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Cross-border cooperation network for an open-to-innovation tourism

Project Summary

OPEN TOURISM aims to reinforce cross border public-private cooperation, in order to promote local heritage and favour economic and social development. An innovative strategy will be implemented, based on a new concept of tourism, focusing on a deeper relationship  between visitors and local communities.  An integrated territorial marketing strategy will boost the attractiveness of natural and cultural assets, while innovative products and services will be released to enhance excellences, provide information and offer high quality, customized and off-season tourist services.



Total budget 937.149,25 EUR
EU Contribution IPA co-financing 85%
Duration 2018 / 2020

Main Outputs

-    ‘Open Tourism’ cross border model for sustainable tourism
-    Innovative tourist products and services based on local communities involvement

Project Partnership
Lead Partner
Lead Partner – Unione dei Comuni “Terre del Mare e del Sole” – Fascia orientale della provincia di Taranto (IT) - Contacts: Antonio Mezzolla - unioneterremaresole[at]
Project Partners
  1. Unione dei Comuni delle Sorgenti del Biferno (IT)
  2. Area Marina Protetta Porto Cesareo (IT)
  3. Bashkia Fier (AL)
  4. Qendra per Zhvillim Ekonomik dhe Marrdhenie Nderkombetare (AL)
  5. Prijestonica Cetinje (ME)