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 aimed 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 aimed 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
The following tools have been developed in the framework of CEETO project in order to support the work of Protected Area proffesionals in developing Sustainable Tourism strategies:
Handbook of Sustainable Tourism
Guidelines for Policy Makers
Manual for Park Managers
The CEETO Network is an association of practitioners in nature conservation and sustainable tourism inEurope. Its online platform serves as a networking and knowledge sharing hub on sustainable tourism in protected and conserved areas. We welcome you to register and share your views in lively discussions!
A Sustainable Journey is a five-time internationally awared film created in the framework of CEETO project with the objective of raising awareness on the importance of Sustainable Tourism among travellers and local communities alike.
CEETO project celebrated its final conference to present the main outcomes of the project and the state of art of Sustainable Tourism practices in Protected Areas from the hand of different experts on the field.
In this webinar we will hear some of the best examples of the project implementation, and get access to relevant tools for Protected Area Managers and policy-makers to design and implement Sustainable Tourism Strategies in Protected Areas.
Below you will find a repository of the promotional material that has been produced for the implementation of CEETO project. Browse among the different folders to see or download the posters, leaflets, maps, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.