Leader: Marche Regions

Partners: Latin Arc; Sviluppo Marche S.p.A.(IT); (Emilia Romagna Valorazzione Economica Territorio S.p.A.(IT); Central European Initiative (Italia); Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (Hungary), South-Western Finland Regional Council (FInland), Itä-Uusimaa Regional Council (FInland), Klaipedia Agency for Regional Development (Lithuania), Hiiuma County (Estonia), Lorraine Regional Council (France), Cambridgeshire County Council (United Kingdom), Université Livre de Bruxelles (Belgium), EIPA ECR – European Institute for Public Administration European Centre for the Regions (Spain).


Total budget: 1.354.607,79 €

Co-funding (Latin Arc): 43.127,85€

Co-funding (INTERACT EU Programme): 677.303,87€

Contact: Web




Impact of the Lisbon and Gothenburg Strategy on territorial administrations


Project Description

ALSO’s main goal is to establish a link between INTERREG projects and the Lisbon and Gothenburg strategy.

The new regional policy and EU funds distribution for the 2007 – 2013 period have forced territorial actors to focus their efforts on the formulation of projects and proposals that clearly address the priorities outlined in the Lisbon and Gothenburg Strategy through investment in growth, innovation and sustainability.

Out of over 100 projects, the study has identified criteria and indicators that can be useful for the formulation of new projects that can respond effectively to the priorities set for the 2007-2013 programme period through workshops, seminars, best practice exchanges and the launch of a website, among others.


  • To increase the participation of candidate, neighbouring and new member states in the INTERREG programme.

  • To coordinate regional Planning strategies and INTERREG project managers for better transfer of regional planning to the INTERREG programme.

  • To provide evaluation methodologies and indicator groups in order to assess the impact of INTERREG projects.

  • To develop communication tools for better dissemination of INTERREG results at regional, national and European scale.

  • To provide training to regional planners and INTERREG operators and project managers for the development and improvement of regional cooperation activities and territorial promotion activities. 


  • The ALSO project has provided effective tools for the improvement of territorial cooperation

  • It has measured the impact and results of INTERREG projects at a territorial scale.

  •  It has facilitated the exchange of information between local agents and European projects.

  •  It has set the basis for better project development with a greater outreach within the European cooperation framework.

  • It has identified, analysed and valorised more than  100 INTERREG funded projects carried out by Latin Arc members.

  • It has enabled the definition and elaboration of a specific methodology, the design of an online project assessment tool. Through this tool, projects can be analysed prior/upon completion while their adequacy can also be tracked according to the Lisbon Strategy and the programme priorities.

  • It has enabled a new matrix for indicator analysis that encompasses the key factors for the success of these projects. This matrix can be used during the formulation of the project in such a way that working areas and future projects can also be identified.

  •  Many dissemination activities have been carried out in the Latin Arc space – for instance the seminar “Lisbon and Gotebourg Strategy at a local level and the goal of European territorial cooperation”.




We urgently need a joint action of policy makers, private sectors, universities and civil society because the future of tourism must be sustainable

Latin Arc has participated in the European Tourism Day 2017

Latin Arc has participated, as leader of the project INTERREG Bleutourmed_C3, to the event organized by the European Commission "European Tourism Day 2017", that was held in Bruxelles last November 28th

Experiences, challenges and opportunities of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the Mediterranean: Final Seminar of the SSE project

The conference entitled “Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): Innovative Solutions to Development Problems in Mediterranean countries?” was held in Toulouges (France) on December 13. This event was the final seminar of the “Study on Social and Solidarity Economy in the Latin Arc”. Led by the Pyrénées-Orientales Department, the SSE project partnership is comprised of members from all three Latin Arc states – such as France’s CRESS Corsica, Haute Corse and Hérault Departments, Spain’s Tarragona, Granada and Lleida Provincial Councils as well as Italy’s Mantova and Viterbo Provinces. The partnership has been working on the project for two years.


Arco Latino at the General Assembly of UNIMED

Arco Latino will participate in the General Assembly of UNIMED in Paris the 30 and 31 of October 2017.

Making tourism more sustainable! Sharing methodologies for a joint action

In the framework of the activities of the BleuTourMed_C3 the Interreg Med Horizontal Project of the Community on Sustainable Tourism, "Making tourism more sustainable! Sharing methodologies for a joint action” will take place in Athens the 4 and 5 of October 2017.

Arco Latino at the The UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy

In the framework of the UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy - Naples (Italy) on 29-30 November 2017, Arco Latino together with the Chamber of Achaia, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, and ICOMOS will organise the Workshop on Sustainable Tourism.