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LEADER+ Transnational Cooperation

In the framework of the program Leader+, the Mediterranean Centre of Environment coordinated a transnational cooperation between the LAG (Local action group) of Lozère (France) and the LAG of Elassona (Greece) with main issue: rural sustainable tourism.

Several meetings were organised where French and Greek professionals could share experience, explore the similarities of their territories and learn about a more than 30 years experience of the county of Lozère (France) in rural tourism.

Workshop in Agiocambo (Kissavo - Greece)
The MCE organized a workshop for transfer of experience in rural tourism: with the participation of Philippe GALZIN – farmer and rural tourism entrepreneur, Vice president of "Gites de France" for the County of Lozère (France), responsible person of the national Label «Bienvenue à la Ferme » (Welcome to the farm) and Pierre SPIRITO, Director of the Comité départemental du tourisme de la Lozère (Committee for tourism of Lozère) and of the organisation « Gîtes de France» in this French county.

Professional visit of stakeholders of Kissavo in Lozère
Study visit for Greek professionals in agro-tourism units in France. Exchanges with French professionals form a large range of tourism activities.

Conference of Good practices in rural tourism
Responding the a demand of some professionals in the tourism sector from the area of Kissavo, the MCE organized a conference on
- professional networking in rural tourism
- management and marketing for SME in rural tourism