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1 FAST-LAIN Meeting May 2011 in Saarbrücken University of Algarve

2 Partner Organisation - University of Algarve (UALG) - Faro, Portugal -UALG has students undergardutae and posgraduate; -- 7 faculties and schools -- Marine sciences and Tourism the main strategic teaching and researching axes Participant/s: - Adao Flores - assistant prof, tourism researcher and group coordinator for entrepreneurship at UALG Our organisation

3 Inside UALG - CEIO and CITEL - Marine Sciences Research center *Outside UALG -Public organizations. CCDRALG.Algarve Tourism.DRAOT.National Parks (Costa Vicentina/ Ria Formosa/Sapal Castro Marim) --3 Municipalities with Local Agenda 21 -Private firms -. Alma Verde village (sustainable construction building) -. Vila Galé hotels (heritage sustainable tours). Hotel Albacora (birdwatching and nature trails). Sagres birdwatching Festival. Pestana Hotels (sea water desalting station). Vilamoura golfs (environmental quality schemes pioneers – Green Globe). Eco friendly tour operators. Casas Brancas Association (private quality schemes). Rural tourism Smes -ONGS -. Vicentina -. In Loco -. Almargem (1st Algarvian coast to coast walking trail) List of ORGANISATIONS which are working in our region/area on sustainable tourism topics

4 -- Local Agendas Local municipality sustainable action projects -. Terras Verdes (Querença) action research program on ecology, tourism and Economy -. NECTOUR project (CCDRAlg) – monitoring sustainability - Sustainable Algarve (In loco) – Algarve interior Selection of current PROJECTS and INITIATIVES on sustainable tourism in our region/area

5 Upcoming EVENTS on sustainable tourism in our region/area -. Birdwatching Festival, October, Sagres, West Algarve -. Feira da Serra -. Pork and tradictional sausages festival, March, Monchique -…

6 -Alma verde -- Hotel Albacora -. Vila Vita heritage tours -. Via Alagrviana trail -. Rural Tourism -. Bio Wine from Aljezur -. Bio sweet potatoes. Bio olive oil. Bio peanut butter. Natura toruism operators. Biogrocery of Algarve Selection of tourism businesses /services which might be promoted on a sustainable tourism MARKET PLACE

7 Our Regional / Thematic Cluster idea Project title:Costa Vicentina Sustainable Cluster/LA Lead organisation: UALG Research thematic/s:Tourism Clustering; local suplly food chains; environmental quality scheme; Objectives: Fostering a LA/ network approach; bridging theory and practice; creating a culture of sustainability; promoting and supporting sustainable Smes, products and services Potential partners -Minicipalities of Lagos, Vila do Bispo and Aljezur -. Terras do Infante association -- Costa Vicentina Natural Park -- PROMOSAGRES -- Casa s Brancas Association -- Hotel Martinhal -Aldeia da Pedralva -- Smes of the Area… Key regional/ thematic Knowledge Providers -UALG -- CEIO -CITEL -CCDRALG project -- Private actors and associations -- ONGS/CSO …

8 Special strengths Special needs - Potential X x

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