DestiMED PLUS Project Final Event

On the 20th and 21st of June 2022, DestiMED Plus will be holding a series of hybrid meetings in Rome and online to celebrate the conclusion of the project.

Given the impending conclusion of the project on the 30th of June 2022, this two-day event will be a great occasion to celebrate the end of DestiMED Plus while discussing the main outcomes and achievements that have been reached in almost three years of work. Many topics will be discussed linked to the project's efforts to propose an alternative and sustainable solution for tourism management in Mediterranean protected areas. DestiMED Plus work focuses on supporting protected areas to develop and commercialise their ecotourism products, while helping them to assess and monitor the product and the sustainability of the destination following the MEET Model.

In addition to this, key testimonials about the lessons learnt throughout the process will be presented by the pilot actions with the objective of reflecting on the challenges and opportunities of managing ecotourism in Mediterranean natural areas. Another fundamental element that will be stressed is DestiMED PLUS work towards integrating conservation and tourism policies. This has led to the creation of the Mediterranean Ecotourism Consortium (MEC), which advocates for integrated ecotourism policies in the Mediterranean basin. The MEC will be an important highlight of the final event, in addition to the presentation of its policy roadmap. 

The BEST MED and DestiMED Plus policy conference will also take place during the event: great attention will be paid to the implementation and governance of the Mediterranean Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (NSTO), which aims at gathering organisations dealing with tourism data monitoring and/or management around the Mediterranean basin to share ideas and tools to collaboratively work in finding sustainable tourism solutions. You can find the provisional agendas attached at the bottom page.

The event will also be the perfect occasion for the project partnership to hold the last meetings of the project. Finally, the MEET Network will take the opportunity to welcome the new organism and members of the organisation and to announce the action plan for 2023. 

All things considered, we are very excited to finally be able to meet in person in Rome and celebrate together the great work that has been done in the framework of this project. 

Do not forget to register here for the online open event on the 21st of June!

 

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