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Mediterranean Experience 
of Eco-Tourism (MEET) 
Luca Santarossa 
Federparchi – Europarc Italy
Overview 
Donor: European Programme “ENPI-CBC 
Mediterranean Basin” 2007-2013 
Budget: 5.000.000,00 € 
Duration: Jan. 2013...
Goals 
 to develop an integrated strategy 
 in order to settle an Eco-Tourism 
Development model for the 
Mediterranean ...
Expected results 
1. Ecotourism Planning Guidelines 
for the Mediterranean 
2. MEET Catalogue of ecotourism 
packages 
3. ...
The Network France: 
- Cevennes 
- Mercantour 
- Port Cros 
Spain: 
- Cap de Creus 
- Aiguamolls 
- Montgrí 
Tunisia: 
- I...
Solution components 
a. A partnership of PA management-related 
Institutions at regional level 
b. A reliable participativ...
Stop, breath and inspire….. 
 Cooperation is better than competition 
 Eco-tourism is more than nature-based tourism 
 ...
How does it work? 
§ Market survey 
§ Capacity building strategy 
§ Packages internal tests (autumn 2014, 
spring 2015) an...
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Mediterranean ecotourism, Luca Santarossa

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A presentation mad during a World Parks Congress event "Welcome Visitors: Making Tourism Work for Protected Areas and Sustainable Development: Part 1 – Critical Success Factors" that took place on 17 November 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Supported by the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group and UNDP

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Mediterranean ecotourism, Luca Santarossa

  1. 1. Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism (MEET) Luca Santarossa Federparchi – Europarc Italy
  2. 2. Overview Donor: European Programme “ENPI-CBC Mediterranean Basin” 2007-2013 Budget: 5.000.000,00 € Duration: Jan. 2013 – Oct. 2015 Location: Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Spain, Tunisia Partnership: Federparchi – Europarc Italy (Lead Partner), Latium and Cataluña Regions, National Parks of France, MedPAN, IUCN “Med” and “ROWA” BOs, Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, Al- Shouf Cedar Society
  3. 3. Goals  to develop an integrated strategy  in order to settle an Eco-Tourism Development model for the Mediterranean area  that boosts a better seasonal distribution of tourism flows,  starting from the “European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas” (ECST) approach,  through the establishment of a network among supply-side stakeholders (Natural Parks)
  4. 4. Expected results 1. Ecotourism Planning Guidelines for the Mediterranean 2. MEET Catalogue of ecotourism packages 3. MEET Network 4. Six local clusters of ecotourism-related SMEs
  5. 5. The Network France: - Cevennes - Mercantour - Port Cros Spain: - Cap de Creus - Aiguamolls - Montgrí Tunisia: - Ickheul Italy: - Monte Rufeno - Sinis peninsula - Dune Costiere - Appennino Lucano Jordan: - Dana - Ajloun - Mujib Lebanon: - Al Shouf - Jabal Moussa - Tyre Coast Malta: - Majjistral Greece: - Samaria - Karpathos and Saria
  6. 6. Solution components a. A partnership of PA management-related Institutions at regional level b. A reliable participative planning tool (European Charter for Sustainable Tourism) c. A marketing-oriented approach d. Capitalization
  7. 7. Stop, breath and inspire…..  Cooperation is better than competition  Eco-tourism is more than nature-based tourism  Coordination at regional level  Improving capacities in tourism planning and management  Increasing involvement of local communities and esp. of economic actors
  8. 8. How does it work? § Market survey § Capacity building strategy § Packages internal tests (autumn 2014, spring 2015) and fam-trip (autumn 2015)  http://www.medecotourism.org/  http://www.meetnetwork.org/  http://www.european-charter.org/home/

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