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Take part in our webinar to engage in political and expert debate on how the tourism industry can be transformed in the midst of pandemic and climate crisis!

About the Event:

This webinar will offer space for debate among various academic and political organisations across Europe on the sustainability of tourism and the influences the COVID-19 pandemic has had on this sector. This will be an opportunity to share experiences and be inspired by the practices of others. Some of the research findings from the project will be presented but also expanded to a broader debate with engaged scholars and researchers.


This event is part of the Green European Foundation’s Fair and Carbon Free Tourism transnational project. The 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.

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.


  • Robert Fletcher, Waegeningen University
  • Filka Sekulova, University of Barcelona
  • Nikolina Rajković, Institute for Political Ecology
  • Claus Mersch, FREDA (tbc)

Moderated by: Vedran Horvat, Institute for Political Ecology


17:00 – 17.10 Introduction: Vedran Horvat, IPE

17:10 – 17.25 Robert Fletcher, Waegeningen University

17:25 – 17:40 Filka Sekulova, University of Barcelona

17:40 – 17.55 Nikolina Rajković, Institute for Political Ecology

17.55 – 18.10 Claus Mersch, FREDA (tbc)

18:10 – 18.30 Discussion


Monday, 7 December, 17:00-18:30

This is an online event, please join us here via Zoom.

The event will take place in English.


This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of the Institute for Political Ecology and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation

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