What we do
MEDFEST general objective is to create or improve existing strategies relating to sustainable tourism development within the traditional MED small-scale culinary sector. Main aim is to develop sustainable culinary experiences, primarily in rural costal hinterland as a powerful tool to promote “alternative” and sustainable tourist destinations in MED space. Sustainable culinary experiences are alternative tourist food-products that are traditional, respect the local environment and local producers and appeal to the visitors desire for authenticity.
The goal of sustainable tourist offer is not just to attract new visitors but also to increse economic activity in/during the off-season, promote social development of coastal „hinterland“ rural areas and safeguard culinary heritage and awaresess raising on the importance of local produce, processing and knowledge.
General objective of the MEDFEST project will fully contribute to the programme Specefic Objective 3.1: To enhance the development of a sustainable and responsible coastal and maritime tourism in the MED area.
Objectives of the MEDFEST project:
1. To find linkages between culinary heritage and sustainable forms of tourism
2. To design new tourist offer in the coastal hinterland and bring sustainable development in off-season months
3. To integrate MED culinary experiences in existing plans and to safeguard it as part of a comon European heritage