XI Charter Network Meeting 2019 – register now!
The XI Charter Network Meeting will take place in Tzoumerka, Acheloos Valley, Agrafa and Meteora National Park in Greece, from the 9th to the 11th April, with a special Post-conference excursion until the 14th April. Registrations are open, join us at the Charter Network Meeting in Greece!
With visitor pressure increasing in many European Protected Areas, we need to look at tourism with a different mindset. How to manage visitor flows? How to increase the social and economic benefits to local communities? The European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas aims to tackle this challenges. Through it partnership approach, seeks to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to an area, in a way that does not denigrate the existing culture, yet allow too for growth and development.
Every two years, the EUROPARC network of Sustainable Destinations adhered to the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas gather in the Charter Network Meeting to exchange experiences and best practice. This year, the meeting is organised by Tzoumerka, Acheloos Valley, Agrafa and Meteora National Park in Greece.
Charter Network Meeting at Tzoumerka, Acheloos Valley, Agrafa and Meteora National Park
The meeting will be hosted under the title “The social and cultural impacts of tourism-exploring a sustainable response!” and it will take place from the 9th to the 11th of April 2019 in Pramanta town, municipality of North Tzoumerka, in Greece. The Tzoumerka, Acheloos Valley, Agrafa and Meteora National Park is of the latest incorporations to the Charter Network. The agenda includes a Plenary Session with speakers from DG Environment – European Commission and the University of Thessaly, Greece, among others. Dedicated Workshops on different topics will also take place during the first and second day of the meeting, and a series of Fieldtrips will close the event bringing the opportunity to discover the vast extensions of this park.
There will be plenty of opportunities to network and share experience and a Marketplace where participants are invited to bring information, promotional material and the best delicacies from their country or regions. Furthermore, an Open Mic session will be hosted where participants can undertake a 5 minute presentation of projects and ideas, or look for partners that share a common interest in order to implement future actions.
To end with, this year the meeting will count with a special two-day Post Conference tour between the 12-14th April for those who would like to have the chance to visit Meteora. You can watch a video presentation of this region below:
For further information please visit the XI Charter Network Meeting webpage at EUROPARC website, download the Agenda or register here.
We look forward to seeing you in Greece!