Archeomed sites project

Ministry of cultural heritage and activities and tourism
Key objectives of the measure:

Enhancement of cultural heritage resources in the Mediterranean through the creation of an interactive network for the integrated management of archaeological and artistic sites undervalued, designed to stimulate the artistic and cultural heritage and economic - related activities of the territories.
The project target groups are:
• Universities and research institutes in the field of management and conservation of cultural heritage.
• Economic operators in the cultural and tourism sector.


Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

Beyond all political, social and economic border, the Mediterranean countries share a common heritage consists of a similar archaeological and architectural heritage. To fully exploit the potential offered by this Mediterranean heritage, to enhance the management of cultural sites and exploit undervalued, ArcheoMed resource focuses on developing an integrated regional policy, based on a concept of a "Mediterranean Cultural District", with a view to promote shared ideas and initiatives based on a single communication and marketing strategy.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The multilateral cross-border cooperation "Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme" is part of the new European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and of its financing instrument (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument-ENPI) for the 2007-2013 period: it aims at reinforcing cooperation between the European Union (EU) and partner countries regions placed along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

14 participating countries, which represent 76 territories and around 110 million people, are eligible under the Programme: Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Palestinian Authority, Portugal, Spain, Syria and Tunisia.

The Operational Programme, approved on August 14, 2008 by European Commission decision C (2008) 4242, establishes a strategic framework of 4 Priorities jointly defined by the participating countries:
1) promotion of socio-economic development and enhancement of territories
2) promotion of environmental sustainability at basin level
3) promotion of better conditions and modalities for ensuring the mobility of persons, goods and capitals
4) promotion of cultural dialogue and local governance.

Archeomedsites expects to:

-Create a common system of valorization, preservation and management of the areas is Identified through the realization of a study document of the interested areas (Jordan, Palestinian Territories, Sicily).

-Conservation and management policies for the sites are enhanced and economic-related activities, in particular tourism, are promoted through the creation of a network of the territories, supported by an interactive electronic platform of services for actors and stakeholders.

-Strategic Planning Agreement on conservation and management policies is agreed upon and signed by the universities of the partner countries in consultation with local, regional and national authorithies.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

1.793.806,88 euro (total amount enpi-cbc Euroean Union Program).

48.167,96 euro (Italian MIBACT co-financing)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)