CROSSDEV waves goodbye: four years of commitment to sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean

August 31, 2023
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Launched in September 2019 and formally closing in August 2023, CROSSDEV – Cultural Routes for Sustainable Social and Economic Development in the Mediterranean – a project co-financed by the European Union through the ENI CBC MED Programme, has reached its end.


The last four years have been filled with challenges and wonderful experiences from which all participants have learned a great deal, both technically and on a human level. The audience that has followed the project over time through news, social media, and the many online and in-person events already knows the stories and successes.


With this last piece of news, the project waves goodbye to all the readers and takes the occasion to thank CISP, the International Committee for the Development of Peoples, the project lead, and all partners – CoopCulture, the Jordan University of Science and Technology, the Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa, the Royal Marine Conservation Society, Palestinian Heritage Trail and the Italian Ministry of Culture. Our partnership has been more than a mere collaboration; it has been an extraordinary bond that has etched an indelible mark.


Profound recognition are also be extended to the two Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe that inspired our model and worked with us until the very end: Iter Vitis and The Phoenicians’ Route and all local organisations, authorities, institutions, and communities that – from Italy to Jordan, from Lebanon to Palestine – enriched our mission with their creativity, guidance, and unwavering commitment. Last but not least, the project is grateful to the European Union, the ENI CBC MED Programme and the JTS Team for believing in its vision and enabling it to scale towering peaks of achievement.

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia