What we do

WINTER MED aims to deliver an integrated transnational strategy for the development of all year round sustainable and responsible tourism in Mediterranean island destinations, through joint planning and cooperation between involved regions.

The project will implement capacity building and policy learning, supported by a transnational exchange of experiences and capitalisation actions to facilitate the transition from the current summer overexploitation of insular destinations to an alternative, sustainable, all year round use of territories.

The project is divided into two phases:

The first phase combines the results of key projects and related pilot experiences and case studies to deliver a joint transnational WINTER MED strategy and transfers the lessons learned into Regional Action Plans in 6 partners territories: Tuscany, Cyprus, South Aegean, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Corse and Balearic Islands.

The Regional Action Plans will be co-designed in two phases, the first one focusing on policy learning process and continuous social dialogue in partners regions and the second on transnational networking and policy exchange between partners and their regional stakeholders. 

The second phase capitalises the main results through their mainstreaming into regional policies and extension to other MED and EU regions.



The TOOLBOX is an open instrument where you can find a plethora of good practices gathered by WINTER MED project concerning sustainable and responsible tourism in the Mediterranean island destinations.

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WINTER MED Strategy for all year round sustainable and responsible tourism in Mediterranean island destinations promotes the transition from the 3S (Sea-Sun-Sand) tourism of insular tourist destinations during the summer to an alternative, sustainable, all-year round use of these territories, by delivering the tools for changing and upgrading one of the key sectors of the Mediterranean area.

Competence building, diversification, financial support, integration and participation are the main priorities of the Strategy, that delivers also specific roadmaps for the regions involved .

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