Phase 2 - Thematic Work Package 2

Testing Phase

The 8 Pilot Protected Aareas involved in CEETO project Testin Phase (or Phase 2) experience significant sustainability-related issues deriving from visitation and need to find novel solutions. Based on the Diagnostic Phase´s inputs, the main goal during the Testig phase is to test a model of governance of tourism flows within the pilot PAs aimed at reducing environmental impacts and pressures of tourism and enhance the socio-economic benefits that can come from a sustainable tourism approach.

Starting from the features of each Protected Area, its existing pressures and governing structures collected during the Diagnostic Phase, the Sustainable Tourism Action Plans will be developed. During this process, a first part will be common to all Pilot Protected Areas (the capacity building process and the participatory process) and a second part will follow in which the local implementation of specific managing and monitorin tools defined in the single Action Plans of each Pilot Area will take place.

Furthermore, a Capacity Building Workplan (CBW) will support the Protected Areas manaing bodies in the implementation of the Aciton Plans, and the CEETO Network will ensure the continuous exchange and coordination among the Protected Areas involved.

To end with, the outcomes of this Testing Phase will serve as the basis to develop the Guidelines, which are the foremost outcome of CEETO project Phase 3.


2.1. Common capacity building: design of a Capacity Building Workplan, a common workshop and different Workshops On-the-Spot in the different Pilot Areas. 
2.2. Participatory planning process: for each Protected Area, the establishment or renovation of participatory systems and the elaboration of a Sustainable Tourism Action Plan.
2.3. Pilot Actions Phase 1: Implementation of management tools set inside the Action Plans.
2.4. Pilot Actions Phase 2: Implementation of tools to monitor tourism pressures, related impacts and socio-economic benefits at local level.
2.5. Pilot Actions Phase 3: Development of the final reports on the Pilot Actions Plans.

Project partners involvement

  • Federparchi will coordinate CEETO project Phase 2, will implement the Capacity Building Workplan towards all Project Partners involved and transfer the results to Phase 3 of CEETO project. 
  • On the other hand, the Project Partners involved will participate in the definition of the Capacity Building Workplan and will be also responsible to implement the model and collect and share the results of this Testing Phase.
  • To end with, EUROPARC Federation will support the Capacity Building Workplan communication activities.


Capacity Building Workplan

The Capacity Building Workplan is designed to support the Protected Areas managing bodies in the implementation of the Sustainable Tourism Action Plans in each of the eight Pilot Protected Areas. Specifically, it will help CEETO project partners to reach all the goals and outputs of the Testing Phase of CEETO project in a coherent and effective way, and tt will include one Common Workshop on Participatory Planning for all the Pilot Area managers of CEETO project. Furthermore, it will also include eight Workshops On The Spot, one for each Pilot Area, in which Technical Assistance on the ground will be provided to them.

Below you can download the Capactity Building Workplan and the Report on the Protected Areas Participatory Process, both in English language.

Download the CEETO Capacity Building Workplan in English.

Download the CEETO Report on Workshops On the Spot in English.