BEST MED - Beyond European Sustainable Tourism Med Path

BEST MED contributes to the objective of enhancing Mediterranean Governance, being the main challenges seasonality and lack of effective cooperation among main tourism actors, including the citizen active participation on the policies design. A partnership of ten regions and eleven partners and the commitment of twelve associated partners is involved in this Project that contributes to support evidence-based planning, monitoring and evaluation of interventions in MED programme, by getting a joint approach on “green” planning based on and improving the outputs gained by other projects such as Tourism Data indicators toolkit and Green Beach Model (MITOMED+), and Tourism sustainability toolkit in Mediterranean (CO-EVOLVE) on a widen model for routes linking coastal and maritime and inland destinations, as well as other projects’ outputs. It aims to have a new integrated and sustainable touristic planning aiming at the mitigation of seasonality in the MED area, through the connection between coastal regions to inland regions, such as a path-route method. A testing phase will obtain a joint model that will be transferred and capitalised as well as the toolkit and DATA indicators update. We propose to analyse positive and negative impacts of tourism on the quality of life of tourists, residents and about the quality of the tourist's experience, proposed in the Convention 2019. New MoUs and a final Granada Declaration will be signed for transferability and sustainability of outputs.

 

Partner institutions: El legado andalusi Andalusian Public Foundation (Lead Partner) (Spain); Lazio Region (Italy); University of Algarve (Portugal); Croatian Chamber of Economy (Croatia); Ministry of Economy, Development & Tourism, General Secretariat for Tourism Policy and Development (Greece); Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (France); Malta Marittima Agency (Malta); National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro (Montenegro); Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration. Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain); University of Maribor (Slovenia); Calabria Region (Italy).

CinTurs researcher(s): Cláudia Ribeiro de Almeida (UAlg Coordinator), Alexandra Gonçalves, Marisa Cesário, Elsa Pereira, Íris Lopes and Margarida Mascarenhas.

Budget UAlg: 299.898,00€

Funding institution(s): ERDF by Interreg Med Programme

Period: 2019 – 2022

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