Voluntourism: Networking Workshop for Representatives of the Public, Private and Non-Profit Sectors


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The networking workshop for stakeholders of the 'Open up a border for adventure and new travel opportunities' project will be held in Dubrovnik on September 30th 2016 at 12 pm.

Voluntourism as an innovative effort in the community targets tourists interested in active vacationing and getting to know a destination through direct social contact and participation in socially responsible programs. It can serve as a foundation to developing tourism products which will contribute to the attractiveness of cross-border areas in Croatia and Montenegro.
As the dominant economic activity of the coastal area of Croatia and Montenegro, tourism can boost the development of sustainability practices through innovative and ecologically sustainable tourism products which can in turn contribute to improving the cooperation between the profit, public and non-profit sectors in creating new concepts of vacationing and travel. They can help develop new volunteer activities for a region rich in tradition, natural attractions and preserved environmental sites. Voluntourism leads to positive outcomes which meet the needs of visitors, the industry, the community and the environment, while the project itself supports the socially marginalised, involving them in voluntourism projects which utilise the motivation and energy of volunteering in developing a common cross-border tourism area.
The "Open up a border for adventure and new travel opportunities" project foresees a number of different promotional voluntourism activities, linking stakehlders from different sectors and stregthening their capacities for developing new programs which are based on social entrepreneurship. 
The first networking workshop is an opportunity for acquainting the concept and networking with invested contacts who are in the business of developing and promoting tourism in the region.
Participants should confirm their attendance by September 26th via email: dana@udruga-mi.hr.
The workshop agenda is available here.

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