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Central Europe Eco-Tourism: tools for nature protection
The last European ‘State of Environment Report’ states that the most effective goal related to nature conservation is to foster ecosystems resilience, a vision in which human activities are the main driving force. Within protected areas, tourism can be the most effective tool to valorize natural heritage, to contribute to its conservation, and to achieve well-being of local communities. The identification of appropriate, cost-effective and low-impact models to manage a sustainable tourism, however, remains an open challenge in central Europe. In this context, the CEETO project aims at implementing an innovative governance system for tourism based on a participatory planning approach that will help to improve the managing capacities of managers of protected areas. Moreover, CEETO aims at identifying and testing innovative management and monitoring tools specifically focused on sustainable tourism activities in different contexts.
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June 1 2017
May 31 2020
Discover how saltmaking has shaped Sečovlje Salina Nature Park's identity and the touristic offer of this protected area in Slovenia.
Work package 1
June 2017 - February 2018
This Work Package is organised in two sessions: 1) a diagnostic on most innovative and succesful policies/tools currently in practice for tourism management inside natural Protected Areas in EU and worldwide; 2) a site-specific analysis on the Protected Areas involved in the Pilots Actions.
WORK PACKAGE 2
February 2018 - September 2019
Based on the Diagnostic inputs, this Work Package's main goal is to test a model of governance of tourism flows within the pilot Protected Areas aimed a reducing environmental impacts and pressures of tourism and enhance the socio-economic benefits that can come from sustainable tourism approach.
WORK PACKAGE 3
May 2019 - March 2020
This Work Package aims at making a synthesis of the pilot actions results (T2) and at capitalizing them into the CEETO Guidelines, a tool designed to support policy makers at international/national/regional level in the process of shaping the tourism planning an management within and around Protected Areas.
WORK PACKAGE 4
February 2018 - May 2020
This Work Package is designed to capitalize common knowledge and to set up the CEETO Network. The CEETO Network Strategic Agenda, will capitalize Work Package 2 pilot actions results to develop a Manual for Protected Areas on tourism governance model.