Sustainable Coastal & Cruise Tourism through Cooperation and Joint Planning

SIROCCO Project Final Conference

With €40 billion economic impact and 6 million passengers, cruise tourism plays a key role in Europe and especially in the MED, being the top cruise market and amidst strong socio-economic pressures. As cruise tourism grows, the challenge for the Mediterranean is to exploit its full potential in an environmentally, socially & economically sustainable way.

SIROCCO Project - Sustainable Interregional Coastal & Cruise Maritime Tourism through Cooperation and Joint Planning - which has organised its Final Conference held on June 22, 2018 in Civitavecchia, has had the strategic goal to strengthening the environmental, social and economic sustainability of cruise and coastal tourism, two sectors that are experiencing a remarkable growth in the Med Area. In this respect, it has elaborated the following outputs:

  • state of the art of Mediterranean cruise tourism and analysis of its environmental, economic and societal impacts;
  • foresights of Mediterranean cruise tourism at 2025 and 2030;
  • recommendations on how developing sustainable Cruise Value Chains in the cruise sector;
  • coordinated strategies at inter-regional and transnational level about the development of a sustainable and responsible cruise maritime/coastal tourism.

The Final Conference has been the occasion to illustrate to a wide audience of local and international stakeholders, the achieved results with a particular focus on the transnational strategies aiming at strengthening environmental, social and economic sustainability of cruise and coastal tourism of Med Area.

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