Catalogue of Projects Outputs and Policy Targets

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This catalogue presents the most important outputs of the projects implemented within the Sustainable Tourism Community (STC) of the INTERREG MED 2014-2020 programme. The selection of outputs was made on the basis of better promoting common integrated actions that could boost the sustainable and responsible development of coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean region.

To do so, a collaborative process driven by the Sustainable Tourism Horizontal project through constant communication and exchange with each project individually took place. In total 35 outputs have been identified representing 15 projects. The catalogue includes a series of the most tangible outputs produced by the STC which can be further used for transferring and capitalization purposes. The ultimate goal of this catalogue is to promote the outcomes of the STC in order to assist their transferring to different areas of the Mediterranean and incorporation in tourism-related policies at various spatial scales.

To facilitate the wider application of the outputs, some critical information regarding their attributes is provided:

1) Policy targets. Each output is related to expected results that could help potential stakeholders, willing to adopt it, to fulfill various policy targets in tourism but also in other domains. In total 12 policy targets have been identified by the STC as better expressing the directions on which projects have worked during their lifetime. This information is critical so as to understand the utility of adopting an output, especially with regard to shaping operational programmes for the period 2021-2027.

2) Brief description. A short description of the output and its relevance to tourism sustainability is provided.

3) Implementation areas. A map with the pilot areas where the output was tested is provided and a brief example of the implementation results is presented so as to showcase the applicability of the proposed outputs.

4) Stakeholders description. Some information about the engagement of essential stakeholders for the successful implementation of the output is also provided.

5) Replicability. The replicability conditions for the transferring of the outputs are briefly described.

6) Further info. At the end of each sheet the links and contact details for acquiring more information about each output are presented.

It should be noted that the STC has been enlarged in order to include more projects and, therefore, the contents of this catalogue will be constantly updated and improved.  Moreover, although the projects have developed a large number of outputs, the ones presented here are selected as being the easiest to be replicated. Therefore, readers are encouraged to dive deeper into the projects’ outputs in order to find additional information that could be useful for their efforts for making Mediterranean a more sustainable place. The mission of the STC Horizontal project partnership is to support the replication of the Community’s results and ensure its effectiveness.




ALTER ECO > Interregional Learning Portfolio (ILP)

ALTER ECO > Carrying Capacity Limit Calculation Tool

ALTER ECO > Mediterranean identity and embodiment of the traditional symbolic characteristics into the alternative routes




BLUEMED > Establishment and consolidation of Underwater Museums, Diving Parks and KACs

BLUEMED > Land Planning for Knowledge Awareness Centres Study

BLUEMED > Preservation Protocol




BLUEISLANDS >  Pilot actions to address the issue of waste entering the environment in tourist areas




CASTWATER > Online tool to monitor, compare and grade performance in sustainable tourism water management




COASTING > Methodology for governance and sustainable tourism

COASTING > Wikisource for coastal governance




CO-EVOLVE > Tourism Sustainability Toolkit

CO-EVOLVE > Tourism-driven strategic planning on Pilot Areas

CO-EVOLVE > Threats and Enabling Factors for Sustainable Co-evolution at Mediterranean Tourism Destinations




CONSUME-LESS > "Consume-less" label

CONSUME-LESS > “Consume-less” demonstrative measures and awareness raising campaign

CONSUME-LESS > Awareness Raising Campaigns




DestiMED > Mediterranean Ecotourism Product Standard in Protected Areas

DestiMED > MEET Network

DestiMED > Monitoring System and Environmental Footprint Calculator of Tourism Products in Protected Areas




EMbleMatiC > Eco-Itineraries

EMbleMatiC > Slow-Tourism Marketing Brief

EMbleMatiC > In-Depth Study of Our Destinations’ Iconic Status




MEDCYCLETOUR > Development of the Mediterranean Route Action Plans

MEDCYCLETOUR > Evaluation of Component Cycling Route Pilots

MEDCYCLETOUR > EuroVelo8 Use Monitoring Strategy




MEDFEST > Mapping Sustainable MED Culinary Heritage Experiences

MEDFEST > Road Map for Sustainable Culinary Criteria

MEDFEST > Sustainable Culinary Experiences Planning Strategy




MITOMED+ > Best Practice Transfer Manual

MITOMED+ > Green beach model

MITOMED+ > Open Platform for Data Collection and Sharing Indicators




ShapeTourism > Cluster Maps

ShapeTourism > Smart Integrated Tourism Data System (SITDS) / Observatory

ShapeTourism > Survey and Carrying Capacity Scenarios




SIROCCO > Sustainable cruise maritime/coastal tourism certification system

SIROCCO > Sustainable Cruise value chain Action Plan




TOURISMED > Commercial brand

TOURISMED > Focus groups report

TOURISMED > Pilot fishing tourism business model