DUNC participated in the annual conference, ‘Baltic Meeting Point’ last week (1st-3rdAugust) in Karlskrona, Sweden to discuss the regional benefits of cooperation between cities and World Heritage sites and the future inclusion of Baltic Sea heritage site managers and stakeholders at the conference – an initiative that was really appreciated by the participants.
“As representatives of DUNC we also arranged a workshop during the conference. The theme was cooperation between cities and World Heritage sites to strengthen the tourism industry in a sustainable manner” says DUNC lead project manager Niklas Carlsson who led the workshop. Ramunas Povilanskas, from the EUCC Baltic Office also took part talking about the benefits of World Heritage sites in the region.
By the end of the workshop there was an agreement that there is a need for better joint marketing of the entire region and that there needs to be a change in the perception of the Baltic Sea as a cold and ‘dull’ region by improved promotion of the wonderful different seasons and all the cultural and natural beauty of the area.
‘Baltic Meeting Point’ is a forum dedicated to business development, cooperation, networking and knowledge exchange for long-term development and sustainable cooperation within the region.
It takes place every year in Karlskrona during the Archipelago festival (Karlskrona skärgårdsfest) — a showcase event for the unique history of Karlskrona and the world heritage site with more than 100 000 visitors.