Tourism is one of the largest socioeconomic activities in Europe. Given its potential, it should develop its capacity to generate benefits for the whole society in fields such as employment, sustainable wealth generation, culture, environment etc. What’s the added value of cooperatives involved in tourist activities in terms of local development? How do they promote the European cultural and industrial heritage?
On 24th February (9am – 1pm), concrete cooperative experiences from Spain, Italy, France and the United Kingdom, together with eminent experts, will answer to these questions at the gathering “How to promote sustainable tourist experiences through the European route of cooperative culture” to be held in Brussels. The conference, to be hosted by the Representation of the Government of Catalonia to the European Union (227, Rue de la Loi, Brussels), will be a unique event to get inspiration in the field of cultural and industrial tourism.
CECOP, in partnership with other cooperative organisations, local authorities and entities from all around Europe, has designed Cooproute, the innovative transnational itinerary of cooperative culture. This route gathers a number of cooperatives and museums all around Europe offering a sustainable and innovative tourist experience, while spreading their values and business model based on democracy and solidarity.
The program is available here: