BfN Schriften 95 - Sustainable Tourism and European Policies: The European Agenda 21 for Tourism - Report of the NGO-Workshop, Isle of Vilm, 24th -26th of March 2003
From March 23-26, 2003 the Workshop “Sustainable tourism development and European policies” convened 24 participants representing 15 environmental non-governmental organisations from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and the Slovak Republic, as well as governmental institutions from Germany and the Netherlands. The Workshop took place at the International Academy for Nature Conservation (INA) located at the Isle of Vilm/Germany.
The Workshop focused on sustainable tourism development in Europe and the implications from EU policies. As tourism is not an EU competence as such, activities concerning tourism are fragmented. DG Enterprise, with its own Tourism Unit, has initiated a still ongoing process on the future of tourism in the EU. At the Tourism Forum 2002 in December in Brussels the draft “European Agenda 21 for tourism” has been presented as a first important outcome.