1st Joint Conference of the AIC Fora

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The Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce, Forum of the Cities and UNIADRION, in the framework of the AI-NURECC initiative, organise the 1st Joint Conference of the Fora of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce, Cities and Universities: ROOTS and PATHS: Past, Present and Future for the Adriatic-Ionian Region 

The event will take place from the 16th until the 18th of October in Split (Croatia) at the Radisson Blue Resort.


The Adriatic Ionian Network of Universities, Regions, Chambers of Commerce and Cities (AI-NURECC Initiative) is an initiative of key stakeholders of the Adriatic Ionian Region, which have decided to join their efforts aimed at supporting the implementation of the European Union Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Sea Region (EUSAIR), ensuring wide and indepth territorial coverage, at regional and local level.

The initiative lead partner is the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions – CPMR. Other partners, beside the Forum AIC are: the Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Cities, the Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Universities – UniAdrion and the Adriatic and Ionian Euroregion.


Within this year’s Forum, on the 17th of October, seven Workgroups will be held, four in line with the EUSAIR thematic pillars; Blue Growth, Connecting the Region, Quality of Environment / Agriculture, and Sustainable Tourism, and additionally, traditional for the organising Fora, Workgroup on Women Entrepreneurship, Workgroup on Economic Analysis and the Workgroup on Societal Challenges.


The Workgroup on Sustainable tourism is in line with the respective EUSAIR thematic pillar and strives towards addressing contemporary issues and inducing constructive debate in line with EUSAIR priorities.

This year the Workgroup will deal with the topic: Creative cultural tourism and sustainable EUSAIR destinations, and will be divided into two panels.

The first panel will deal with Creative and cultural industries in the context of the EU Cultural Heritage Year and EU China tourism Year, while the second panel will try to contribute to the Sustainable tourism management at macro-regional level, in line with the UN 2030 17 SDGs.


More details and the Agenda will follow soon.


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