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We follow globalised ecology- geomancy principles that prioritize a greater environmental protection.

For MED project is Geomancy a modern environmentally responsible research approach which combines knowledge ofEcology geobiology, urbanism and architecture, geography, natural, culturalheritage, sacred geography, anthropology , sociology, humanism, transpersonal psychology, environmental and spiritual science and geophysicsinterdisciplinarily - and connects them with source of traditional knowledge ofancient ancestral wisdom and new discoveries of science.

A holistic approach is characterized by a MED platform in an integrated studywith potential and problems of MED environment.
The present spatial patterns geomancy analisy multifaceted characteristics reflect the characteristics of the environment,addressing the impact of tourism transport. This is achieved the ability to conserving and givingvalue to natural and cultural heritage, maintaining and enhancing community prosperity and quality of life and transformation negative trends into positive.

Europe 2020 Strategy             http://interreg-med.eu/en/first-call-for-project-proposals/

Sustainable tourism as a key driver for growth while protecting the natural and cultural assets

Tourism is an economic and social asset that simultaneously creates high pressures on the environ-ment. Sustainable tourism managed in an integrated way is the clue for protecting natural and cultural assets while using them as an economic force.

Sustainable tourism, as a transversal systemic theme by excellence, can contribute to reach Europe 2020 Strategy objectives. Developing sustainable tourism will contribute to enhance Europe’s competetiti-veness while reducing environmental pressures and protecting its natural and cultural assets.

The MED's disposition comprises of Europe's attributes discernible at the lower levels of its organism.

In case Europe's interlock within the MED loosens and Europe's focus is overly redirected out of the MED area, then first signs of Europe's cultural endangerment will begin to emerge.

Key challenges for the sustainability of EU tourism:

1. Reducing the seasonality of demand

2. Addressing the impact of tourism transport

3. Improving the quality of tourism jobs

4. Maintaining and enhancing community prosperity and quality of life, in the face of change

5. Minimizing resource use and production of waste

6. Conserving and giving value to natural and cultural heritage

7. Making holidays available to all

8. Tourism as a tool in global sustainable development

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Protecting and promoting Mediterranean natural and cultural resources.

The Priority Axis 3 aims to reduce the potential impact of human activities on environmental and cultural heritage and ensure a better protection of natural resources. It grants a specific attention to maritime and coastal areas and water management that represent key challenges in Mediterranean regions.

Geomancy – holistic ecology approach to nature space ecosystem detected throughconscious mirror like geometry by human beings. Along with detection of landscapeat geology and geography levels holistic research discovers landscape's healing properties at spiritual and energy levels. This gives us insight into the area's nature sources of vitality, identity of archetypepotential and starting points of growth. Geomancy map is the result anddetermines the area's vitality points and meridians of energy. Study/Disclosure of naturespace vitality & energy potentials, and their inclusion into growthguidelines, sustainable planning of green infrastructure in cooperation with tourism.

An integrated and eco-systemic approach for sustainable and responsible tourism in the Mediterranean area:

As previously mentioned, coastal and marine areas provide important economic and social benefits to citizens (food, employment, carbon storage, and coastal hazard protection amongst others). However, the capacity of these areas to provide benefits is increasingly hampered by the lack of preservation of natural capital and the unbalanced use of coastal and marine space. In order to restore and sustain critical monetary and social/cultural ecosystem services, a framework for the integrated governance of coastal and marine areas is necessary. Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) are the two acknowledged approaches to promote sustainable development in coastal and marine areas. The European Commission and the United Nations, notably the Mediter-ranean strand UNEP-MAP (Mediterranean Action Plan for the Barcelona Convention) with its Regional Activity Centres Blue Plan (for Sustainable Management) and Priority Actions Programme PAC/RAC (for Coastal Management), implementing the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development, are committed in promoting these approaches in the Mediterranean area

To enhance the development of a sustainable and responsible coastal and maritime tourism in the Med area

The following needs in the Interreg MED context were detected to select the Investment priority 6c“Conserving, protecting, promoting and developing natural and cultural heritage”, and more specifically for the S.O. 3.1:

- High cultural and environmental resources in Interreg MED regions threatened by human activities

- High pressure of tourism activities and urbanisation, especially in the coastal areas of the Interreg MED regions

- Increased pressure on natural resources due to the combination of human activities and environmental changes (especially climate change)

- Increased pressure on water resources from a quantitative and qualitative point of view

The Interreg MED territory has extremely diverse natural, physical and geographic characteristics.

The juxtaposition of such diverse regions creates both opportunities and challenges for developing the programme area. Its coasts are true assets (both as a place to live and for tourism) and the programme area is rich in biodiversity and natural and cultural assets. Yet, the region is also more vulnerable to climate change, and environmental protection needs to be given a high priority.

The overall objective of the Interreg MED programme is to promote sustainable growth in the North Mediterranean basin by fostering innovative concepts and practices (technologies, gover-nance, innovative services…), reasonable use of resources (energy, water, maritime resources…) and supporting social integration through integrated and territorially based cooperation approach. Under this aim, the Interreg MED programme will support projects that will promote reduction of the potential impact of human activities on environmental and cultural heritage and ensuring a better protection of natural resources.


Protecting and promoting Mediterranean natural and cultural resources


In Interreg MED regions, protection of the environment is a major challenge with strong attractive-ness of coastal areas, environmental strain of urban development, geographical constraints and envi-ronmental consequences of climate change. The domain represents also a potential of new employ-ment creation for the future.

This call Mediteran constitutes the lower part of the Europe body. The project was an important spatial center of gravity.

Even if the projects will be positioned in a specific thematic focus, the Interreg MED programme, as a cohesion policy fund will intervene with a holistic and integrated approach which should be taken over by the projects financed in this programme.