The Interreg MEDs BleuTourMed Horizontal Project has gathered the partners involved in its Thematic Community on Sustainable Tourism to outline its action plan for the next three years.

The kick-off meeting of the Horizontal Project on Sustainable Tourism (Specific Objective 3.1) – BleuTourMed – project, which involves the CPMR’s Intermediterranean Commission (IMC), took place in Marseille on 16 and 17 March 2017.

During this meeting, the Interreg MED Thematic Community 3.1, which involves BleuTourMed and all the 3.1 Modular Projects, was also launched.

BleuTourMed aims to “create a cluster of projects able to enhance jointly solutions for the protection and promotion of natural and cultural resources in the Mediterranean area, through a coherent strategy of Community Building, Communication and Capitalisation.

It will be responsible for processing and disseminating the results of Interreg MED’s 3.1 Modular Projects to foster the implementation of the policy framework regarding Coastal and Maritime sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean.

The BleuTourMed consortium – led by the Latin Arc – consists of a transnational partnership including several Mediterranean institutions, namely Plan Bleu, Panteion University (Greece), UNIMED (Network of Mediterranean Universities), the Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion (Croatia) and the Barcelona Provincial Council (Spain).

The meeting in Marseille was held during the BleuTourMed event so it could present its action plan, including upcoming work on communications, capitalisation and community building activities and Modular Projects. The members of the 3.1 Thematic Community also got to know each other, identifying common interests and establishing working relationships.

The CPMR Intermediterranean Commission (IMC) is an associate partner in the BleuTourMed project. As partner of two 3.1 Modular Projects, namely MITOMED+ and CO-EVOLVE, it also participates in the activities of Thematic Community 3.1.

The IMC took part in the event in Marseille to represent the two above mentioned Modular Projects and develop methods of cooperation and collaboration with the other members of the community.