Case Studies

At the end of the project, several case studies have been elaborated reflecting the outputs, experiences and lessons learned with regard to the following topics:

Guiding documents

The project partners developed together a series of guiding documents which reflect the commonly agreed concepts and principles of sustainable tourism development and management planning. The documents serve as a basis for the implementation of the project's activities, thus not only ensuring the common approach of all project partners, but also communicating the goals and principles of the project to the public.

  • Criteria for Sustainable Tourism read more...

  • Sustainable Tourism Management Planning in Biosphere Reserves read more...

  • Sustainable Tourism Training the Trainers Programme read more...

  • The Trail Planning Guide read more...

  • Background Study on Institutional and Management Frameworks read more...

  • Study on the Review of Policies and Legal Framework read more...
The elaboration and publication of these documents was supported by
UNESCO-BRESCE, Venice.


Downloads

The publications are available for download here:


Criteria for Sustainable Tourism

The document has been elaborated considering the different sets of criteria and indicators discussed in publications of UNEP/UN-WTO, the criteria of the German umbrella brand for environmentally-friendly tourism VIABONO and the CBD Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development, and taking into account the circumstances and needs of people and organisations that aim to develop sustainable tourism in protected mountain areas in Central and Eastern European countries. The document has been used by the project partners as a basis for monitoring and evaluating the project's activities.

Download:
Criteria for Sustainable Tourism. - Eds.:ETE/UNESCO-BRESCE, 2009. (460 KB, PDF)

 

Sustainable Tourism Management Planning in Biosphere Reserves

The step-by-step planning tool served as the methodology for the development of a tourism management plan within the frame of the project. It is based not only on the principles of the CBD Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development, but also on other internationally recognised publications on management planning for protected areas. At the end of the project, the project partners have compiled case studies on their experiences with the implementation of the methodology (see above).

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Sustainable Tourism Management Planning in Biosphere Reserves. - Eds.:ETE/UNESCO-BRESCE, 2007. (890 KB, PDF)

 

Sustainable Tourism Training the Trainers Programme

One of the main difficulties in most regional sustainable tourism development projects is to communicate the principles of sustainable tourism, and the ways in which these principles can be implemented into reality, to the local stakeholders and the local population. The compendium provides a source of information and guidance for teaching programmes on sustainable tourism.

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Sustainable Tourism Training the Trainers Programme. - Eds.:ETE/UNESCO-BRESCE, 2009. (870 KB, PDF)

 

The Trail Planning Guide

The document has been used by the project partners as a guidance for a number of activities related to the design and construction of interpretative trails. At the end of the project, the project partners have compiled case studies on their experiences with the implementation of the principles and recommendations provided in the guide. The case studies presents practical examples of planning and design of interpretative trails in the environment of mountain areas in Central Eastern Europe (see above).

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The Trail Planning Guide. An insight into the process of planning interpretative trails. Principles and Recommendations. - Eds.:ETE/UNESCO-BRESCE, 2007. (4.3 MB, PDF)

 

Background Study on Institutional and Management Frameworks.

The study aims at identifying opportunities and challenges for an improved visibility of the Biosphere Reserves as a basis for sound tourism development in the respective regions. Key objective of the study is the identification of current and potential partners supporting the objectives of the project. The study illustrates the internationally agreed framework on the interlinkage between biodiversity conservation and sound tourism development as provided by UNESCO and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and characterises the framing conditions for nature protection policy in the three countries.

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Background Study on Institutional and Management Frameworks in the Biosphere Reserves Aggtelek (Hungary, Babia Góra (Poland) and Šumava (Czech Republic). - Eds.:ETE/UNESCO-BRESCE, 2009. (1 MB, PDF)

 

Study on the Review of Policies and Legal Framework

The overall objective of the review of policies and legal frameworks of the three biosphere reserves in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland is to identify gaps in legislation and policies and to show how legislation and policies in these countries should be changed to enable long-term sustainable development. Practitioners from the local level (CPEAs and NPs) will evaluate the current governance framework and give recommendations for improvements. These will be commented by experts from the national level and be summarised in the study.

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Study on the Review of Policies and Legal Framework



 

 

 

Contact: Michael Meyer at Ecological Tourism in Europe (ETE) | tel: +49-228-359008 | fax: +49-228-359096 | e-mail: m.meyer@oete.de