Flagship actions – Description

Sustainable tourism is a driving factor for the valorisation of coastal and underwater heritage. The biggest emphasis is on how to link inland and coastal tourism/heritage valorisation strategies through cultural routes. Indicative actions shall be: common standards and protocols for Cultural Routes; umbrella strategy to avoid over tourism and rethink sustainable tourism in the post-pandemic scenario. Smart tourism and transversal themes (like gastronomy) can pave the way for stronger complementarity.

Flagship actions: 

- Sustainable Tourism Destination DES-AIR

- Energy transition and responsible tourism

- Education and Sustainable Tourism

Supporting Programmes

- Italy-Croatia

- Italy-Slovenia

- Central Europe


- Greece - Italy

- IPA CBC South Adriatic (Italy Albania-Montenegro)

- IPA Adriatic Ionian

- Slovenia - Croatia

- IPA Greece Albania

- IPA Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Montenegro

- Greece-North Macedonia

Specific objectives involved

SO 1.3 Enhancing growth and competitiveness of SMEs and job creation in SMEs

SO 1.4 Developing skills for smart specialisation, industrial transition and entrepreneurship

SO 2.4 Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience taking into account eco-system based approaches

SO 2.1 Promoting energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

SO 2.6 Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy

SO 4.6 Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism in economic development, social inclusion, and social innovation

Documents and figures

Members and participants

Members of the Managing Authorities and Joint Secretariats of the ETC programs of the working group.


Contact person

Technical assistance Facility Point

Technical assistance EUSAIR Stakeholder Platform - Facility Point Italy (Marche Regional Authority)

- Sijana Veledar  

- Michele Giovenali