Model of integral green economy

as a holistic approach for development of tourism offer in pilot EDEN destinations /  Author: Marko Slapnik,

For the Model of Integral Green Economy, developed by Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer, which was presented on many practical cases in book Integral Green Slovenia, we tried to present practical value also in development and cooperation of EDEN destinations in the project EDEN55plusNW. There are five pilot EDEN destinations in the framework of EDEN55plusNW project: Vulkanland (AT), NP Northern Velebit (HR), River Kolpa (SI), Idria (SI) and Logarska dolina – Solčavsko(SI). The partners of the project (Srce Slovenije, Center za idrijsko dediščino, Provital, Agencija M, Steirisches Vulkanland, Stadtgemeinde Feldbach, Nacionalni park Sjeverni Velebit and Universita delle libereta AUSER di Trieste) want to promote cooperation among the EDEN destinations aiming to create integral tourist programmes for seniors 55+, to prolong the season in EDEN destinations and to encourage SMEs to design custom-made offers for seniors. Coordinated action and promotion of each EDEN destination require coordinated action of different stakeholders, from municipalities and public sector to the enterprises and private tourism providers to different societies and other interested parties. For preparing a coordinated action of an EDEN destination we posed these three key questions:
1.What does the title European Destination of Excellence relate to? Which are the key topics to distinguish an EDEN destination?
2.What has already been done to develop and present the key topics of EDEN destination and how do individual stakeholders cooperate and connect?
3.What can your organisation do to be recognized as an active part of European Destination of Excellence?
What about sustainable development and Integral Green Economy?
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Marko Slapnik