FIRST ALPINE-WIDE CONFERENCE ON ALPINE TOURISM AND ITS RELATIONS WITH CULTURE AND THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF THE ALPS – SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2020 | VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
The First Alpine-wide Conference is convened to provide an analysis of the close relationship between Alpine tourism and the cultural landscape of the Alps, to discover how local culture has shaped the Alpine territory by creating landscapes that have become part of the cultural and economic heritage of our country. A window on new solutions and strategies for local tourism in the post-COVID era. A reflection on the key elements to enhance Alpine cultural tourism.
The 15th Conference of Ministers of the Alps (Innsbruck, April 2019) appointed the Italian Delegation in the Alpine Convention and its local representatives to organize an international conference intended to highlight the close relationship between Alpine tourism and the cultural landscape and thus to achieve the relevant and ambitious goals set forth by the Conference. This virtual event will involve experts in the tourism, landscape and historical-cultural heritage sectors. Topics, such as the enhancement of the cultural landscape in the Alps through the UNESCO Conventions, cultural Mountain tourism in the aftermath of the COVID-19 emergency, will be discussed from new perspectives, in view of a revival of the sector, in the name of sustainability, and of the promotion and dissemination of the heritage and cultural itineraries in the Alpine region.
This Conference, organized in the context of the Alpine Convention, is intended to promote a broad and in-depth reflection on the importance of promoting and enhancing the Alpine landscape and cultural heritage in the tourism sector.
The Conference “Alpine Landscape Meets Culture, Cultural Heritage and Landscape for a new Alpine tourism – ALMCC2020” is promoted by the Alpine Convention, the Italian Delegation in the Alpine Convention, the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protection and the Alpine regions that will attend the event, in particular the Valle d’Aosta Autonomous Region, with the contribution of the Municipality of Courmayeur and the scientific assistance of Eurac Research and Fondazione Montagna sicura, with the involvement of the Alpine Space CHEERS Project.