Due to the necessity of climate change mitigation and adaptation, the EU has decided to decarbonise its economy by 2050. In parallel, the current energy crisis has skyrocketed the price of energy, threatening the viability and profitability of tourism infrastructure across many member states. As a result, the EU also aims to increase its energy security, self-sufficiency and competitiveness.
To achieve the recovery of EU tourism infrastructure after the COVID-19 pandemic using sustainable and low carbon emissions methods, taking into account energy security, long term EU policies for the decarbonisation of the economy is the main challenge addressed in the Interreg Europe DETOCS project.
DETOCS identifies and shares good practices among partner regions and beyond while regional policies are improved. The project goals are set out in five clear areas, as seen below:
- Facilitate the decarbonisation of the tourism infrastructure,
- Increase energy efficiency of the tourism infrastructure,
- Increase energy self-sufficiency of the tourism sector,
- Promote new and novel types of tourism, such as “virtual tourism”, which have low energy consumption and release fewer carbon emissions,
- Assist the tourism sector in adapting to the current energy situation; decrease the share of energy cost in their total operational cost as the status quo threaten their profitability and economic viability.
DETOCS Project Animation
View the DETOCS Project Animation to get a general insight into what the DETOCS Project is aiming to achieve.