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The DESTIN project (Defining and Evaluating a Strategic Transport-Infrastructure Network in the Western Mediterranean)

The DESTIN project was carried out between 2003 and 2005 by a Euro-Maghreb consortium (NESTEAR, MCRIT, IRAT, SNED, KHAN Consultants and ETIC) and coordinated by the CETMO, under the scientific and financial auspices of the European Commission's Directorate General for Transport and Energy.

The project also had the support of a Group of Experts, made up of representatives of the Ministries of Transport of the Western Mediterranean, whose role was to verify whether the tools developed by (and through) DESTIN were sustainable and practicable, and to evaluate the countries' specific needs and actual difficulties.

As a research project, the main objective of DESTIN was to examine (using SWOT analysis) the different Mediterranean third-party countries' interoperability with each other and with European countries. Its objectives also included applying sustainable, operational methods and criteria to identify and evaluate transport networks in the Western Mediterranean and develop a system that would help establish priorities in the context of extensions to the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).