Invitation to join
Join the debate with more than 70 speakers and 200 participants from public and private tourism stakeholders who will gather in Barcelona. You will discover how tourism can lead the way for a more sustainable and inclusive growth in the Mediterranean region while preserving our unique landscapes and precious resources.
The Convention is the occasion to discover the 18 territorial cooperation projects of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community, active in 12 northern Mediterranean countries involving almost 200 organisations. In the final day you will experience what sustainable tourism means in Barcelona and it surrounding territory.
Description of the event
The Mediterranean Sustainable Tourism Convention 2019 fosters a sound debate on key topics to promote sustainable tourism by providing a platform to showcase solutions developed by the MED Sustainable Tourism Community, an Interreg MED Programme initiative. The Convention gathers more than 70 speakers and 200 representatives at European, national, regional and local levels of the tourism sector from private and public entities and higher education institutions.
The Convention is structured around one day and a half of panel discussions, thematic round tables and parallel workshops organised by the projects of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community. In the final day participants will have the opportunity to experience what sustainable tourism means in Barcelona and it surrounding territory in four site visits. Besides, some territorial projects are organising side events of the Mediterranean Sustainable Tourism Convention 2019 such as: DestiMED project will organise an open workshop and demonstration of the project achievements, presenting several tools implemented during the project cycle; CO-EVOLVE project will feature a dissemination event on “Promoting the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems in MED touristic coastal areas”; finally MITOMED+ project will animate a policy learning seminar.
In a dedicated exhibition area of the Convention the 18 territorial cooperation projects of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community will showcase their results and pilot actions in 12 northern Mediterranean countries involving almost 200 organisations.
The Convention is organised by the Barcelona Provincial Council and the BleuTourMed project in partnership with CETT - UB (School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy of the University of Barcelona) and the Hotel Alimara. HostelTours and SmartTravel News are media partners of the Convention.