A competition will enable French-speaking start-ups and SMEs to present their innovations to protect the Mediterranean and its coastline

The new Act on Tourist Boards and Promotion of Croatian Tourism modeled on destination management organisations and at the participation level, has entered into force in the Republic of Croatia, on...

Every year, the Calanques National Park (Marseille) welcomes about 2 million visitors. With the Regional Agency for the Environment (ARPE), the Park has established the "Life Habitats Calanques"...



INHERIT is a 4 year project that aims to conserve and valorise natural heritage in MED coastal and maritime tourist destinations, alleviating the adverse effects of overcapacity tourism in these areas through the promotion of sustainable tourism. The project will test and deploy a new approach in promoting  sustainable tourism that includes:

  • A novel mix of measures (e.g. ICZM-MSP integration, “bottom-up” waste management initiatives) to protect its natural heritage from mass tourism effects (excess construction & waste, desertification-erosion, exceeded capacity of specific destinations, tourism seasonality);
  • A strategy of transnational cooperation to form a network of MED areas, namely INHERITURA areas, which will prioritise the enhanced protection of their natural heritage as an asset to develop sustainable tourism activities (e.g. sea caving in the MED, MED inland tourism itineraries, remote islands activities) and to ensure responsible development.



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