Enhancing a sustainable coastal and maritime tourism
In the Mediterranean, the tourism sector offers great opportunities for economic growth and employment. Exploiting this potential requires sustainable development strategies for the sector.
For this reason, projects under this thematic shall ensure that the impact of these activities on natural and cultural heritage are taken into account in the development of coastal and maritime tourism. In this context, integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) and maritime spatial planning principles should be duly considered.
Types of actions
Improvement and adaptation of cooperation strategies, public policies, economic activities and joint planning tools; coordinated actions between public authorities of different MED territories; action plans and transfer of practices
Key target groups
Public authorities, but also associations and NGO’s, research bodies, and to some extent enterprises.
What results does the Programme target for 2014-2020?
- 17 instruments available to enhance the development of sustainable and responsible tourism
- 108 tourist destinations covered by a sustainable tourism evaluation tool
- 11 strategies applying sustainable tourism management criteria
- 144 regions and sub-regions engaged (through charters, protocols, MoU) in implementing sustainable tourism plans