The westMED Assistance Mechanism participated in the event on May 6 2021 organised by the Sustainable Tourism Community where the importance of replicability and transferability of EU funded projects was highlighted – including the importance of strengthening ties and opportunities with Southern partners. It was also noted that the assistance Mechanism is actively engaged in supporting stakeholders to extend the benefits that are coming out of a number of projects on sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean.
The MED Sustainable Tourism Community counts on a group of 17 Associated partners (networks, actors participating in Mediterranean initiatives, tourism stakeholders, academia) with the role of ensuring links with other initiatives and to enlarge the impacts and the scope of the dissemination, transferring and capitalisation activities. The main questions discussed the event are:
- The identification of synergies with existing initiatives of participating organizations
- Identification of collaboration among organization and the MED Community
- Involvement in the the transferring & capitalization of activities
During the meeting on the Sustainable Tourism community, reference has been made to the following catalogue on the most important outputs of the projects implemented within the Sustainable Tourism Community (STC) of the INTERREG MED 2014- 2020 programme (https://sustainable-tourism.interreg-med.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/Sites/Sustainable_Tourism/horizontal_project/ST_Deliverables_IP_2/ST_IP2_WP4/4.3.2.Community_Catalogue/_CAT_ST_full_35MPs_WEB.pdf