ATLANTIS Consulting participates in the new BLUEMED PLUS project, which is implemented in the framework of the Interreg MED fifth call for modular projects to transfer and mainstream results of already concluded MED projects. The total budget of the project amounts to 395,364 euros and its implementation period is 13 months. Apart from ATLANTIS Consulting, the project consortium also includes the Regional Development Fund of the Region of Thessaly from Greece, the University of Calabria and Apulia Region from Italy, the Municipality of Vlora from Albania and the Municipality of Budva from Montenegro.
BLUEMED PLUS aims to capitalize on the most relevant experiences, results and outputs of the previous BLUEMED project which ended in 2020 and focused on the enhancement of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) as an asset for the development of sustainable tourism in the coastal areas and islands of the Mediterranean. More specifically, BLUEMED PLUS will make use of the main results of BLUEMED which established state of the art good practices, methods and tools for the realization and management of underwater archaeological trails.
BLUEMED’s multidisciplinary model for the management and sustainable enhancement of the UCH will be transferred, through BLUEMED PLUS, to three new sites in Italy (Apulia), Montenegro (Budva) and Albania (Vlora). BLUEMED PLUS will enable the transfer of skills and knowledge gained in BLUEMED and improve the capacity of the receiving territories regarding the management of underwater sites of historical/archaeological interest, also through the creation of Knowledge Awareness Centers (KAC), promoting new destinations as resources for the sustainable development of coastal tourism.