SUSTAINABLE URBAN TOURISM: INVOLVING LOCAL AGENTS AND PARTNERSHIPS FOR NEW FORMS OF GOVERNANCE

SCOPE

The project intends to develop a new research and policy direction linking urban governance, sustainable tourist development, and stakeholder participation in decision-making processes in European cities. The overall goal is to identify new forms and instruments of local governance as to improve urban tourism development involving the principles of sustainability and participatory decision-making. Particularly, the project addresses the complex interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral issues of urban governance for sustainable tourism development by examining existing practices of private-public-NGOs partnerships of urban tourism in four European countries: Germany, Austria, Greece and Bulgaria.

PARTNERS

(1) Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Germany (coordinator: Dr Krassimira Paskaleva-Shapira (2) Regional Consulting Ziviltechniker GmbH, Vienna, Austria (3) Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (4) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (5) Veliko Turnovo University, Bulgaria

FUNDING

Key Action 4 “City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage” of the “Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development” Program within the “Fifth Framework Program” of the European Union.

DURATION

2000-2003