TOURISMED PLUS - FISHING TOURISM MODEL MULTIPLIED AND MAINSTREAMED AT MED LEVEL
CLIENT / FUNDING ENTITY:
European Commission, INTERREG MED Program
June 2021 - June 2022
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (ABSTRACT):
TOURISMED project demonstrated that fishing tourism is a replicable response to common challenges of the Interreg MED Programme to find new solutions to threats related to the exhaustion of marine resources and the decline of the artisanal fishing sector.
TOURISMED also demonstrated that the bottleneck for the development of fishing tourism is often the poor alignment of fishing tourism regulations and the real needs of the territories.
In this context, TOURISMED MED PLUS aims to capitalize the fishing Tourism Business Model (BM) proposed under TOURISMED as a theoretical basis for the creation of draft policies for fishing tourism and facilitating the development of fishing tourism in the new receiving territories (Molise, Neum and Ulcini).
The partnership is composed by the three givers (Fundación Valenciaport, PRISM and PETRA PATRIMONIA CORSICA) that will transfer the Tourismed Business Model effectively and accurately, and the givers, the three selected receivers (Azienda Autonoma di Soggiorno e Turismo di Termoli, Municipality of Ulcinj and Municipality of Neum) representing public bodies with direct links to regional and local policy makers, but above all three territories with a great potential for the development of fishing tourism.
In addition, five associated partners will play a key role in the dissemination of the business model and in the support of local policy makers for fishing tourism: the Molise Region, the municipality of Fossacesia, the Corsica Tourism Agency, the Tourism Strategy Agency of the Balearic Islands and the Mediterranean Fishing Tourism Association.
TOURISMED MED PLUS will promote policy reform on the basis of TOURISMED Business Model. This approach will lead to the following results:
Drafts in host territories on reformulation of policies related to fishing tourism.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with policy makers in the receiving territories.
Capacity building of policy makers for the implementation of TOURISMED BM in local/regional policies.
Permanent Policy Forum on fishing tourism.