Program for Download

2 April 2019 

12:00 Registration


13:00 Welcome to the conference and short introduction to the programme 

 Andreas Wurm, Moderation



Tourism and Sustainability & the Importance of Measuring Sustainability in Tourism in the broader context of Sustainable Development 

Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety


13:30 Measuring Sustainability in Tourism – International context and German pilot project 

International View on the Measurement of Sustainability in Tourism - Classification and Requirements

Manuel Butler Halter, Executive Director of UNWTO 


Empirical Perspective on Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals

Elisa Tonda, Head, Consumption and Production Unit, Economy Division – UNEP


Data Collection for Sustainability in Tourism on the European level – Results of the current EEA & ETC / ULS project “Towards a Reporting Mechanism in Europe” 

Jaume Fons, European Environment Agency EEA / European Topic Centre


Measuring Sustainability of Tourism in Germany – Criteria, indicators and data sources

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Strasdas / Martin Balaš, University of Sustainable Development Eberswalde, Center for Sustainable Tourism (ZENAT)


Panel Discussion: Measuring Sustainability in Tourism – How and what for?


15:20 Coffee Break 


15:50 FROM DATA COLLECTION TO DATA USAGE – International Examples

National Accounting Statistics versus Indicators. Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Dr. Anselm Mattes / Franziska Neumann, DIW Econ 


South Tyrol (Italy): Applied Sustainability Monitoring of the UNWTO Tourism Observatories 

Greta Erschbamer, Researcher at Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research


Slovenia: The Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism as a national sustainability program for tourism destinations and businesses

Tina Hedi Zakonjšek, Institute Factory of Sustainable Tourism GoodPlace


Austria: Sustainability Indicators for a Future-oriented Tourism in Austria

Jürgen Weiß, Statistik Austria


European regional cases for data measurement to better manage destinations

Marta Domper Marsal, Project Officer at NECSTouR, Network of European Regions for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism


Panel DiscussionFrom data collection to data usage – Lessons learnt


18:00 End of Conference Day 1


19:00 Evening Event with dinner at STATE Studio 


3 April 2019 

09:00 Welcome to the conference and short introduction to the programme

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rein, CEO, BTE Tourism and Regional Planning



Workshop 1: Scales of Sustainability Data Collection: From Global to Local Tourism Level 

Raúl Hernández-Martín, Head of the Chair in Tourism CajaCanarias-Ashotel-University of La Laguna 


Workshop 2: Usage of Sustainable Tourism Indicators for Destination Management and Certification Processes

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Strasdas, University of Sustainable Development Eberswalde, Head of Center for Sustainable Tourism (ZENAT)


Workshop 3: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A framework towards transforming tourism? A focus on social components.

Laura Jäger, Coordinator Tourism & Development, Tourism Watch


10:30 Coffee Break



Workshop 4: How to measure tourism-related greenhouse gas emissions – The challenge of transboundary allocation

Dr. Paul Peeters, Professor sustainable tourism transport at the Centre for Sustainability, Tourism & Transport (CSTT), Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands


Workshop 5: Demand-side Indicators for Sustainable Holiday Travel: What consumers can tell us

Dr. Dirk Schmücker, Head of Research, NIT – Institute for Tourism and Research in Northern Europe


12:30 CLOSING SESSION - Presentation of Workshop Results


13:30 End of Conference 


14:00 PROFESSIONAL EXCURSIONS (additional offer)

Guided Tour through the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin with a focus on sustainability (free of charge)


Guided Tour through Berlin with „Green me“ with a focus on sustainable Berlin (on self-payment basis) 

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