Drafting policy recommendations for sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean

On the 20 and 21 November 2018, sixty participants from the MED Sustainable Tourism Community, meet in Marseille for workshop #1 of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community. Divided into four thematic Working Groups, representatives of the 18 projects of the Community started drafting the policy papers that will be validated in the workshop #2 in Dubrovnik, 27-28 March 2019.

(Rome, 03 DEC 2018) On November 20 and 21 in Marseille, BleuTourMed, the Interreg MED project working transversely to coordinate the activities of the Sustainable Tourism Community, organized the Workshop #1 of the Community.

This meeting kicked off the capitalization process finalised to the production of policy recommendations for a more sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean region. This workshop allowed the creation of four thematic Working Groups open to the contributions of other Interreg MED Communities, experts and tourism sector stakeholders. As main result of the two-day workshop, participants defined clearly the political targets and the key messages to be put forward, by sharing the results achieved so far by their projects and their capitalisation strategies.

The MED Sustainable Tourism Community is currently working on four thematic Working Groups facilitated by external experts and coordinated by BleuTourMed projects partners, such as:

WG 1: Monitoring the sustainability of tourism: what are the knowledge gaps of policy-making processes? How to bridge the data gaps on tourism?

WG 2: Reducing the environmental-cultural-social impacts of tourism in the Mediterranean region

WG 3: Tourism as a strategic driver for a sustainable and responsible economic growth and prosperity in the Mediterranean region

WG 4: Governance mechanisms to engage and to include a wide variety of stakeholders in a more sustainable and responsible tourism.

The full agenda of the day is available at the bottom of this news.

The participants are called to keep working towards a new capitalisation event of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community to be held in Dubrovnik (Croatia) on the 27th and 28th of March 2019, preceded by a new webinar in february 2019.

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