The Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (2016-2025) is now available!

The COP 19 of the Barcelona Convention ended in Athens on the 12th February with the adoption of the Athens Declaration and the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (2016-2025)…to find out more, visit http://www.unepmap.org/index.php…

Also, it is important to mention that Tunisia is among the promoters of a Trust Fund for Mediterranean MPAs, an example of an innovative financial mechanism for biodiversity!

The Seventh Steering Committee of S&T MED ended on 15th December 2015

The 7th Steering Committee of S&T MED took place on 14th and 15th December 2015 at the premises of one of the Project Partner, Stazione Zoologica “Anton Dohrn” in Naples. The meeting focused on some key activities for the Project, in particular the DMO toolkit presented by SL&A and the environmental monitoring system through buoys that will soon be installed offshore in each of the 3 pilot destinations. At the end of the first day of the meeting, Stazione Zoologica organized a guided tour of the Catacombs of San Gennaro! Amazing!

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S&T MED and sustainable tourism in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

70 managers and partners from 110 MPAs in 18 Mediterranean countries are now meeting in in Cabras, Sardinia, Italy for a regional experience-sharing workshop on the development of sustainable tourism in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas.

 

The meeting is organized by MedPan , the network of Marine Protected Area (MPA) managers in the Mediterranean, in collaboration with S&TMed and MEET (Mediterranean Experiences of Eco-Tourism) projects and in cooperation with other organisations around the Mediterranean. This event is part of the “Sinis week” from 23 to 27 November 2015 that will also include a field trip to the “Sinis Peninsula and Mal di Ventre Island” MPA, including visits to its archaeological heritage.

For further information in Italian, please visit http://www.areamarinasinis.it/A-Cabras-il-workshop-internazionale-sul-Turismo-Sostenibile-nel-Mediterraneo/index.aspx?m=107&f=1&idn=780

S&T MED presents its vision and strategic approach at the International Conference “Culture, cultural diversity and sustainable development: opportunities and new challenges for the Mediterranean”

S&T MED has presented its vision, strategy and main results at the international Conference “Culture, cultural diversity and sustainable development: opportunities and new challenges for the Mediterranean”, jointly organized by MiBACT (Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism), MAECI (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) and Municipality of Palermo and held in Palermo, on 10th and 11th November 2015.

The theme of the Conference “Culture, cultural diversity and sustainable development: opportunities and new challenges for the Mediterranean” offered an important opportunity to debate common challenges and opportunities in the Mediterranean.

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S&T MED at the WTM, the world-leading event for the tourism industry

 

S&T MED participated with a dedicated stand in the World Travel Market that took place in London between 2 and 5 November 2015. S&T MED participated as “responsible tourism initiative” and was allowed to use, by reason of that, a specific ”responsible” logo designed by WTM and supported by the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UN-WTO), in recognition of its commitment toward sustainability and responsibility in tourism.

Networking with “responsible tourism” operators, contacts with sector journalists and bloggers, meetings with sustainable tourism professionals are some of the outcomes of S&T MED’s participation…

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The Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (2016-2025) is now available!

The COP 19 of the Barcelona Convention ended in Athens on the 12th February with the adoption of the Athens Declaration and the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (2016-2025)…to find out more, visit http://www.unepmap.org/index.php…

Also, it is important to mention that Tunisia is among the promoters of a Trust Fund for Mediterranean MPAs, an example of an innovative financial mechanism for biodiversity!

The Seventh Steering Committee of S&T MED ended on 15th December 2015

The 7th Steering Committee of S&T MED took place on 14th and 15th December 2015 at the premises of one of the Project Partner, Stazione Zoologica “Anton Dohrn” in Naples. The meeting focused on some key activities for the Project, in particular the DMO toolkit presented by SL&A and the environmental monitoring system through buoys that will soon be installed offshore in each of the 3 pilot destinations. At the end of the first day of the meeting, Stazione Zoologica organized a guided tour of the Catacombs of San Gennaro! Amazing!

IMG_1421 IMG_1426 IMG_1432 IMG_1433

S&T MED and sustainable tourism in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

70 managers and partners from 110 MPAs in 18 Mediterranean countries are now meeting in in Cabras, Sardinia, Italy for a regional experience-sharing workshop on the development of sustainable tourism in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas.

 

The meeting is organized by MedPan , the network of Marine Protected Area (MPA) managers in the Mediterranean, in collaboration with S&TMed and MEET (Mediterranean Experiences of Eco-Tourism) projects and in cooperation with other organisations around the Mediterranean. This event is part of the “Sinis week” from 23 to 27 November 2015 that will also include a field trip to the “Sinis Peninsula and Mal di Ventre Island” MPA, including visits to its archaeological heritage.

For further information in Italian, please visit http://www.areamarinasinis.it/A-Cabras-il-workshop-internazionale-sul-Turismo-Sostenibile-nel-Mediterraneo/index.aspx?m=107&f=1&idn=780

S&T MED presents its vision and strategic approach at the International Conference “Culture, cultural diversity and sustainable development: opportunities and new challenges for the Mediterranean”

S&T MED has presented its vision, strategy and main results at the international Conference “Culture, cultural diversity and sustainable development: opportunities and new challenges for the Mediterranean”, jointly organized by MiBACT (Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism), MAECI (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) and Municipality of Palermo and held in Palermo, on 10th and 11th November 2015.

The theme of the Conference “Culture, cultural diversity and sustainable development: opportunities and new challenges for the Mediterranean” offered an important opportunity to debate common challenges and opportunities in the Mediterranean.

IMG_1358 IMG_1362 IMG_1366 IMG_1370

S&T MED at the WTM, the world-leading event for the tourism industry

 

S&T MED participated with a dedicated stand in the World Travel Market that took place in London between 2 and 5 November 2015. S&T MED participated as “responsible tourism initiative” and was allowed to use, by reason of that, a specific ”responsible” logo designed by WTM and supported by the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UN-WTO), in recognition of its commitment toward sustainability and responsibility in tourism.

Networking with “responsible tourism” operators, contacts with sector journalists and bloggers, meetings with sustainable tourism professionals are some of the outcomes of S&T MED’s participation…

FullSizeRender FullSizeRender[1] FullSizeRender[2] FullSizeRender[3] FullSizeRender[4] IMG_1248 IMG_1271 IMG_1273 IMG_1312 IMG_1315 IMG_1316 IMG_1374 IMG_1376