Under the Terra programme submitted by the Province of Naples in partnership with Taranto and Palermo, the Taranto project aims to draw up a Territorial Coordination Plan to implement a detailed Management Plan for the Mar Piccolo, considered as a model of regional and town planning, but also as a standard which could be used for other areas (European value added) and an important model for the area concerned. The project provides for:
- setting up the network to establish a National Mediterranean Arc, to be supported and implemented through exchange and cooperation.
- creating synergy between the regional institutions (public and private) responsible for regional development policy, with a view to achieving integrated regional development.
- implementing a detailed management plan for the Mar Piccolo through integrated projects by public and private operators.
- protecting a designated site of Community importance (Habitat Directive 92/43/EEC) to mitigate the effects of ill-considered management operations.