Image from the EMD2024 2024 (European Maritime Day 2024) held in the city of Svendborg, Denmark, on May 30-31, displaying dissemination materials from TOURAL and ecoRoute, and capturing their synergy in front of the ATLANTIS banner.

TOURAL in the European Maritime Day (EMD) Svendborg, Denmark | 30-31 May 2024

The TOURAL project was present at the European Maritime Day (EMD), organized from 30 to 31 May 2024, in Svendborg, Denmark by the European Commission, the Municipality of Svendborg and the Danish Maritime Authority. EMD is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meets to network, discuss and outline joint action on maritime affairs, the marine environment and a sustainable blue economy. The event includes talks, sessions and workshops organized by stakeholders and the European Commission and is aimed at professionals from business, government, public organizations, NGOs and academia, as well as EU citizens with an interest in the sea.

The project was represented by ATLANTIS Consulting, which participated as an exhibitor at EMD 2024 with its own stand (no. 20) and is particularly aware of issues related to culture and blue technologies. Visitors to the stand had the opportunity to be informed through communication material, such as flyers on the subject and activities of the TOURAL project, on creative and cultural tourism, with the aim of co-creating business models and tourism products, design and business development with integrated value chains. The scope includes 3 areas from the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian region (Greece, Italy, Croatia) and 3 areas from the Black Sea (Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine).

The primary goal of the project’s participation in the European Maritime Day (EMD) 2024 was to enhance visibility and promote the establishment of a multi-stakeholder TOURAL community. Attendees were also provided with information about other European programs and the synergies between TOURAL and ecoRoute, another European initiative with shared interests and target groups. Throughout the exhibition, a series of thematic workshops and business-to-business (B2B) meetings were conducted, which were attended by representatives from ATLANTIS Consulting and TOURAL.

We are grateful to the EMD organizing committee for their warm welcome and support, to our potential collaborators and valued stakeholders who visited our stand.