Project Meeting Florence

18 January 2018

The 6th Mitomed+ project meeting in Florence was an event full of elements, where both the project partners and the representatives of various institutions of the Tuscany Region and the Municipalities participating in the pilot actions of the project, participated. Once again it was emphasized the importance of a coordination of sustainable and responsible M&C tourism strategies between territories at the transnational level, through cooperation and joint planning, and the sharing of experiences.

The discussion continued on the Mitomed Plus Open Platform as a knowledge support tool, the relevance of connections of Pilot 1 with other Eu level initiatives, also with the ETIS (European Tourist Indicators System) and the UNWTO INSTO Network.

Within the agenda of the dissemination event of April 2018 in Malaga there will be the possibility to exchange with these initiatives and to try to maximize the use of official information for the System of Indicators.

The meeting continued on Pilot 2, where the various partners presented their chosen locations and projects for the implemention of green beaches. The Pilot 2, Green Beach Model is an example of how to add value and quality to the tourist resources, in this case the beaches, and improve accessibility, without affecting the environment. The meeting ended with the emphasis on the importance to continue with the subsequent phases of transfer and capitalization of the project.