21.04.2009 -

Sustainable Tourism Development in UNESCO Designated Sites in South Eastern Europe. Podgorica and Zabljak, Durmitor National Park (NP) - Montenegro 3-8 May

The training workshop on Sustainable Tourism Development in UNESCO Designated Sites in South-Eastern Europe is organized by the UNESCO Office in Venice (BRESCE), UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), UNEP Regional Office for Europe (ROE) and the National Park Dolomiti Bellunesi, in co-operation with Ministry of Tourism and Environment Protection of Montenegro, National Commission for UNESCO of Montenegro, Durmitor National Park, UNDP in Montenegro and the Central European Initiative (CEI). The event is convened from 3 to 8 May in Podgorica and Zabljak, Durmitor National Park (NP) in Montenegro.

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The training workshop on “Sustainable Tourism Development in UNESCO Designated Sites in South Eastern Europe” will address issues relevant to the sound use of natural and cultural resources in tourism. Based upon the regional “learning platform” strategies developed by the WHC, designated sites such as UNESCO World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve Sites, can also serve as training hubs for best practice issues in tourism planning and to strengthen tourism management. During the training workshop, UNESCO, UNEP and IUCN-SEE will also elaborate platforms for networking, sharing experiences and coaching (improving capacity building). Participants coming from 14 South Eastern European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hungary, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey) are expected to attend the event. The series of Ecological Tourism in Europe (ETE) publications on sustainable tourism jointly-published by UNEP-GEF, MAB, UNESCO-BRESCE and edited by ETE will be promoted during the workshop.

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Photo credit : ©Durmitor National Park

Contact Philippe Pypaert at p.pypaert(at)unesco.org

 

 




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