Helpful Documents: Sustainable Tourism Strategy
Strategy Paper: Sustainable Tourism Development in the Baltic Sea Region
One of the flagship projects of the EU-Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is called Develop strategies for a sustainable tourism (12.10) and leaded by the University of Greifswald (Germany). This Strategy Paper on Baltic Sea Region sustainable tourism development is part of the implementation of this Flagship Project.
Aiming at the sustainable development of tourism, the Flagship Project 12.10 furthermore is well in line with Baltic Sea Regions and CBSS (Council of the Baltic Sea States) long-term vision of sustainable development in the BSR. Consequently, the CBSS took up the flagship issue also in their Sustainable Development Strategy 2010-2015, which had been worked out by the members of the CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Development – Baltic 21 and partners in Baltic 21 Lighthouse Projects as well as other relevant stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region in early 2011. Hence, this Strategy Paper is also a contribution to fulfill this CBSS Sustainable Development Strategy.
Agora Strategy Factory Sustainable Tourism
The Strategy Factory for Sustainable Tourism was part of the working programme of the first Agora project (2005-2007) the predecessor of AGORA 2.0. As these its results still provide valuable content for tourism practitioners in the BSR, we decided to make them accessible within BASTIS.
The final document summarises the results of the discussions in the Agora Strategy Factory. The Agora Strategy aims to prepare a strategy for sustainable tourism development in the Baltic Sea Region. This strategy is designed to provide a framework for improving the sustainability of tourism in the region in a common coordinated pan-Baltic approach. Furthermore, it also provides concrete policy recommendations on a sound and practical basis as local and regional stakeholders from different countries were permanently involved in developing this strategy.