The impacts of tourism, both positive and negative, are not isolated to one specific site but have a knock on effect on the whole region. Challenges, such as seasonality, cannot be addressed or solved exclusively on a local or site-specific level but must instead be handledtransnationally.
It is vital that key cross-border operators and both regional & local stakeholders, share knowledge and coordinate their efforts to ensure that future developments, not only in policy but also in product/service design, are based on a consensus of opinion and are sympathetic to the whole region’s natural and cultural heritage.
The DUNC team is working hard to find synergies and common ground with other EU projects particularly with regards to the development of new and innovative products & services.
On the 11th June, DUNC participated in a workshop to promote an exchange between cross-border tourism projects. The meeting was organized by the Tourism Association of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Germany) in cooperation with the Tourism Policy Department of the EU Baltic Sea Strategy (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Health Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Germany). The atmosphere was positive, with great discussions about the challenges that lie ahead. We are enthusiastic and excited about future cooperation with the Interreg South Baltic projects:
BalticMuseums: Love IT!
Biking South Baltic
BSTC: Baltic Sea Tourism Center and
Johann: Joint development of Small Cruise Ship tourism heritage products
For more information about these and other related projects see our DUNC network Related Projects.