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“New minorities promoting sustainable tourism in traditional communities”​

BLED 11-12.11.2017 


The Event

The Municipality of Bled (SI) will host the fifth Transnational event of the GEMS Project – “New minorities promoting sustainable tourism in traditional communities”. During the event, GEMS Task-Forces will be involved in activities which will foster the exchange of practices and debates, around the topic of the promotion of sustainable tourism in alpine communities.

Moreover, GEMS Task-Forces will be called to identify actions that capitalise on cultural diversity in the promotion strategies of sustainable tourism, within the context of alpine traditional communities.  

The Activities

Bled – Activity Report

The Programme

Programme Bled (11-12.11.2017)

Day 1 – 11.11.2017

14:00 – 14:30 – Arrival of participants and registrations

14:30 – 16:00  – Networking Event – Opening networking event at Visitor centre Triglavska roža Bled

16:00 – 18:00 – Study Visit: Promoting Bled – success stories of a sustainable community” – guided tour and road train Preliminary Study – Bled

19:00 – 21:00  Multicultural dinner with folk music and representations

Day 2 – 12.11.2017

8:30 – 11:30 – GEMS Conference and parallel Workshops “New minorities promoting sustainable tourism in  traditional communities” – representatives of local associations and partner delegations

12.00 – 13:00 – Operational meetings with partners @ Alpine Pearls

13:00 – 17:00 – Multicultural fringe event – St. Martin Celebrations

GEMS Workshop Results
Network Solidarity Model – The Chapter on Multi-cultural Tourism



St Martin's Day, observed on 11 November, is an age-old tradition in Slovenia. In the past few decades, the celebrations have grown from informal celebrations for family and friends, to public events organised by towns and cities all over the country. In Bled, the initiatives organised for St. Martin Celebration are an opportunity for sharing “old and new” traditions and for an intercultural exchange between all communities of the area. Among these, a traditional market will be organised by Bled local producers, under the motto “Taste Bled”, in which GEMS participants will have the opportunity to experience the richness of local culinary culture and traditions.