MedStrategy project is a project financed through the EU MED Programme. It aims at improving and address territorial governance of Med rural areas towards sustainability through an innovative integrated Planning Model (PM). The process will focus on 3 themes:
The project started in June 2010 and it will end in May 2012.
The project involves rural territories of the Mediterranean area, in Italy, Spain, Greece, and Malta. The involved areas are: the territory of Tindari-Nebrodi including 16 Municipalities in the Province of Messina (Sicily); the territory of Archanon-Asterousion Municipality including 59 communities in the Prefecture of Heraklion (Crete); the territory of Teruel including 10 Municipalities within the Teruel Province (Aragon); the territory around Pembroke which will be "project leader" for the Majjstral Local Council including 13 Municipalities in the District of Northern Harbour (Malta Majjstral).
Diagnosis of the involved territories: assessment of the 3 dimensions of sustainability (economic-social-environmental) through appropriate indicators and using GIS applications, for identifying trends and conditions, root causes of problems.
Diagnosis of the institutional framework: audit of local authorities governance systems for identifying weaknesses and strengths of the present institutional system; review of success governance modes and tools.
Establishment of communities participation process through the setting up of local forums that involve key actors and local stakeholders (citizens, local administrators and decision makers, opinion leaders, business sector operators, tourism providers, professional associations, environmental associations, civil society groups etc.) in order to elaborate and produce a common vision of future and shared "green economy" strategies.
Drawing up of 4 Local Pilot Operative Plans (LPOPs) for the integrated development oriented to sustainability of rural areas: LPOPs will be scheduled following strategic axes and objectives. For each strategic axis innovative and integrated actions will be pointed out. The technical and administrative tools, the financial sources/tools and the key actors requested for the implementation of each action will be defined as well as actions' time schedule.
Definition of the Transnational Local Development Methodology (TLDM) for sustainable development in Mediterranean rural areas.
Drawing up of 4 key interventions aimed at the social and economic development of the involved rural areas.
Intermunicipal Consortium "Tindari-Nebrodi", Tindari (ME)