ETAP Paphos taking part in European ecological route project
09:05 - 06 February 2024
Within the framework of the Interreg Euro MED European programme entitled 'MED-Routes', representatives of the Tourist Development and Promotion Company of Paphos (ETAP) are visiting the city of Faenza, Italy for the project partners' opening meeting.
An ETAP announcement says the aim of the project is to strengthen the sustainable cultural tourism of the Mediterranean, through the creation of ecological routes within the European Cultural Routes.
According to the announcement, the general objective of the MED-Routes project is to create and transmit a Mediterranean model of sustainable tourism in 4 cultural routes in the Mediterranean region and to create a specific model of Mediterranean "slow tourism" that has its roots in common heritage of four Mediterranean cultural routes.
The 4 cultural routes are: 1) Ceramics Cultural Route 2) Phoenician Cultural Route 3) Olive Streets and 4) European Federation of Napoleonic Cities.
The project involves eight European partners from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Greece, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Cyprus and the visit to Faenza is taking place from 6 to 8 February.
The project is 85% funded by the European Union. The duration of the program is 27 months and the project budget amounts to one million euros. The fund allocated to ETAP Paphos amounts to €130,000, the announcement concludes.