STRD 2017 Conference on Sustainable tourism for rural development

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Date(s) - 15 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
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Rural Tourism is already an important part of the European tourism sector, yet many assets and resources for recreation in rural areas are not widely used, or even remain undetected, that is the reason why EuroGites, the European Federation of Rural Tourism and Mouvement Européen de Ruralité have organized a conference in Bergamo – Italy, from the 15th to the 17th of February entitled: STRD 2017Sustainable tourism for rural development” to bring attention and to broaden the view and unleash the full rural potential for leisure through a holistic approach that includes hospitality, food, gastronomy, culture, and active tourism. This event counts with support of the UNWTO2017 Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” and the implementation of the Cork 2.0 Declaration.

It is a first-ever event that brings together stakeholders from two of the most relevant sectors for the European economy to set common ground for future cooperation and synergies. Four main topics have been defined for this event, these are: Vitality (smart and competitive rural areas), Value Chains, The Rural Experience and Digitalization.

Call for contributions:
For technical papers: any type of article, essay, report, etc. for publication in the conference procedures – without plenary presentation (specify requirements will be provided in due course). More information on how to apply and deadlines here.

Practical cases contest:
The best practices gathered form the participants will be subjected for a contest. Below there is a list of things that will be considered by the judges:

• European and Italy-wide request for best-practice cases in the four areas
• Deadline: 10th-January-2017
• Selection of “best” of each category by 15th-January (jury is the programme committee)
• The winner in each category is invited to present in plenary.
• The rest of cases will be published in electronic format in the conference procedures

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