MARINA International Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) Workshop on Sustainable Maritime and Coastal Tourism

2017-04-04 All day

Sustainable Maritime and Coastal Tourism, Sea Pressures and Responsible Research and Innovation

Il turismo marittimo e costiero sostenibile, le pressioni esercitate sull’ambiente marino e la ‘Ricerca e Innovazione Responsabile’

Flyer / Invitation The international Workshop organised by ISPRA on SUSTAINABLE MARITIME AND COASTAL TOURISM, SEA PRESSURES AND RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION will take place on the 4th of April 2017 in Venice, Italy DOWNLOAD

The extraordinary beauty and cultural wealth of EU's coastal areas have made them the preferred destination for many holidaymakers from Europe and abroad, making coastal and maritime tourism an important tourism sector, even though the actual offer is not considered sufficiently ‘future proof’. The last few decades have demonstrated that tourism activities and in particular mass tourism and the touristic development (construction, extreme aquatic sports, etc.) can threaten local ecosystems, thus slowing down the process of the achievement of a Good Environmental Status of marine waters that Europe must reach by 2020 in the framework of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). In this context Responsible Research and Innovation, with its several dimensions (public engagement, gender balance, open access, science education, governance and ethics), could provide valuable solutions.   13

Credits: F. Iozzoli

What policy, social / cultural, economic, technological, legal and environmental actions are needed for the tourism sector to be environmentally sustainable?
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.
The workshop is organised by the EU-funded MARINA project’s partners Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) in collaboration with the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (CNTI) that will conduct the workshop through the Structured Democratic Dialogue (SDD) methodology. SDD is specifically designed to assist heterogeneous groups to deal with complex issues and to enable the integration of contributions from individuals with diverse views, backgrounds and perspectives through a process that is structured, inclusive and collaborative.  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. 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. FOLLOW THE LIVE STREAMING A live streaming will be available here. In order for you to comment and interact with the workshop a registration to the MARINA community is needed. A short guide is available here. Contact persons Saša Raicevich Francesca Ronchi  
04 -04 - 2017  9 am - 6 pm
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
San Giorgio Maggiore Island, 8 – 30124 Venice (Italy)