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Hamburg promoting sustainable eco-tourism

Partners in EU "Land-Sea" project meeting in Varna, Bulgaria

Hamburg’s representatives are attending the interregional EUROPE Land-Sea conference for eco-tourism in Varna, Bulgaria from December 13-15, 2017. Bulgaria, Spain and Italy are also partners to the project entitled “Sustainability of the land-sea system for eco-tourism strategies”.


Topics on the agenda include coastal protection, marine hydro technical construction and landslide reinforcement, as well as emergency management and eco-tourism strategies. Visits to the First alley landslide zone in Varna, in the Asparuhovo district, and eco-tourism infrastructure are scheduled for December 15.

Objectives of project

Initiated in early 2017, the five-year project lasts until 2021 and aims to establish joint guiding principles for interventions in aid of regional growth in eco­tourism and related sectors. The EU is putting around EUR 1 million towards the project which foresees the exchange of experience and knowledge in conservation, restoration and sustainable management of coastal marine areas. The project also aims to develop and promote sustainable and responsible eco-tourism. The Senate Chancellery is stepping up international co-operation as part of the project and raising Hamburg’s visibility across Europe.

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