Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia team up for archeological sites

Project seeks to increase tourist flows by 10% in long term

10 April, 10:11

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    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS - Safeguard, valorisation and quality management of archaeological sites: this is the general goal of the EU-funded ARCHEOMEDSITES project. The new initiative gathers 11 public and private actors of the cultural sector from Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia, and is coordinated by the Italian Ministry for cultural heritage and tourism.
    Over a period of two years, according to the Enpi website (www.enpi-info.eu), ARCHEOMEDSITES will seek to develop the strategic planning capacities of central and local institutions in the management of selected archaeological and historical sites, through the exchange of know-how and good practices.
    Among the expected results are the implementation of governance and maintenance plans for archaeological sites and the stronger management skills for relevant staff. In the long term, tourist flows in the target sites should be increased by 10%.
    The ARCHEOMEDSITES project, promoted by the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Programme, runs from January 2014 to December 2015. Activities will take place in Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia: mutual experiences, complementarities and common needs will be benchmarked and shared at the benefit of all three countries' heritage, which will be enhanced thanks to the adoption of concrete management and maintenance plans.
    The ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme is a multilateral cross-border cooperation programme funded by the European Union under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. It aims at reinforcing cooperation between the EU and partner countries' regions located along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea (ANSAmed).

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