The Mediterranean port-cities and their correspondent archaeological sites within the Mediterranean Phoenician routes share a lack of awareness by the local population towards the value of their heritage and the importance of their preservation and a lack of valorisation by the local authorities of the tangible and intangible heritage of their areas of competence.
MARE NOSTRUM intends to contribute to the promotion and awareness-raising of the heritage value of historic port cities of the Mediterranean Sea, scattered along the Phoenician maritime routes.
MARE NOSTRUM aims at providing a sustainable mechanism for the protection and management of cultural heritage resources in the targeted countries, leading to an awareness of cultural heritage in the public conscience. In order to enhance cultural heritage as part of the sustainable development of Mediterranean cultural heritage, the action will adopt a holistic approach which satisfies economic and social objectives as well as high quality cultural tourism needs.
The action, whose main result will be the revitalization of the targeted areas, turning them into places of life for the local people (which is the main target group of the action), enhancing synergies between past and present, will be implemented by a team of project partners - Medieval City of Rhodes in Greece; City of Tyre in Lebanon; Université Saint Joseph & MAJAL/Academic Observatory for Construction and Reconstruction/ University of Balamand in Lebanon; Paralleli in Italy – coordinated by DIRES University of Florence in Italy.