Vital Rural Area

The project Vital Rural Area (INTERREG IVB, North Sea Region) focuses on new strategies, models, and “tools” for rural area, having Work Packages on innovation of SMEs, regional branding and (new) services. The project therefore goes beyond (sustainable) tourism, but has already delivered some examples that can be useful for rural areas focusing on tourism, … [Read more…]

ISLE PACT project: Sustainable Energy Action Plans in Support of the Islands Pact

The author of this article is Dr. Anthon Theuma, Director Paragon Europe ( The ISLE-PACT project, co-financed by the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, is committed to developing Local Sustainable Energy Action Plans and a pipeline of bankable projects with the aim of meeting or exceeding the EU sustainability target of reducing CO2 emissions by at least 20% by the year 2020.  … [Read more…]

PM4ESD: a new project management methodology for tourism and culture

Today, at Villa Savonarola in Portici (Naples), the results of the European project PM4ESD – Project Management for European Sustainable Development – have been presented. PM4ESD is a Leonardo Project funded within the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union. Through the project, one of the most well known project management methodology, PRINCE2, has been … [Read more…]

Final conference “Sustainable Tourism: from Vision to Practice”

On September, 30, the results of the PM4ESD project (Project Management for European Sustainable Development) will be presented during a public conference that will take place in Portici (Naples) at Villa Savonarola. Policy makers, academics and stakeholders will discuss about “Governance and Project Management” as  key factors for sustainable tourism. The Vice – President of … [Read more…]