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Conclusions of the Smart Specialization Workshops organized within the TAKE IT SLOW project

Published on 23/07/2021 (last modified 23/07/2021)

Concepts of smart, integrated, sustainable, accessible, year-round, green, and slow tourism development are important emphasis throughout the TAKE IT SLOW project

Throughout the TAKE IT SLOW project, an important emphasis is put on concepts of smart, integrated, sustainable, accessible, year-round, green, and slow tourism development. In order to support and encourage the dissemination of knowledge and experience in these topics, the University of Zadar was responsible for organizing workshops on the topic of smart specialization in green, slow and sustainable tourism. In total, three workshops were held from May to July 2021. The workshops were held online via the Zoom platform, due to the COVID-19 epidemiological situation, but also to ensure that anyone interested in the foreseen topics can easily participate.

The first workshop was held on May 26th, 2021, and the participants had the opportunity to listen to presentations prepared by Ms. Ivana Maletić from the European Court of Auditors and Mr. Alfredo de Liguori from the Regional Tourism Agency PUGLIAPROMOZIONE. The experts on the next workshops were Ms. Iva Tolić from the Institute for Development and International Relations and Ms. Maša Klemenčić from the Slovenian Tourist Board and the workshop was held on June 24th, 2021. The third, and the last workshop, took place on July 7th, 2021, and during this workshop, presentations were held by Ms. Ana Odvitović from Inovativni Zadar (Innovative Zadar) and Mr. Ivan Ilijašić from Orioly Inc.

The main participants of these workshops were project partners included in the TAKE IT SLOW project and their local stakeholders, but the workshops were open for anyone interested in the topics covered. Each workshop was announced via the TAKE IT SLOW web page and TAKE IT SLOW social media accounts. The participant count goal for this workshop, as foreseen by the TAKE IT SLOW project, was 100 people across all three workshops held. The workshops received excellent feedback, and this goal was successfully achieved by a total number of 205 participants.

As to ensure the durability and transferability of the knowledge on the topics covered, the recordings of the workshops are made available on the TAKE IT SLOW website and the TAKE IT SLOW YouTube channel for all of those that want to nurture the innovative mindset and educate themselves in smart specialization in green, slow and sustainable tourism.

For more information about other upcoming events within the TAKE IT SLOW projects, please follow:

Website: https://www.italy-croatia.eu/web/take-it-slow

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