Community4Tourism, the Thematic Community project of the Interreg Euro-MED Sustainable Tourism Mission, aims to contribute to the EU territorial cooperation and its transnational dimension through the objectives included in the Programme and the main goals of the Mission 4, related to the Enhancement of Sustainable Tourism in the MED Area and the transition towards a climate-neutral and resilient society.
This project is based upon the main objective of improving a better governance of cooperation, both policy governance and multi-sectoral, multi-level and transnational territorial governance, with a strong focus on environment and climate, promoting a smarter and greener Mediterranean.
The project integrates the 4 Programme’s specific objectives, as tourism has shown to be a transversal issue in the MED area, involving all kinds of stakeholders, agents and territories. It will address its activities to pursue the consolidation of a competitive innovation ecosystem, to support a circular economy, to promote climate change adaptation, and to enhance nature and biodiversity. As a result of its activities, it will come up with jointly developed solutions and promote cooperation across borders.
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Role of NECSTouR
The project partners are the Barcelona Provincial Council (DIBA), the University of Thessaly (UTH), Adriatic and Ionian Euroregion (AIE), Conference of Perioheral Maritime Regions (CPMR), Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED), Plan Bleu for Mediterranean environment and development (Plan Bleu), University of Tirana (UT) and NECSTouR.
NECSTouR is strongly supporting CPMR in the WP3-COORDINATION, and will be contributing to most of its activities, especially the actions to engage target actors in networks, the interfaces with initiatives and projects of other programmes and the carbon footprint monitoring.
NECSTouR is coordinating with Plan Bleu a Thematic Cluster on “Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience, taking into account ecosystem-based approaches”.
As signatory of the Glasgow Declaration NECSTouR will co-coordinate the production of a blueprint for the development of regional Climate Action Plans in the Mediterranean.