Sustainable Tourism for Rural Development - STRD2019

14feb(feb 14)00:0015(feb 15)23:59Sustainable Tourism for Rural Development - STRD2019

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Rural territories offer a wide array of assets and resources for recreation. Agriculture and Tourism can walk hand in hand and open paths to an holistic approach that includes hospitality, gastronomy, culture, environment, active leisure,…

The conference will address three topics:

  • Challenges for rural areas: digitization, demography, accessibility
  • Opportunities for rural areas through tourism: landscape, authenticity, nature, new markets for local products;
  • Ways forward: Smart territories, new CAP, local and cross-sectorial cooperation.

Each will be discussed in a moderated panel, combined with best-practice cases from Europe and Italy. During the plenary session there will be simultaneous interpretation to and from French.

On this occasion, ELARD, represented by a member of its Council, Kirsten Birke Lund, was invited to take part in the panel dedicated do ‘Smart territories, new CAP, local and cross-sectorial cooperation’.

Following the panels, there will a high-level roundtable with representatives from the italian national government, european farmers, rural development and tourism organisations.

The second edition of the conference “Sustainable Tourism for Rural Development – STRD2019” will focus on the Planning Period 2021-2027 and the

implementation of the new CAP.

The Marketplace of Ideas is an opportunity for innovative, out-of-the-box, or challenging initiatives on sustainable tourism in rural areas from Italy, Europe, and the rest of the world to showcase their experience. Consolidated examples that work in reality and ongoing projects with new perspectives can check in here.

Find attached the flyer, the draft programme outline and the call for contributions for the Market place of Ideas.


14 (Thursday) 00:00 - 15 (Friday) 23:59(GMT+00:00)


Bergamo, Italy

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