Leader: Latin Arc and its partners

Partners: Sousse City Council, Barcelona Provincial Council and Aude Departmental Council

Period: 2013-2015

Budget: 62.500 € 

Co-funding (Sousse City Council): 12.500€

Co-funding (Latin Arc): 50.000 € 



MADEL – Development of local products in the city of Sousse


Project Description

Promotion and development of Sousse’s local economy (increase in employment, promotion of social inclusion, reinforcement of local institutions, participation and articulation of territorial actors).


  • To develop cooperation between local administrations from both shores of the Mediterranean (North/South).

  • To exchange best practices in the field of regional economic development

  • To jointly define a central development focus for local products as well as to reinforce the short distribution channel.

  • To launch initiatives for the promotion of employment

  •  To reinforce the City’s capacities for the management of the local economy.


 Planned actions:

  • Diagnosis and analysis of local products and their distribution chains in the Sousse region.

  • Mission to Sousse with the aim of providing professional technical assitance and support to the city’s local administration and socio-economic actors for institutional strengthening and local economic development.

  • Technical visits.  Officers and socio-economic actors from the city of Sousse will have the opportunity to visit some of the Latin Arc local administrations. In doing so, they shall become acquainted with successful experiences in the marketing of local goods from these territories.

  • Final seminar: presentation of best practices in the Latin Arc space (economic development – selling (marketing of local products, civil society and citizen participation). Political and technical recommendations for Tunisia and development of future partnerships and “follow-up” actions.



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.