Synergies between History, Energy, Engineering and Tourism

Thematic objective: A.1 Business and SMEs development
Priority: Priority A.1.3 Encourage sustainable tourism initiatives and actions aimed at diversifying into new segments and niches
Brief description of the project: SHEET project enters in the context of enabling synergies between 4 different sectors through the development of a pilot project and a branch within institutional establishment for the promotion of SMEs in this perspective, in Tunisia. This project will allow the development and promotion of economic activity through the implementation of a demonstrative pilot project and the creation of an institutional framework which will supervise SMEs evolving in this field. In fact the purpose of the project is to enable synergies between: * History: archaeological sites of roman thermals and their evolution through years passing through Hammams to spas and saunas currently; * Tourism: promotion of ecotourism focusing on geothermal tourism * Energy: valorisation of geothermal resources * Engineering: development of tools with augmented reality to promote the archaeological site
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: Creation of groups of experts in the 4 pillars of the synergy; implementation of a pilot project composed of a geothermal spa facility, a fitness trail linking the geothermal facility and the archaeological site; utilisation of tools with augmented reality technology on the trail and the archaeological site; creation of the institutional branch to promote and supervise SMEs in this field.
Expected results: promote a new niche of tourism; valorisation of geothermal energy; creation of employment opportunities; benefiting from the European knowledge in terms of archaeological sites promotion; ...
Partners already involved: Mediterranean Renewable Energy Centre; Université de Tunis El-Manar TN, Office National du Thermalisme et d’Hydrothérapie TN; Development Company of Chamber of Achaia- Greece ; Consorzio Teatro Pubblico Pugliese IT; Società Cooperativa Culture IT
Partners searched: Universities from countries Greece, Malta, Spain and Cyprus in TOURISM
Total estimated budget: 3 million of euros
First name: Asma
Last name: Dhakouani
Name of the organisation: Mediterranean Renewable Energy Centre
Type of organisation: Other
Other: GIE
City: Tunis
Country: Tunisia
Email: asma.dhakouani@medrec.org
Phone number: +216 98 907 700
Skype contact: sousou74858
Website: http://www.medrec.org