Argonauta Association is a member of the Working Group for the Development of the Strategy for the Development of Sustainable Tourism until 2030 and the National Plan for the Development of Sustainable Tourism from 2021 to 2027..
Held on November 26, 2020, the decision on initiating the procedure for drafting the Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy until 2030 and the Decision on initiating the procedure for drafting the National Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development from 2021 to 2027 was adopted, thus initiating the process of drafting the Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy 2030 and the National Plan for the Development of Sustainable Tourism from 2021 to 2027.
In accordance with the principle of partnership, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports is establishing a Working Group to draft the above documents, and Argonauta Association is invited to be actively involved in the work of the Working Group. Employees Ivona Jadrić and Sanja Kovačev have been part of the Working Group on behalf of the Argonaut Association since December 2021.
“The drafting of the Strategy is part of the reform processes initiated by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports with the aim of a comprehensive reform of the management system which aims to establish a broad and effective framework, organizational and legal, for managing sustainable tourism development.
The strategic direction is set by the National Development Strategy until 2030, which has as one of its goals the development of sustainable and innovative tourism. The development of the Strategy is accompanied by the Strategic Environmental Assessment (hereinafter: SEA), whose conclusions/recommendations and the selection of scenarios will be incorporated into the Strategy. SEA is aimed at protecting nature and all components of the environment, influencing, adapting, and strengthening the resilience of tourism and related sectors to climate change. As a medium-term strategic document, the National Plan for Sustainable Tourism from 2021 to 2027 will be drafted. ”[I]
The Scenario Analysis is currently being prepared and includes key stakeholders in the tourism sector, representatives of state and regional authorities, regional and local self-government, civil society representatives, and scientists and experts in individual fields. The identification of key challenges and the consideration of alternative futures and the setting of key challenges are based on the conducted analyzes, as well as on the primary research of the attitudes of the local population. Argonauta Association will present its experiences and reflections on the current state of tourism and the projection of the future development of sustainable tourism through the Working Group. Given that the association operates in the field of great tourism activity, and at the same time great environmental values, realistically “first hand” can see the positive and negative impacts of tourism in various spheres of life.
[i] Source: Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Draft Proposal of the Strategy for the Development of Sustainable Tourism until 2030, Part-Scenario Analysis, final version, 31 December 2021.