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The ShMILE 2 Partnership: dynamism and diversity

 

The partnership is made up of a dynamic team with complementary and varied skills, whose objectives are to promote sustainable tourism among tourism professionals in the Mediterranean area.

The 11 partners are economic actors, territories and promoters of sustainable tourism. They come from 6 Mediterranean countries: Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Italy and France.


           Lead Partner:


  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nice Côte d'Azur (CCI Nice Côte d'Azur)
The main objective of the CCI Nice Côte d'Azur is to support and promote local businesses. CCI Nice Côte d'Azur has already performed several actions to support tourism facilities including the eco-certification?  of hotels. In addition to coaching businesses, the environment unit carries out audits on energy, waste, and environmental and eco-design.

 


           Partners:


  • Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
The Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolis - the first Metropolis in France
Today the Metropolis is involved in tourism through "economic development" and "international promotion of the economic territory".
Nice Côte d'Azur operates on specific actions in tourism promotion throughout the metropolitan area.
 
  • Agency for Environment and Energy Management  (ADEME)
The objective of ADEME is to be a leading partner and a mediator between the people and agencies that aim to standardize environmental practices.
ADEME was the leader in the ShMILE1project 2004-2007 and represents France at the EU Commission for negotiations on Ecolabel criteria.
The Agency is also present at the regional level to promote the EU Ecolabel for tourism accommodation.
 
  • Camera di Commercio di Cagliari, Centro Servizi  per le Imprese (CSPI)
The main objective of the CSPI is to promote and support the development of enterprises. The strategic areas are: to support innovation, to improve the capacity of business development, and to improve the skills of local businesses through specialized training. CSPI helps companies to improve the quality of their products and services, and also to reduce their environmental impact.

CSPI is unique in that it is the only EMAS certified school that trains students to become auditors and specialists in EMAS labels / Ecolabel
 
  • Agenzia Conservatoria delle Coste - Regione Autonoma di Sardegna (ACC)
The main objectives of the ACC are the preservation, protection and enhancement of coastal ecosystems and the integrated management of coastal areas that have a particular importance, and environmental tourism.
ACC also aims to integrate the management of coastal areas through ICZM Protocol.
 
  • Halkidiki Regional Unit
The Regional Unit of Halkidiki is an administrative body in charge of regional development.
The most important sector is tourism. The main concern of the partner is to preserve its environmental resources while supporting the tourism sector. Therefore, one of its central activities is to develop sustainable tourism in the region.
The partner was involved in the ShMILE 1 project.
 
  • Halkidiki Hotel Association (ITAM)
ITAM organizes educational programs to meet the needs of Halkidiki’s tourism market. ITAM provides students with the skills necessary to find or keep their jobs, and it helps to improve the quality of tourism services.
 
  • Centre International des Technologies de l'Environnement de Tunis (CITET)
CITET is a governmental organization that aims to educate businesses of all sectors about environmental problems. Today CITET is the first southern Mediterranean country to have developed a national eco-label for the tourism industry (Tunisia Ec / TN/00005) - 2002).
 
  • Institut National de Normalisation et de la Propriété Industrielle (INNORPI)
The mission of INNORPI is to focus on the creation of standards, the development of certification systems and the protection of industrial patents. INNORPI also publishes studies and informs the public about new regulations and new standards.
More specifically, INNORPI is engaged in the definition of Tunisian Ecolabel criteria. It has a special committee which advises and validates label criteria.
 
  • Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE)
CEDARE aims to disseminate, develop and promote the concept of "Environment for Development". It contributes to the conservation and management of natural resources in order to improve the economic and social development.
 
  • Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MTA)
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities plays a central role in the economic activities in Jordan. In 2010, tourism reached 12.4% of the national GDP. Tourism is a key driver of job creation, business development and poverty reduction.
MTA strengths for the implementation of the project:
-The National Tourism Strategy (2011-2015) was built on four pillars, one of which is the creation of an "enabling environment." One of the main activities of this pillar is to promote environmentally friendly practices in the tourism industry.
-The classification system was launched in the field of tourism in Jordan, including a bonus point for accommodation that obtains an eco-label.
-There are several initiatives and projects in Jordan that support the objective of the project, such as the proposed ozone layer project, the green economy, the green flag certificate, and so on.