Restaura - the past's future

Leader: Viterbo Province and restauration centre

Partners: Pyrénées-Orientales Departmental Council, Tarragona Provincial Council and restoration centres in both regions.

Associated Partners:   Alessandria Province

Period: 2011-2013

Total budget:    50.000 €

Co-funding (Latin Arc): 15.000 €



The past’s future: cooperation network among Latin Arc restoration centres.


Project Description

Human and resource network for the improvement of restoration and the promotion of employment in this sector. Through this project, the European and Mediterranean dimensions of the restoration sector have been developed as well.Goals

The project has the following goals:

1) The creation of a transnational network for the restoration of cultural goods  and lifelong training.

2) The promotion and exchange of best practices in the restoration of cultural goods

3) The promotion of skilled jobs in this field

4) Replication of a communication model for the promotion of the European cultural heritage among young people.


  • Exchange of best practices, drafting of surveys, data collection and compilation

  • Exchange between restoration experts from the participating regions – Technical visits to Tortosa, Viterbo and Perpignan.

  • Summary of results

  • Conference in Tarragona (dissemination and exchange of information, reflection)



  • Final publication


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.

4th Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean in Tangiers: territorial diplomacy for concrete cooperation actions in the Mediterranean.

The 4th Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean was held in Tangiers on Nov 30th. Political representatives from several Mediterranean countries joined the political round table in order to discuss the role of local and regional governments in the construction of Mediterranean diplomacy.

Latin Arc New Website Out Now!

The Latin Arc brand new website is out now! Our new site presents readers with an improved design that contains 7 sections covering the latest news and events, former and on-going projects, policy actions and partnerships.



Save the date: Kick-off meeting of the Thematic Community on Sustainable Tourism to be held in Marseille on March 16-17th

The kick-off meeting of the Thematic Community on Sustainable Tourism will be held in Marseille on March 16-17th.

Latin Arc to host “European Cooperation Projects Workshop Day” on Feb. 23rd in Barcelona

The Latin Arc will host the European Cooperation Projects Workshop Day on February 23rd in Barcelona. The event will be comprised of several preparatory workshops for the submission of projects to the upcoming EU funding calls.

First working meeting of the ES-EM-CIA and EMPL-ECO-MED projects to be held Lleida on February 7th

Latin Arc will participate in the first working meeting of the ES-EM-CIA and EMPL-ECO-MED projects. These two initiatives, which were approved last October in Latin Arc’s call for projects, focus on issues of employment and entrepreneurship in rural areas.