RESTART MED!: Over two years of dedication to sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean


Launched in September 2021 and officially closing in September 2023, RESTART MED! – REvitalization of Sustainable Tourism Across Regions in The MEDiterranean – a project co-financed by the European Union through the ENI CBC MED Programme, has come to its conclusion.

These past two years have been marked by both challenges and enriching experiences, from which we have all gained significant technical and personal insights. The community that has followed our journey through news, social media, and the numerous online and offline events we have organized is already familiar with all the successful stories and accomplishments that make us proud. To retrace the whole path, our project’s story, anyone can simply take a look at the different sections of this page, from news to events, from videos to documents; and also browse our Instagram and Twitter accounts.    

With this last piece of news, we want to wave goodbye to all our readers and take the occasion to thank CISP, the International Committee for the Development of Peoples, the project lead, and all partners – the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, the Catalan Tourism Board, the American University of Beirut, the Jordan University of Science and Technology, and WWF Mediterranean North Africa. Our partnership has been more than a mere collaboration; it has been an extraordinary bond that has etched an indelible mark.

We also extend heartfelt appreciation to the four ENI CBC MED funded standard project members – CROSSDEV, Med Pearls, MED GAIMS, and MEDUSA projects – for their support in implementing RESTART MED! activities, in addition to the numerous Mediterranean initiatives that joined forces with us.

We also must mention all local organisationsauthoritiesinstitutions, and communities that – from Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisa and Spain – enriched our mission with their creativity, guidance, and unwavering commitment.

Last but not least, we are grateful to the European Union, the ENI CBC MED Programme and the JTS Team for believing in our vision and enabling us to scale towering peaks of achievement.

Yes, the curtains draw to a close on the RESTART MED! project, yet its legacy thrives, and its model, ideas, and outcomes will keep paving the way towards a better future for territories and their communities across the Mediterranean and beyond.

During these past two years, we've had the privilege of meeting and establishing connections with exceptional professionals whom we are confident will carry forward the spirit of RESTART MED! in the years to come.

RESTART MED! legacy will continue as well via the MED Sustainable tourism platform and the MED Sustainable tourism LinkedIn group. We encourage you all to check the platform’s products, upload your products into the platform and keep in touch with the community via the networking group.

NB: This project's page and our social media will not be updated after today. If you wish to get in touch with us, please, contact our project's leader CISP at