The first joint effort of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community
During the 2nd MED Sustainable Tourism Community-building event, held in Athens the 4th-5th October 2017, it has been signed the “Athens Declaration for a Sustainable Tourism”, a tool which enhances the efforts for the sustainability in the tourism sector. It recognises several needs and it identifies different objectives to be reached by 2019, with the aim to realise a greater engagement of regional policy makers and stakeholders in order to suggest sustainable changes both at policy and managerial level.
The MED Sustainable Tourism Community, created more than one year ago within the Interreg MED Programme, comprises 14 projects, more than a hundred partners (public authorities, NGOs, international organisations, universities and the private sector) in nine European countries facing the Mediterranean Sea.
The “Athens Declaration for a Sustainable Tourism” is the first joint effort of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community calling for a greater engagement of all the key actors and stakeholders of the tourism sector at local, national and European level.