On 24 October from 14:00 to 15:30 PM, the Policy Learning Platform is hosting an interactive webinar on eco-tourism in riverside territories. Interregional exchange on the topic of sustainable tourism started last year during a workshop in Bucharest and workshop in Berlin.

The webinar will feature approaches and methods to balance preservation and sustainable exploitation of natural resources. During this interactive webinar you will have the opportunity to discuss challenges and solutions related to eco-tourism development in riverside areas, approaches to assessing the carrying capacity of riverside ecosystem and specific products/services that can be useful in addressing seasonality in water tourism. 

Take a look at the good practices that will be discussed: 

  • Evaluating the carrying capacity for visitor management in protected areas by Andrei Blumer, President of the Association of Ecotourism in Romania, IMPACT project
  • Developing water tourism along riverways in Latvia and Estonia by Lelde Abele, Vidzeme Planning Region, Latvia, SWARE project
  • Lough Derg Marketing Group, a public-private participatory policy making model for tourism development, management and promotion of Lough (Lake) Derg, Ireland by Ruth Mulhern, Tourism Development Officer, Tipperary County Council, Ireland, SWARE project
  • Gauja national park tourism cluster, a platform for cooperation and development of nature tourism along Gauja river and in the region by Lienīte Priedāja-Klepere, Project manager, Vidzeme Planning Region, Latvia, Destination SMEs project

Make sure to reserve your spot and feel free to send questions to our experts. 

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