The extraordinary beauty and cultural wealth of EU’s coastal areas have made them the preferred destination for many holidaymakers from Europe and abroad, making coastal and maritime tourism an important tourism sector, even though the actual offer is not considered sufficiently ‘future proof’.
The workshop is organised by the EU-funded MARINA project’s partners Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) in collaboration with the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (CNTI) that will conduct the workshop through the Structured Democratic Dialogue (SDD) methodology. SDD is specifically designed to assist heterogeneous groups to deal with complex issues and to enable the integration of contributions from individuals with diverse views, backgrounds and perspectives through a process that is structured, inclusive and collaborative. It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policy makers in an open dialogue. Together, you will define a common vision and a roadmap of solutions and actions to face this challenge. The results, together with the outcomes of the other MARINA workshops in Europe, will be freely accessible on the MARINA Web Knowledge Sharing Platform, used for identifying lessons learned and best practices and disseminated at European policy conferences.