The Algarve Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR) will be at the Nature Tourism Biennial (BTN), in Aljezur, from the 22nd to the 24th of February, to publicize the caravan support network, get companies talking among themselves, make known the opportunities for volunteering in Europe, and clarify about the upcoming European Elections.
The various initiatives that CCDRA Algarve has planned are promoted in collaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network – Algarve and the Europe Direct Algarve information center, structures based in this entity.
During the event, the “autocaravanalgarve.com” website promotion campaign will be presented, promoted by Turismo do Algarve with the support of AMAL – Algarve Intermunicipal Community, and the computer application for mobile devices developed in parallel, which are intended to promote the region and support the practice of motorhomes in the Algarve.
«Following the Collaboration Protocol – Motorcaravans (signed by CCDR Algarve, AMAL, Algarve Tourism Region and Algarve Tourism Association), CCDR Algarve structured and implemented in December 2015 the Support Network for Motorcaravans of the Algarve Region ( RAARA), which includes Camping and Caravan Parks (PCC), Rural Camping Parks (PCR) and Service Areas for Motorhomes (ASA), duly licensed by the competent authorities and currently involving three dozen spaces in thirteen municipalities”, recalls the Algarve CCDR.
In the same scope, the In Loco association will present the “Rota Serrana”, an “important part of RAARA located in the low density territories of the interior of the region and developed in partnership with CCDR Algarve and the municipalities of Alcoutim, Tavira, São Brás of Alportel, Loulé, Silves, Monchique and Aljezur, in the context of PADRE – Support Program for the Development of Endogenous Resources».
BTN will also be used by the Enterprise Europe Network – Algarve (EEN Algarve) to promote an international event of business meetings, previously scheduled on the digital platform, to be held in a reserved space.
«The main objective is to help companies to find local, national and foreign partners, through the discussion of cooperation proposals and with the assistance of technicians from CCDR Algarve/Enterprise Europe Network and Vicentina», explained CCDR Algarve.
Those interested in participating in these business meetings will still be able to register here until the end of tomorrow, Thursday, «after which each participant will have a personalized meeting agenda available».
The Europe Direct Algarve Center (CIED Algarve), a European information network for citizens hosted at the CCDR Algarve, will seek to «bring the European dimension more clearly to the 2019 edition of BTN, through its own exhibition space, dedicated to European Elections , with information on relevant European priorities and initiatives, especially for the problem of Nature Tourism».
Knowledge Workshops on cycle tourism, environmental volunteering and scientific tourism will also be promoted.
On Saturday, the 23rd, between 11:45 am and 13:15 pm, there will be a workshop on Greenways, hosted by Filipe Beja, from Infraestruturas de Portugal Património, where they will talk about the concept of greenways, also known as "green corridors" for the practice of cycling and hiking.
On the same day, but between 16:00 and 17:300, the workshop “Volunteering for Nature – Regional Experiences and the European Solidarity Corps” will take place, mentored by CIED Algarve and with the participation of the Portuguese Environment/Administration Agency Regional Hydrographic of the Algarve and the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth.
Here, «two regional experiences will be presented: Volunteering for Forest and Environmental Volunteering for Water and two European initiatives also active in the region: Life Escapes and European Solidarity Corps», according to CCDR Algarve.
The third workshop takes place on Sunday, February 24, from 14:15 pm to 15:45 pm and is the result of a partnership with the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Algarve. Ricardo Canas, head of the CCDR Algarve's Environmental Assessment Division, presents a workshop on the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Algarve, where he will present the flora and vegetation of the classified sites of Rocha da Pena and Fonte Benémola, «internationally regarded as plant communities and species of special interest for scientific tourism'.
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