The Mediterranean is under threat due to the inappropriate practice and development associated with mass tourism.
As a consequence areas of high tourist attraction in coastal cities are reaching their limit on carrying capacity, with a direct impact not only on the urban environment but on key elements that define MED Culture.In this context, ALTER ECO enhances the local sustainable development of tourism by promoting Mediterranean Identity through the implementation of alternative tourist strategies in 6 pilots co-designed and implemented by public and private stakeholders.
The project provides the opportunity of testing, in representative MED cities, used as LIVING LAB, existing methodologies and tools arisen in previous high impact projects in the field of sustainable tourism or proposed by key stakeholders, with the aim of reaching holistic and realistic tourist strategies at local and regional level that allow transferability in the MED territory.
Project results will support policy makers to make more informed and integrated decisions for the governance and management of tourism in the Mediterranean and at the same time will enhance the coordination of actions between public and private stakeholders towards the implementation of the raised strategies in order to create new business opportunities.
ALTER ECO will contribute to improve knowledge and decision making capacities, including a better use of observation, monitoring and planning in the field of sustainable tourism.
The Mediterranean is under threat due to the inappropriate practice and development associated with mass tourism.
The sport community faces several risks that threaten its integrity.
To face them, a collaborative partnership of 7 EU public and private organisations, following a participatory approach involving all concerned stakeholders, proposes a specific response: the Ethics4Sports (E4S) project.
The partnership covers Spain, Italy, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
The main objective of E4S is to develop innovative mechanisms to promote ethics in grassroots sports and ensure its effective enforcement, by enhancing the capacities and skills of sporting bodies and allowing them to give more efficient responses to risks threatening the integrity of sport.In order to achieve the general objective of the project, PPs will pursue the fulfilment of the following specific objectives:
- develop and/or improve new Codes of Ethics for sporting bodies to spread ethical values in sport, following an inclusive and cross-cutting approach;
- develop a set of verifiable indicators to facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of the Codes of Ethics’ enforcement;
- effectively enforce the Codes of Ethics developed and make the most of new technologies (through the so-called “Ethics App”) to fulfil this aim, by conducting pilot tests;
- test, monitor and evaluate the enforcement of the Code of Ethics, hence gathering lessons learned for replicability around Europe;
- set-up a public-private network of institutions aiming to cooperate in the field of ethics in sport and identifying new members to be engaged in the future and enrich the alliances
The overall objective of the proposed project is to encourage positive educational values in team & individual grassroots sports among children and youth.
The specific objectives of the proposed project are:
- Creation of a integrated methodology enforcing positive values in individual sports, based on the pre-existing Green Play methodology for team sports;
- Implementation of Green Play methodology for Team and Individual Sports through pilot tests involving schoolchildren from 5 to 18 years old, featuring the use of new technologies;
- Monitoring and assessment of behavioural changes in the target groups and gathering of lessons learned for replicating in other parts of Europe;
- Identification and networking with organisations working in the promotion of positive educational values in sport and through the practice of sport; The proposed project seeks to fight all forms of intolerance, discrimination and violence by promoting positive educational values in sports and through sports. Green Play is an alternative and innovative methodology implemented by Baix-Llobregat Sports Council based in Catalonia, Spain, since 2013 and represents a radical departure from the current model of scoring system in school sport competitions.
The PPACT (Public Procurement and Cross-border Tendering) project aims to rapidly elevate SME public sector tendering skills and equip them to participate in cross-border bidding teams focused on tapping into the Smart City sector.
The European Partner on the EC Funded ‘Public Procurement and Cross Border Tendering ‘ (PPACT) will meet to further the PPACT Programme including the development of partner training courses and plan future B2B events for 125 companies to allow them partner up for and tender on future National and Regional Government opportunities, particularly in the ‘Smart Cities’ areas such as Waste, Water, Transport, Energy etc.
The project intends to contribute to the overarching goal of improving sport accessibility to all, focusing in facilitating the sustainable development of Adaptive Surfing by:
1. Holding for the very first time a summit of adaptive surfing in the EU;
2. Enhancing education and raising awareness in general on sport for youngsters with an impairment and on adaptive surfing specifically as a new adaptive sport that includes sharing the experiences with youngsters without a disability.
The project objectives are:
1. Improve the European Adaptive Surfing Network
2. Increase the number of people with an impairment practicing adaptive surfing in Europe by the implementation of daily programs: Italy implemented a summer program; Portugal implemented a yearly program.
3. Increase the variety of different impairment practicing adaptive surfing. As Visual Impairment in the Italian program and Physical Impairment in Portugal Program.
4. Improve the live for people with impairments.
5. Exchange of knowledge between European Adaptive Surfing Instructors, to improve the teaching methods, safety and equipment.
6. To empower Adaptive Surfing at European and International level in First European Adaptive Surfing Seminar.
The general objective of EU4SportsClusters Alliance is to implement and test a Joint Internationalization Strategy for a European Strategic Sport Clusters Partnership (ESSCP), maximizing the potential of its cross-sectoral nature, developing new value chains and exploiting international opportunities for SMEs, specially those existing in third markets outside the EU.
The ESSCP is made of 4 Sport Clusters (INDESCAT, Sport and Technology, Flanders’ Bike Valley and Cluster Montagne) and EPSI, covering 4 countries (Belgium, France, Netherlands and Spain), and proposes an innovative approach to exploit the cross-sectoral nature of the sports industry and brings a new vision to the industry.
It defines one final consumer (the sports practitioner) and three main value chains that deliver products and services to these consumers:
i) sport events
ii) sport facilities &
iii) consumer goods and services.
Building from these value chains and its segmentation, the project will focus on its interaction with 6 traditional sectors:
v) construction and vi) textile.
The Joint Internationalization Strategy will target three (3) third countries, carefully selected taking into account previous market research and consensus with sport clusters’ SMEs. These markets are the USA, Japan and China.
EU4SportsClusters Alliance will have a direct impact on 5 clusters and 823 clusters’ members (493 SMEs and 330 other institutions, such as big companies, technological and research centres, universities, etc.).
The main objective of TASEM (Training Athletes for Sports Events Management) project is to promote and support dual careers for athletes by setting up a transnational network of stakeholders that will develop a platform for the training of athletes in the management and organization of sport events, hence contributing to their employability.
Through the collaboration of a transnational partnership comprised of 15 partners covering 9 countries, the project will conceive and develop a Dual Career Training Programme In Sports Events Management (TPISEM), delivered by the academic organizations integrated in the consortium and targeting 30 athletes and 15 coaches affiliated to the Olympic Committees and National Federations involved.
Thus, the partnership brings together a range of key stakeholders jointly working for the strategic development of new educational and training opportunities for athletes in the field of sport management, notably around sports events, which will also benefit from the programme and develop a greater social legacy.
The project will focus on the euro-mediterrenean region, making the most of the Mediterranean Games to be hold in the city of Tarragona in 2017 (running from 30th June to 9th July 2017).
Hiking Europe’s main objective is to promote a transational network of rural touristic routes structured in several hiking itineraries across Europe.
The partnership gathers 8 members from 6 different EU countries: Spain (Catalonia), Italy (Emilia- Romagna), Croatia (Dubrovnik-Neretva), Ireland (Donegal), Austria and Germany.
In total, this represents 1.170 km of hiking routes in 4 different EU countries.
Participant regions gather with a common interest of developing an alternative approach to masstourism, based on either the “Sun and sand” model of large concentration of visitors in specific locations (Cities, etc.).
This differentiation will allow the development of tourism at a territorial level, spreading the benefits across the territory, promoting cohesion, sustainability and local community participation.
Therefore, HikingEurope addresses the issue of tourism diversification in European regions that have traditionally focused on mass tourism but are willing to commit with a more sustainable, responsible and high-quality alternative approach based in less explored areas, specifically in rural locations.
To conclude, this project also contributes to territorial balance and cohesion by fostering local economic development in areas traditionally less exposed to international tourism.
The main objective of the GMI project is to develop an integrated and environmentally sound waste management system, ensuring treatment and recycling, through exploitation of innovative technologies and sustainable methods for waste treatment and recycling with the support of an awareness campaign and communication program.The target group - mainly schools and university students - will benefit from an incentive based recycling activity. They will recycle their empty containers using the RVM in return for points generated by the machine itself and will then redeem their points for rewards based on a redemption scheme that will be implemented throughout the project.An estimated amount of 20 tons of used bottles and cans will be collected through RVMs that are placed in schools and universities across the 6 participating countries of the Mediterranean Area. These machines will be centrally connected via GPRS to an online reporting system.
SHAAMS will facilitate the take up of solar technologies by raising public awareness on energy efficiency through the transferability and implementation of good practices in legal, regulatory, economic, organizational issues and new financing mechanisms. Therefore, SHAAMS will define and implement a series of actions, by identifying and highlighting the opportunities and potentialities of solar energy solutions for the social and economic development of the region covered by the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. The project will rely on a collaborative approach between partners while facilitating the exchange of data (indicators) between public administration bodies, research centers, universities, firms and agents of the civil society and allowing the consortium to analyze the needs, expectations and requirements of all the actors and to provide solutions coherent with all the agents’ needs.
In order to achieve these objectives the SHAAMS project will be conceived as a threefold action project divided in terms of activity:
- SHAAMS Policy Accelerator: Policy support actions will be implemented in order to identify innovative solutions, solar energy strategies and to generate a unified approach towards a long term policy perspective for solar energy development.
- SHAAMS Enterprise and Research Accelerator: Fostering market support structures and new procedures for the development of a reliable market for solar energy
- SHAAMS Social Accelerator: The activities conceived in the section will address societal agents and intend to promote a cultural and behavioral change towards solar energy among society.