2011 - Tourism and Regeneration of physical sites
The Commission together with the Member States and the Candidate Countries, have singled out the theme of excellence for 2011 as being “Tourism and Regeneration of physical sites”.
The 2011 quest rewarded those destinations which have regenerated a physical site of their local heritage and converted it into a tourism attraction to be used as a catalyst for wider local regeneration.
The call for proposals was launched by the Commission in March 2011. Participating countries have therefore selected the winning destinations among the candidate destinations, and the winners were officially awarded in Brussels on 27 September 2011.
Each awarded destination respected the following criteria:
- be “non traditional” (the visitor density rating from “low” to “very low” in comparison with the national average)
- manage their own tourism offer in a way to ensure social, cultural and environmental sustainability
- be managed by a partnership between the public authorities responsible for the management of the destination and all those involved in tourism in and around the area (e.g. tourist service providers, local communities). Public-private partnerships are admitted.
The winner destinations have been rewarded as “2011 European Destination of Excellence for the Regeneration of Physical Sites”.
Contact names for the National Project Officers which have managed the competition in the different countries are available on Project Officer.
In order to get a better idea about the call and the project, you can have a look at our call for proposals which is published on DG Enterprise and industry web site.
City of Gmünd / Carinthia ( Austria)
EDEN contact for City of Gmünd / Carinthia
Marche-en-Famenne ( Belgium)
EDEN contact for Marche-en-Famenne email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pustara Višnjica ( Croatia)
EDEN contact for Pustara Višnjica email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalopanayiotis ( Cyprus)
EDEN contact for Kalopanayiotis
Slovácko ( Czech Republic)
EDEN contact for Slovácko email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lahemaa National Park Manors ( Estonia)
EDEN contact for Lahemaa National Park Manors
Roubaix ( France)
EDEN contact for Roubaix email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Municipality of Delphi ( Greece)
EDEN contact for Municipality of Delphi
Mecsek ( Hungary)
EDEN contact for Mecsek
Stykkishólmur Municipality ( Iceland)
EDEN contact for Stykkishólmur Municipality
The Great Western Greenway, Co Mayo ( Ireland)
EDEN contact for The Great Western Greenway, Co Mayo email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montevecchio, Municipality of Guspini ( Italy)
EDEN contact for Montevecchio, Municipality of Guspini email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ligatne Village ( Latvia)
EDEN contact for Ligatne Village email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rokiškis Manor ( Lithuania)
EDEN contact for Rokiškis Manor email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Għarb ( Malta)
EDEN contact for Għarb
Veenhuizen ( The Netherlands)
EDEN contact for Veenhuizen
Żyrardów ( Poland)
EDEN contact for Żyrardów
Faial Nature Park ( Portugal)
EDEN contact for Faial Nature Park
Idrija ( Slovenia)
EDEN contact for Idrija email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trasmiera Ecopark ( Spain)
EDEN contact for Trasmiera Ecopark
Hamamönü-Altındağ Ankara ( Turkey)
EDEN contact for Hamamönü-Altındağ Ankara