Terra Nostra

Leader: Aude Departmental Council


Main partners: Jaén Provincial Council, Barcelona Provincial Council

Mallorca Island Council, Lleida Provincial Council, Salerno Provincial Council, Spezia Province, Hérault Departmental Council, Oristano Province, Gard Departmental Council, Tarragona Provincial Council.

Associated Partners/Observers: TenVilles - IAAM, Novara Province, Technical Partners (external) : Association MQTE, PURPLE, Terres en Villes (FRA), Montpellier Agriculture Institute.

Period: 2009-2014 

Budget: 40.000 euros

Co-funding (Latin Arc): 18.540 euros





Project description

Drawing on previous experiences from the “Pays Cathares” project, Terra Nostra explores an economic model for sustainable development in Mediterranean territories – the so-called Quality Territorial Marks – with the goal of developing the economy and fighting the effects and consequences of the financial crisis.


  • To analyse and define the common regional challenges in the Latin Arc space.

  • To produce a summary with results of the project

  • To create a reference document on  the procedures related to Territorial Quality Marks for all the Latin Arc members wishing to launch Territorial Quality Marks initiatives.

  • To reinforce the management of Territorial Quality in the participating networks (PURPLE, Terres en Villes, Latin Arc)

  • To host a final seminar/conference in order to disseminate the findings

  • To form new partnerships and to launch a new European project so as to control and increase the impact of the pilot initiative.

  • Short-term goals: to exchange experiences related to Territorial Quality Marks in the Latin Arc.

  • Long-term goal: to valorise specific features in Territorial Quality Marks and gain recognition from European institutions (potential new common Mediterranean mark to gain official EU-wide recognition).


  • Exchange of best practices

  • Elaboration of a study/publication

  • Conference in Carcassone – 2011.



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.