European Heritage Days

Poster The European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events shared by the citizens of Europe. The European Heritage Days have been organized since 1999 as a joint initiative of the European Commission and the Council of Europe. The aim is to give concrete examples of how local communities can contribute to …

European Union

Buzzwords European Union (EU) Key Links https://europa.eu https://europa.eu/european-union/index_en Wikipedia Wikipedia: The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. It has an area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi) and an estimated population of over 510 million. The EU has developed an internal single …

Lake Skadar

Photo: UNDP, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Developing story: SOS from activists warning of development threatening the environmental integrity of Europe’s Lake Skadar. Background Lake Skadar is a freshwater lake on the borders of Albania and Montenegro. On the Montenegro side, the lake (Skadarsko Jezero) has been a protected national park since 1983, was added in 1996, to …

Roadmap for Sustainable Tourism in Norway

Artwork Peter Prokosch has shared news about the Roadmap for Sustainable Tourism in Norway. Download and read: Tourism Road Map Norway or the Norwegian version: Veikart fra reiselivsnæringen i Norg on the Linking Tourism and Conservation website. Ten tourism- and conservation-related organisations presented at Arendalsuka in Norway. Although the roadmap makes so far no reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the …

Tourism Strategies in Marine Protected Areas

Poster Europarc hosts a webinar focusing on Tourism Strategies in Marine Protected Areas July 18, 14:30 CEST or 530am Pacific) REGISTER TODAY! For more than 20 years, EUROPARC has been supporting Protected Areas becoming Sustainable Destinations, with the development of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (ECSTPA). The aim of all Charter projects and activities is the protection of the …

England’s Lake District

Photo: David Nicholls, Lake District National Park: Tarn Hows A national park since 1951, England’s Lake District was inscribed on World Heritage List today (July 9) at 41whc. The region is home to England’s largest natural lake – Windermere – and highest mountain – Scafell Pike. The 885 sq-mile (2,292 sq km) national park had been trying …

Upgrade Your World during the International Year of Sustainable Tourism

Photo: Moonstar, Safranbolu My talk and Q&A at the European Ecotourism Conference was made via long distance video Monday, April 17. The talk – Upgrade Your World during the International year of Sustainable Tourism – asks where we stand in 2017 and what we have learned since the first European Ecotourism Conference in 2010. These are the working …

Ireland’s West Coast Stone Symposium

Buzzwords This weekend – March 24-26 West Cork Stone Symposium (Cork, Ireland) celebrates stone as part of our environment and a source of inspiration. Key Links http://westcorkstonesymposium.com @westcorkstone facebook http://livingthesheepsheadway.com Twitter Moment West Cork Stone Symposium Programme Friday 24th March 2017 Dry Stone Walling Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm  (Ahakista) Stone Carving Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm (Ahakista) The Rhymer’s Peninsula and the …