Project Summary



Protecting and promoting Mediterranean natural and cultural resources

Programme specific objective: To enhance sustainable development policies for more efficient valorisation of natural resources and cultural heritage in coastal and adjacent maritime areas of a sustainable and responsible coastal and maritime tourism in the MED Area.

Role of NECSTouR:

NECSTouR is responsible of the transferring of the main Project outputs (set of indicators to support the policy-makers towards the adoption of Sustainable Coastal and Maritime Tourism policy, and an open platform for policy benchmarking, a green beach model,...) to other Coastal and Maritime Destinations.

The network is also supporting the capitalisation of the final Mediterranean Coastal and Maritime Tourism Management Model.

Besides NECSTouR, five other NECSTouR members are in the Partnership Consortium: Tuscany Region (lead Partners),  CNR-IBIMET, IPTPO (HR), Tourism and Sport of Andalusia (ES) and the University of Girona (ES).

MITOMED background
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Survey to Evaluate the "European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism"


Most European policies and economic activities directly or indirectly influence Coastal and Maritime Tourism (C&M), which can be a driver for economic growth. Moreover, the 72 percent of NECStouR Regions are C&M Tourism Destinations.
For both that reasons, C&M Tourism is a key priority within the strategy of NECSTouR.

The Athens Declaration for a Sustainable Tourism


The Mediterranean region is welcoming millions of tourists every year. Though the tourism sector represents almost 11% of the region GDP and almost the 12% of the employment, its growth is stagnating while the consequences on the environment and the socio-economic fabrics are becoming more severe.

Information from Urban Waste and Blue Islands and "Initiative for the sustainable development of the Blue Economy in the western Mediterranean"

Some useful information about Coastal and Maritime Tourism that we received from Tuscany Region, in the framework of the MITOMED+ project:


Please, find here attached below some informative material being produced by the projects URBAN WASTE AND BLUEISLANDS working of themes similar to those of Mitomed.

Interesting information on Maritime affairs


We selected fro you from the Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Newsletter update - 28/04/2017:


The countdown for the European Maritime Day 2017 in Poole, UK (18 & 19 May 2017) 'The Future of our Seas' begins