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Sustainable Tourism for Development Guidebook (2013)

The Sustainable Tourism for Development study has been prepared by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the financial support of the European Commission (EC) Directorate-General Development and Cooperation, within the framework of the project “Enhancing capacities for Sustainable Tourism for Development in Developing Countries” (Grant contract DCI-MULTI-2011/280-663). The purpose of the project is to enhance a common understanding and commitment about Sustainable Tourism, and to demonstrate how it is a vehicle to foster economic and social growth, through the achievement of the develo

Practical Guide to Trans-frontier Cooperation

This Guide, drafted for Council of Europe Member States by the Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière (FR), describes the legal framework for transfrontier co-operation and highlights a number of good practices and methodologies aiming at implementing transfrontier cooperation actions between territorial and local authorities located on the territory of the Council of Europe Member States.

Guide to Cost- Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects

The Guide has been prepared in 2008 by the EC Directorate Generale Regional Policy. The objective of the Guide reflects a specific requirement for the EC to offer guidance on project appraisals, as embodied in the regulations of the Structural Funds (SF), the Cohesion Fund (CF), and Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA)1. This Guide, however, should be seen primarily as a contribution to a shared European-wide evaluation culture in the field of project appraisal.

Sustainable Events Guide

From the presentation of Seventeen Events, a sustainable event management agency: "We recognise that one of the key building blocks of sustainability is to share best practice. We have worked hard to build up a number of resources which we want to share with other event professionals who wish to make their operations more sustainable. Key to this has been the development of our sustainable events guide, which we believe is the most comprehensive such document available free of charge online.

ECR - A tour among Regional products of Excellence

CERTO project, co-funded by the European Commission, coordinated by I Cammini d'Europa E.E.I.G. and assisted by the European Institute for Cultural Routes in Luxembourg, was designed to create an offer of tourism products for three pilgrimage routes certified by the Council of Europe, the Via Francigena, the Saint James and the St. Olav Ways. The catalogue is one of the concrete and welcome results of this joint initiative.

SY CULTour - Joint Institutional Framework Analysis"

This document entitled "Joint institutional framework analysis" and developed as Work Package 3.1 within the project SY CULTour financed by the Programme "South-East Europe" is the most up to date collection of laws, regulations, statements, declarations and other official documents concerning cultural values management in South East Europe and beyond.

European Rural Heritage - Observation Guide

Realised and adopted by the CEMAT Committee of Senior Officials, the “European Rural Heritage Observation Guide – CEMAT” implements the provisions of the Recommendation Rec (2002) 1 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Spatial Development of the European Continent. It therefore contributes towards achieving independent development of rural zones as areas for living and carrying on economic and recreationalactivities, and as physical regions and to set out guidelines for the managementof this heritage linked to regional and spatial planning.

Indicators of sustainable development for tourist destinations. A guidebook

This volume is built on the studies and workshops, and on the experience of some 60 experts and practitioners working on indicators in more than 20 countries. It is intended to bring information on the state of the art in development and use of indicators to those who need good information and who can influence the future of tourism and its destinations.

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