Throughout the length of Stenety project many ideas were contributed in order to create the Baltic Sea Region Tourism Vision 2030. These ideas, created by youth from multiple countries expand into 4 different categories: ⚙️ ICT Innovations for Sustainability, 🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏼 Socio-Cultural Sustainability, 🚀 Economic Sustainability and 🌱 Environmental Sustainability.

 

Moreover, the Game of Goals, an international workshop event was hosted in which teams worked on solving sustainable tourism challenges as well as competed for the best idea for BSR Tourism Vision 2030. 

 

The Sustainable Tourism Vision 2030 was generated through the context of this project and all the ideas from the participants.

Sustainable Tourism Vision 2030

To make the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) the most attractive, safe and memorable sustainable tourism destination in Europe, inspiring young people to participate in making tourism environmentally friendly, technologically SMART* and culturally advanced. 

 

*SMART: 

S – Sustainable

M – Memorable

A – Accessible

R – Responsible

T – Trustable in Traveling

International Youth Tourism Forum ‘Quo Vadis Tourism? COVID-19 Impact on the Role of Sustainability in Tourism’

International Youth Tourism Forum “Quo Vadis Tourism?” was held on May 7th.

In the Forum the best ideas for Tourism vision 2030 in BSR were awarded. Ideas for the competition the participants sharerd through the E-Box in the Sustainable Tourism Excellence Network of Youth STENetY , which provided a platform for youth to connect, share and discuss their initiatives.

The ideas were evaluated by the Jury of Tourism Experts from International and National Tourism Organisations, Ministry of the Economy and Innovations of the Republic of Lithuania and Klaipėda University.

In the Forum the best ideas for Tourism vision 2030 in BSR were awarded. 

The best idea for sustainable Tourism vision 2030 was announced Effici, second place went to  Local hidden gems, while the third place went to the idea Sustainable tourism library.

Ideas

⚙️ ICT Innovations for Sustainability

“Local Hidden Gems” aims to create a platform which would allow tourist to easily find unique, non-touristy experiences products or places only known to the locals of the area.

A mobile application that generates randomized tourism routes for pedestrians and cyclists would make traveling from one place to another a unique and different experience every time, while also reducing crowds of tourists in some areas.

🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏼 Socio-Cultural Sustainability

Interactive Jewish heritage platform for Baltic seaside cities will provide users self-guided routes though Jewish Heritage sites. The program will provide the user information of the sites visited during the route.

“Sustainable tourism library” will aim to provide an easy access to the information surrounding sustainable tourism. Entrepreneurs, wanting to make their business more sustainable will be able to benefit from the information.

🚀 Economic Sustainability

Idea “Effici” is a fractional ownership platform with a public marketplace where businesses and individuals can buy and share a wanted item as well having a defined space to manage the process to ensure best user experience. 

🌱 Environmental Sustainability

“Tiny House Movement” encourages the use of tiny houses – houses way more sustainable than their bigger counterparts. Tiny houses are more energy efficient, use less water and can turn turns human waste into compost-like material.

♻️ Game of Goals

The workshop event “Game of Goals” had 4 teams from Latvia, Lithuania and Russia working on solving the UN Sustainable development goals. On the last day a team of international judges evaluated the ideas and final results were presented. The first place was awarded to idea “Save, Clean & Sustain”. The presentations of all teams can be found bellow after clicking on a picture.