11 May 2017
MARINA International Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Workshop
Boulogne sur Mer, France
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Tourism demand is increasing worldwide and tourism is a growing business in Europe. In 2013, the number of nights spent in hotels was 2,6 billion. The challenge is now to exploit this potential in a way that sustainably produces economic benefits.
Today many tourists seek a unique and customised experience rather than a traditional sun-and-sea package holiday. They are interested in authentic experiences that connect them to nature, the people and places they visit. They want to meet local people, learn about how they make a living and taste the fruits of that labour.
Nowadays food is considered as the essential component of tourist experience. Eating out has become popular among tourists and they consider food to be as important as accommodation and good weather conditions. Sustainable consumption of seafood is a major component for the development of sustainable tourism and can contribute to sustainable management of marine and coastal environment.
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How can sustainable seafood production and consumption contribute to competitive and sustainable coastal and maritime tourism?
You want to use your creative mind to develop solutions that best serve individual citizens, your local community and the European society at large.
You want to make sure that your needs and expectations are taken into account when local, national and European decisions and innovations are being developed.
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The workshop is organised according to the Structured Democratic Dialogue method by Nausicaa, National Sea Experience Centre.
It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policy makers in an open dialogue. Together, you will define a common vision and a roadmap of solutions and actions to face this challenge.
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In order for you to comment and interact with the workshop a registration to the MARINA community is needed.
The results, together with the outcomes of the other MARINA workshops in Europe, will be freely accessible on the MARINA Web Knowledge Sharing Platform, used for identifying lessons learned and best practices and disseminated at European policy conferences.
Nausicaa, Centre National de la Mer
Boulevard Sainte Beuve, 62200 Boulogne sur Mer, France