Province of Lecce

The Province of Lecce is the most southern geographical area of the Puglia region. Its territory is a peninsula occupying the area known as Salento, rich in history and culture. Lecce is the chief town of the province, which is composed of 97 municipalities.

The main functions of the Province, authority halfway between Municipality and Region, consist in looking after interests and promoting territorial development.

The Province inspires its administrative action to the principles of solidarity, it contributes to the overcoming of inequalities and encourages employment. It takes territorial coordination initiatives for the fulfilling of citizenry rights and it takes positive actions for equal opportunities. It promotes the civil, social, economic and cultural process of the Community of the Province of Lecce. It promotes initiatives and develops relations for the strengthening of cooperation and for the development of economic, social and cultural initiatives with other Provinces, local authorities and with any other national and European institutional body, as well as with cross-border countries of the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas.

The tasks of Province of Lecce within the N.O. BARRIER Project are:

  • establishing tourist itineraries for disabled people in the territories of the Provinces of Lecce and Brindisi;
  • verifying the compliance of standards for the attribution of "labels" to shops and accommodation facilities;
  • participating in partnership meetings;
  • participating in international meetings on the project themes;
  • organizing mainstreaming activities

Project Manager

Maria Teresa Astro
Local development and EU policies
Tel: +39 0832 683471
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Metropolitan City of Bari, formerly Province of BariProvince of LecceMunicipality of BariMunicipality of NardòRegion of Western GreeceRegion of Ionian IslandsCIRPAS - University of Bari “Aldo Moro”IPRES - Apulian Institute for Economic and Social Research