The Presidency is focusing on achievable, practical, and visible priorities, one of which is dedicated to sustainable development as well as green and maritime tourism as an important sector in reviving regional economy, increasing region‘s visibility and giving employment opportunities to young people.
The Presidency intends to work on a new forward-looking Vilnius Declaration ‘A Vision of the Baltic Sea Region until 2030’, which will be the vision of future tourism in the Baltic Sea Region. The tourism vision will be prepared during the 13th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum (BSTF) organised by the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourist Board, Policy Area Tourism of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the Palanga resort municipality.
The BSTF will be held 10–13 November 2020 — for the first time it will be an online event to last for four days.
*The Registration for the BSTF will be open from 30. September to 31. October 2020!
In addition, we are very happy to announce that for the very first time the Sustainable Tourism Award (STA) of the Baltic Sea Region will be organised during this year's BSTF. The Award ceremony takes place on 11 November 2020 and will honor the most sustainable destination, the most sustainable product and exceptional services as well as the most sustainable private tourism service provider (business).
Potential applicants find further information on the 1st Sustainable Tourism Award in the documents below.
*Applications can be filled in online (see link above) from 27. September 2020 to 31 October 2020.
** questions regarding the 1st Sustainable Tourism Award should be directed to: email@example.com