Environmental education activities are very important in Blue Flag Programme. It is the only way of keeping up the environmenteal standards achieved as well as Blue Flag award. Because it is harder to keep up the award than achieving it for the first time.
It says in the criterion that; at least 5 distinct environmental awareness activity to be held within the community or municipality preferably within the Blue Flag season and prefarably some of them to be on the beach area. On the other hand, it is to be 3 activities for marinas.
TURCEV (FEE Turkey) has been giving "Best Environmental Education Activites Awards" since the year 2002. It is organized to encourage the beach and marina managers for environmental awareness activities. There is a Best Environmental Education Activites Awards Jury deciding the 3 municipality, local association, touristic establishment and a marina to be awarded with a plaque every year. Awards are presented during "National Blue Flag Award Ceremony" every year.