BfN Schriften 110 - Sustainable Tourism Development in European Protected Areas”: Networking Meeting of the European Charter Parks 15.-18.3.2003, Vilm, Germany
The workshop focused on the development of the Charter and how to improve it as well as on a number of areas of interest to the parks - working with local stakeholders particularly local businesses, visitor management and using the Charter as a communication (and management) tool.
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
A list of actions was developed to take the Charter forward and to communicate the work of the parks. Above all the workshop succeeded in giving the parks a sense of ownership of the Charter whilst demonstrating the benefits of working together in the EUROPARC Federation network to exchange expertise and ideas, develop solutions to common problems and thereby helping to enhance protected areas' management of sustainable tourism in Europe.