Network of Cities for Sustainable Tourism

On the occasion of the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism held in Rimini in June 2001, the Province of Rimini and ICLEI presented the 'Network of Cities for Sustainable Tourism'. The Network has been formally set up thanks to the endorsements of cities and local authorities that have signed the 'Partnership Agreement'.
Local authorities situated in countries of the European Union and the Mediterranean, look for a fruitful and active cooperation with other local authorities for wich mass-tourism plays a major role in the local economy. For them, the Network of Cities for Sustainable Tourism exists!

Coordinated by ICLEI, European secretariat, the Network has at moment the following partners:

1. Calviá (Spain)
2. Çanakkale (Turkey)
3. Cervia (Italy)
4. Chioggia (Italy)
5. Comunitá Montana del Giovo (Italy)
6. Georgioupolis (Greece)
7. Kallithea (Greece)
8. Lloret de Mar (Spain)
9. Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa del Sol Occidental (Spain)
10. Punta Umbría (Spain)
11. Rimini (Italy)
12. San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy)
13. Sousse, (Tunisia)
14. The Union of Local Authorities in Israel (representing the cities of Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Netanya, Bat Yam, Akko, and Nahariya)
15. Tortolì (Italy)
16. Venice (Italy)
The chair of the Network is the Province of Rimini (Italy)

Other local authorities of the European Union and of the Mediterranean basin have expressed their interest towards this important initiative.


Partners of the Network can be local authorities situated in countries of the European Union or the Mediterranean, where mass-tourism plays a major role in the local economy.

Objectives of the Network are:
•To develop and implement joint projects to pursue sustainability in the tourism sector,
•To develop policies and good practices for sustainable tourism,
•To exchange information and experiences (also organising study visits and exchanges),
•To search for funds within the European Union (EU) and other potential sources in order to implement projects,
•To pass political messages to both the EU and to other international institutions and organisations which are relevant actors in the field of tourism,
•To develop common training and distance training projects for local authority officials,
•To develop a common promotion and dissemination strategy in order to increase awareness in local authorities and to present the Network achievements,
•To develop common presentation strategies to new potential markets by taking into account the sustainability targets.

Collegati alla mappa interattiva
Ita: brochure
Ita: Il Network delle Città per il Turismo Sostenibile.ppt
Ita: Partnership Agreement
Eng: brochure
Eng: Network of Cities for Sustainable Tourism.ppt
Eng: Partnership Agreement

Turismo Sostenibile - Provincia di Rimini
Viale Dario Campana 64
47900 Rimini
Tel. 0541 716321
Fax 0541 716305

links suggeriti:
Sito europeo ICLEI
Partnership Agreement