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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Interested to take a peek at our research on tourism across Europe – involving several cities with speakers from the Balkans and across the EU? Then join us for this event on Fair and Carbon Free Tourism!

About the Event:

This international seminar will offer insight into the research conducted by 7 organizations across Europe on the sustainability of tourism and the influences the Corona pandemic had on this sector. This will be an opportunity to share experiences and be inspired by the practices of others.

The impacts of tourism-induced economic activities are often underestimated, and while social impacts are increasingly being considered in some of the tourist hubs of the project partners’ countries, for instance in Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Salzburg, or Ohrid, environmental impacts in particular are often not (yet) addressed.


This event is part of the Green European Foundation’s Fair and Carbon Free Tourism transnational project. This project aims to identify and create conditions for collective action against the detrimental social and environmental impacts of tourism. In many countries, tourism is a generator of GDP and fully employed in a growth oriented consumerist economy. However, there is an underestimated environmental and social impact of tourism.


  • Maja Morachanin, MP and Leader of the Macedonian Green Party (DOM)
  • Aleksandar Gjorgjievski, ASSED Sunrise – North Macedonia
  • Vedran Horvat, Institute for Political Ecology – Croatia
  • Sergi Alegre, Fundacio Nous Horizons, Barcelona – Spain
  • Zaklina Zivkovic, Networked – Serbia
  • Claus Mersch, FREDA – Austria
  • Ana Petrovska, ASSED Sunrise – North Macedonia


11:00 – 11:10      Introduction of the event and participants; opening remarks by Maja Morachanin

11:10 – 11:25       Vedran Horvat – Project Leader of the GEF “Fair and Carbon Free Tourism” – IPE Croatia

11:25 – 11:35      Sergi Alegre – Sand and Sun Tourism in Catalonia: An Overview

11:35 – 11:45      Zaklina Zivkovic – Serbian Tourism Overview

11:45 – 11:55      Claus Mersch – Austrian Tourism Overview

11:55 – 12:05     Ana Petrovska – Responsible Tourism in Ohrid

12:05 – 12:30    Discussion and conclusions


This online event is open to the general public. It will be taking place in English and Macedonian, with simultaneous translation.

Please register and join the Zoom webinar via this link.


This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of ASSED Sunrise and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation

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