.

The Blue Flag Programme promotes sustainable development through strict criteria in the categories of Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services. 

Blue Flag beaches and marinas continue to multiply despite toughening criteria. Criteria are updated to keep abreast of new scientific findings, legislation, and generally to keep the campaign participants striving for ever better environmental quality. A few of the issues covered in the criteria include cleanliness, provisions for waste and recycling, zoning of activities, and environmental education activities for a variety of people. 

For more information on Blue Flag please visit our website:
Interested in Blue Flag?
If you are from a country with a FEE member organisation, please contact the national FEE member organisation.

If you are from a country without a FEE member organisation, an appropriate organisation must first become a member of FEE. Please consult the Membership page and contact the FEE Secretariat for further information.

For more information about how a new FEE member organisation can implement the Blue Flag Programme, please contact the Blue Flag Coordination.
Contact Blue Flag

International Blue Flag Coordination
Foundation for Environmental Education
Scandiagade 13
2450 Copenhagen SV

Tel: +45 6124 8081
Mail: sophie @ feeinternational.org
Skype: sophie.feeinternational
Web: www.blueflag.org

International Blue Flag Programme Director: Sophie Bachet Granados

Contact FEE

FEE International Head Office
Scandiagade 13
2450 Copenhagen SV

Tel +45 7022 2427
Mail: info @ feeinternational.org