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Facilitate the Adoption of Circular Entrepreneurship in the Tourism and leisure sector

Priority Axis

Resource Efficient Economy

Specific objective

Circular Economy

Lead partner

NV Economische Impuls Zeeland

Start Date

01/01/2020

End Date

30/09/2022

Project budget

3 891 756

ERDF amount

2 335 053

ERDF rate

60%

    About

    Common challenge

    Tourism plays a strong role in the regional economies of the 2 seas area and according to the UN World Tourism Organisation tourism will increase from 5 to 8% yearly in the 2seas countries. Besides income, tourism also brings mass consumption of resources (estimated global increased consumption is 92% water, 189% land (Tourism Watch)) which could strain the already limited resources of the region where tourism and other sectors compete. Tourists also tend to produce more waste than locals (European Environment Agency in Tourism and the Environment 2018), further increasing the challenge (in particular due to the seasonality) of waste and waste processing. Although demand for sustainable tourism increases, and some entrepreneurs are starting to look for circular solutions, the general approach in tourism remains linear, in part because entrepreneurs lack knowhow on how to switch to the circular approach needed to ensure that tourism continues to be economically beneficial.

    Partnership

    Partners

    Westtoer apb

    HZ University of Applied Sciences

    Camping en Villapark de Paardekreek

    Vastgoedbeheer Zeeland

    Stichting Strandexploitatie Veere

    University of Greenwich

    The Blue Cluster

    Norfolk County Council