Partners to the Interreg Europe project “Sustainability of the land-sea system for eco-tourism strategies (Land-Sea)” from Bulgaria, Spain and Italy will meet in Hamburg from September 25 to 27, 2018. Then, focus will turn to knowledge transfer and exchange of best practice examples on coastal zone management and sustainable ecotourism. The meeting in Hamburg comes after summits in Bulgaria last December and in Spain in April 2018.
Developing sustainable tourism
The five-year Land-Sea Interreg Europe project launched in early 2017 to develop strategies and action on coastal zone management and sustainable tourism by 2021. Against this background, interregional conferences and meetings with interested citizens are being held regularly. As part of its EU project work, the Senate Chancellery is boosting international co-operation and raising Hamburg’s visibility across Europe as a cosmopolitan and versatile actor.
Positive impact in Europe
Interreg (“European territorial co-operation”) is part of the EU’s structural and investment policy. It has supported cross-border co-operation between regions and cities in EU countries that want to achieve lasting, positive change since 1990. The projects focus e.g. on transport, the labour market or environmental protection.