Sustainable tourism


Interreg MED Programme


from 01.11.2019 to 31.12.2022




Project description


Created in November 2016 within the framework of the Interreg MED Programme, the MED Sustainable Tourism Community has been renewed for a three-year period till June 2022 to make tourism a real driver for inclusive and sustainable growth. 


Since 2019, five new territorial cooperation projects have joined the Community that now gathers 22 projects co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), almost 300 organisations (public authorities, private companies, universities, NGOs and international organisations) active in 12 European-Mediterranean coastal areas. Besides, two Strategic Projects, approved in October 2019, focusing on governance of sustainable tourism will join forces with the Community. 


Most notably, the Community’s members are leading the development of innovative tools to monitor the tourism industry, they are studying and testing new tourism models and they are actively engaging policy makers and managers in a constant dialogue to make tourism a real driver for inclusive and sustainable development.


Project Acronym

Sustainable Tourism


Lead Partner

DIBA - Barcelona Provincial Council (Barcelona, Spain)


Project Partners


Associated Partners

  • Association MedCities / MedCités (Spain)
  • Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe
  • CPMR / Conférence des Régions Périphériques Maritimes d’Europe
  • CRPM (France) European Tourism Association
  • ETOA (UK) International Union for the Conservation of Nature
  • Mediterranean Centre (Spain) Mediterranean experience of Ecotourism Network
  • MEET Network (Spain) Observatory on Tourism in the European Islands
  • OTIE (Italy) National Research Council
  • Earth system science and environmental technologies Department (Italy)
  • Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • ASCAME (Spain) Central Europe Initiative (CEI)
  • Executive Secretariat (Italy)
  • University of Jordan (Jordan)
  • University of the Aegean
  • Research Unit (Greece)
  • Cyprus University of Technology Eratosthenes Research Centre Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics (Cyprus)
  • Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Chamber of Commerce (Italy)



1,870,145.00 € (whose 1,589,623.25 € European Regional Development Fund - ERDF)


Project Duration

October 2019 - December 2022


Project Communication Channels


Twitter: @MEDCommunity3_1

LinkedIN: Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism

YouTube: Sustainable Tourism Interreg MED

Podcast channel Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism Community 

Facebook: Sustainable Tourism Community - Interreg Med





Dejan Iskra


Dunja Mahne


Mateja Simčič