Innovation centres in the Med region


Leader: Novara Province

Partners: Lleida Provincial Council, Tarragona Provincial Council

Associated partners and observers: Girona Provincial Council, Lebanon’s BIAT Business Incubation Association 


Funding: 90.420,79 euros

Co-funding (Latin Arc): 35.112,50 euros





Innovation Centres in the Mediterranean

Project Description & Goals

The project aims to identify and analyse local development initiatives carried out by private or mixed companies in order to foster research and innovation in local and provincial administrations.



  • The Novara Province participated in an ENPI MED project proposal entitled “Innovation Clusters in the Mediterranean” led by the Ragusa Province.

  • Participation in a project proposal led by the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, which was submited to the Med Programme (innovation policies in the renewable energy sector).

  • Capitalisation of project results through the participation of the Novara Province in the formation of a cluster in the framework of the Med Programme.

  • Synergies with the European Chemical Regions Network and other local and European partners.



  • Elaboration of a study

  • Exchange of best practices

  • Publication of results

  • Final conference in Novara



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.