Starting from June 4th you can join us and follow a series of webinars dedicated to good management practices in sustainable tourism planning and management.
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04 June 2020 l 10.30 - 12.00 CET
Sustainable development of tourism is a continuous process, and as such, it is of particular importance a continuous observation and monitoring of tourism data indicators.
The webinar was conducted by the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism Poreč - Croatia (IPTPO) that brought its experience from MITOMED+ project that developed and tested a system of indicators and an online common open platform with the purpose to help local and regional policy makers monitor economic, social and environmental impacts of maritime and coastal tourism, and benchmark with other M&C tourism destinations.
Kristina Brščić PhD - IPTPO
Danijela Poljuha PhD - IPTPO
Tina Šugar - IPTPO
Katarina Lovrečić - IPTPO
Dalibor Cvitković - Director of the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj
16 June 2020 l 10.30 - 11.30 CET
Governance Model for Sustainable Tourism Itineraries
How to improve the effectiveness of public actions in conserving, protecting, promoting and developing the natural and cultural heritage of coastal territories through the development of sustainable tourism, integrated with sustainable and intermodal mobility, in particular by promoting cycling and hiking tourism. This webinar will be dedicated to the governance model developed and implemented in the framework of INTENSE project, financed by the Interreg IT-FR Marittime 2014-2020 Programme.
Emiliano Carnieri - Tuscany Region
Margherita Mugnai - Sociolab
17 June 2020 l 10.30 - 11.30 CET
Tourism Sustainability Toolkit - Adapting tourism sustainability evaluation methods to local needs
The Tourism Sustainability Toolkit is a common methodology for assessing and monitoring the sustainability of tourism in coastal destinations. The Toolkit was developed by the CO-EVOLVE project which aimed to analyse and promote the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems in coastal tourist areas. The system is composed by a core of indicators selected from the European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS), a set of destination indicators developed to address the specific issues of coastal areas and a set of Pilot area-specific indicators.
Tonia Koutsopoulou - University of Thessaly
19 June 2020 l 10.30 - 11.30 CET
Transferability plan – CO EVOLVE
MED projects are divided into three main phases: the studying phase, the testing phase and the transferability phase. The transferability plan of CO-EVOLVE project analyses and summarises the project’s results in Mediterranean scale. The content and the model of the transferability plan can be used to develop capacity building and policy learning programme and to align project outputs with ICZM and MPS principles.
Ivana Prce - DUNEA
Veronique Evers - Creator
22 June 2020 l 10.00 - 11.00 CET
Implementing the Sustainable Destination Management Model in pilot areas.
We want to be sustainable, let’s manage the destination accordingly!
MITOMED+ M&C Management Model that will be the focus of this webinar aims to improve sustainable and responsible maritime and coastal tourism planning in the Mediterranean area, through a series of recommendations, tools and practices based on the work done within the project, the CPMR‐IMC and NECSTouR policy works. The Model can be used by destinations to assure the tourism sustainability and gain competitive advantage, increasing the benefits tourism brings to the territory and the local community!
Nagore Espinosa - in2destination
24 June 2020 l 10.30 - 11.30 CET
EuroVelo 8 – a Mediterranean long-distance cycle route
Cycling tourism is a perfect way to enhance the development of sustainable and responsible coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean area in environmental, economic and social terms. EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route is a long-distance cycle route that connects the whole Mediterranean from Cyprus to Cádiz. Eurovelo 8 was developed by MedCycleTour project with the overall objective to use this route as a tool to influence regional and national policies in favour of sustainable and responsible tourism, providing transnational solutions in coastal areas across the Mediterranean.
Ivana Karuza - Head of EU Projects Department at Croatian National Tourist Board
Jesús Freire - European Cyclists' Federation
29 June 2020 l 10.30 - 11.30 CET
Better in Winter promotional strategy of the Balearic Islands
The promotional campaign "BETTER IN WINTER" was developed with the aim to implement a series of actions to boost the medium and low tourist season. This promotional strategy aims to make visitors discover the Balearic Islands in search of the most authentic and unknown aspects: gastronomy, heritage, culture, nature, sport, health, art, folk festivals, traditions, shopping, etc. Ms Picornell, AETIB official will show through this webinar the results achieved, which can also be replicated in other realities.
Margalida Picornell - Agency for Tourism of the Balearic Islands
30 June 2020 l 10.30 - 12.00 CET
A model for Sustainable Tourism in the Coastal Areas of the Mediterranean - The case study of Naxos Island
Consume-Less model aims to contribute to sustainable water, energy and waste management with particular focus on the reduction in the consumption of water and energy as well as waste reduction through prevention of waste generation in the tourism sector. The Webinar will present the structure of the model as well as its application in Naxos Island, Greece from 2017-2020
Mary Krimnianioti - EGTC EFXINI POLI
Barbara Sarnari - Vice president of SVIMED, Italy
Katerina Margariti - Municipality of Naxos
02 July 2020 l 10.30 - 11.30 CET
Sustainable Tourism Tax of the Balearic Islands
How to compensate the environmental cost involved in certain activities that distort or deteriorate the environment in Islands and how to improve the competitiveness of the tourism sector by means of sustainable, responsible and high-quality tourism in the Mediterranean Area? The sustainable tourism Tax, implemented by the regional government of the Balearic islands , is a tax that allows on the one hand to collect resources to improve the sustainability and competitiveness of the destination, and on the other hand contributes to the seasonal adjustment of flows thanks to discounts in the low season.
Margalida Picornell - Agency for Tourism of the Balearic Islands
03 July 2020 l 10.30 - 11.30 CET
Overtourism and post Covid. Why calculating carrying capacity is still crucial
Today more than ever it is important to promote MEDITERRANEAN IDENTITY through the implementation of alternative tourist strategies carried out by public and private stakeholders’ cooperation. ALTER ECO is a project which tested a new model on how to enhance the local sustainable development of tourism. The Tourism Sustainable Toolkit consists of a methodology, which is easily replicable to all cities and places, supported by a set of tools: a Web tool for calculating the carrying capacity of a tourism destination using a linear programming method and an Interregional Learning Portfolio, which is an open on-line platform including 38 good practices from the lessons learnt during the whole process of the ALTER ECO project.
Dario Bertocchi- Ca' Foscari University Venice
Irini Barniaki - South Aegean Region
06 July 2020 l 10.30 - 11.40 CET
CIVITAS DESTINATIONS: The Shared Mobility Agency in touristic destinations
CIVITAS DESTINATIONS is a Horizon 2020 funded initiative that helps island cities to cope with new tourism trends and adapt their mobility systems accordingly. The project builds up an integrated approach to address mobility and tourism, testing balanced strategies to face the rising challenges of these two growing sectors and to achieve sustainable development and a better quality of life. The Shared Use Mobility Agency - SUMA is an innovative concept that aims to coordinate public transport and ridesharing services whereas these two services are managed as alternative rather than complementary in small and medium cities and suburban/rural areas.
Giorgio Ambrosino- - technical director MemEX group
Saverio Gini - R&I responsible MemEX group
16 October 2020 l 10.00 - 11.00 CET
Cross-border Digital Infrastructure for Tourism Data
This good practice put in place by Smart Destination project is one of the first examples in the EU of building a digital ecosystem of cross-border tourist offer, which is easily replicable in other areas of the Med. It allows to integrate local offering systems into a larger and therefore more attractive tourist system. The Software Development kit (SDK) enable public data base to exchange data on a real time basis and give access to all the connected data bases for External applications (web, desktop or mobile) , in this case tourist information of the regions Partners
Gianni Masoni- - Confesercenti Toscana
Stéphane Roux - Data Warehouse Manager, Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
Alice Jude - European Projects Officer, Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
For more information please contact wintermed@ asev.it