I European Tourism Islands Convention
The space for collaboration and creation of opportunities, for drawing up joint projects and fostering a common tourism policy on the islands and archipelagos of Europe.
From 1 to 2 December 2022 - Gran Canaria
To develop and foster a common policy for Europe’s tourism islands, based on the resolution of the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism.
- To draw up a joint plan of action.
So that more European funds are assigned to fighting against climate change and strengthening the “green transition”, the digital transition and tourism policies based on sustainability.
- To promote specific measures for the islands.
By means of working committees, specific proposals will be drafted on sustainability, digitalization and intelligence and innovation which benefit the different tourism islands.
Where and how
1 and 2 Dec. 2022
The main islands invited are:
Spanish islands: The Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands
Greek islands: Crete.
French islands: Corsica, Martinique, Guadalupe and Reunion.
Portuguese islands: Madeira and the Azores.
Italians islands: Sardinia and Sicily.
If you are interested in finding out more about the programme of the European Tourism Islands Convention
Why a convention on tourism islands?
1. A new era
The recent economic crises, the pandemic and the war in Ukraine have been a salutary lesson for the EU and the world. A new era is beginning. Now is the time to progress and move forward together, towards the new horizon 2030. On a steady course set for the two great transitions of the tourism sector: the green transition, and the digital transition.
2. The relevance of tourism islands
From the start of the pandemic, the European Commission and Parliament reflected the importance of tourism. In this sense, tourism islands are fundamental. And a common plan of action needs to be promoted, based on the criteria of the Glasgow Conference. For sustainable tourism, in line with the European Green Deal, the Digital Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
3. European-level projects
The I European Tourism Islands Convention is born as a result of the first agreement between islands and states. The goal is to join forces to create, develop and boost projects on a European scale, as part of the networks of Green Islands and Digital Islands. Relevant, cross-cutting initiatives that benefit the sector and the planet.
Dynamics of the Convention
The convention is structured on the basis of 4 work areas and different committees, in order to encourage discussion and consensus.
The experts in each subject make a presentation to set out the most important points to attendees.
After each presentation, the members of the corresponding committee will debate on the subject presented.
The coordinators of each committee collate the different contributions and proposals, and establish the conclusions of the debate.
The committee members decide on a common plan of action for each of the subjects.
European Green Islands in the face of Climate Change.
European Island and Digital Transition.
Data and People
European Transition Pathway for Tourism.
New European Tourism Policy.
Who takes part?
Any individuals, organizations and companies may take part who wish to help boost a common tourism policy for European islands which fosters sustainability and digitalization. There are three types of participants:
Members of the round table
Do you have a query, or do you need more information on the convention?
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