EDEN NETWORK AISBL
A PROJECT TO TRIGGER EXCHANGE
EDEN Network Facilitator
WE WANT TO INSPIRE THE
TOURISM INDUSTRY AND
THAT BRING TOURISTS TO
VISIT A BETTER PLACE TO
LIVE AND TO VISIT
THIS IS THE EDEN INNOVATION PRIZE
WILL LEARN MORE ABOUT
EDEN DESTINATIONS AND
WE WILL GO BACK HOME
WITH GOOD IDEAS TO
A SPECIAL MENTION ON THE EU WEBSITE
A SPECIAL MENTION ON THE GALA DINNER
AN AWARD AT THE EDEN MEETING
ARTICLES AND NEWS ABOUT YOU IN THE
MOST READ INDUSTRY PAPERS, MAGAZINES
AND WEBISTES (such as travelmole)
INITIATIVES THAT CLEARLY SHOW HOW
TOURISM BOARDS AND DMO CAN REALIZE
CAMPAINGS THAT MAKE POTENTIAL
TRAVELERS TO LEARN,TO LIKE AND TO
DESIRE TO VISIT A PLACE
E-PLACE BRANDING PRIZE
INIATIVIES THAT CLEARLY SHOW
HOW LOCAL AUTHORITIES,
BUSINESSES AND CITIZENS MAKE A
PLACE BETTER TO LIVE AND TO VISIT
E-PLACE MAKING PRIZE
INITIATIVES THAT CLEARLY SHOW
HOW BUSINESSES, INDIVIDUAL AND
NGOS COOPERATE TO EHNANCHE
THE SOCIAL COHESION OF A TOURIST
E-COMMUNITY BULDING PRIZE
of natural and
The following tables provides a list of possible examples of initiatives that
could qualify for the awards
Use of regional style and local materials that help buildings fit into
Restoration or reconstruction of historic buildings and sites
Low-profile buildings fitting the scenery
High-rise construction deliberately clustered in order to preserve
extensive open space
Buffer zones of trees to screen parking lots, service areas, etc.
Landscaping with native vegetation; lack of chemical fertilizers
Maintenance or creation of parks or green areas
Design that minimizes noise and harsh lights
Attractive, restrained signage
Absence of billboards and other ugly signs
Absence of roads, cable, or other infrastructure blocking views of
Design, Construction, and Landscaping
Use of technology, regulation, incentives to reduce use of energy and
water, and to reduce waste
Use of local food
Use of public transportation and/or clean/energy efficient vehicles
Use of audit system
Innovative financial instruments
Programs to lessen the regulatory burdens on enterprises or
administrative inefficiency, and to make a fair taxation system.
Policies to encourage the using of certification schemes (EMAS, ISO, etc.)
Projects to extend opening hours of retailers.
Resources efficiency and financial sustainability
Easy availability of engaging information about the area
Convenient availability of local guides
Routine interpretive presentations or informational theater; nature or
history trails with informational signs; other interpretive devices
Payback schemes to fund conservation , tourism taxes or entrance fees
used for local tourism assets and services
Quota and/or visitor management policy to lower negative impact
Provision of places for local craftsman to produce and sell items
Conservation and valorization of cultural and natural Heritage
Social Media, Promotion, Marketing communication, events organization,
branding campaign, Fam Trips
Marketing intelligence Use of audit system (survey, mystery tourists, etc)
Research Projects, Publications, online exchange platform, newsletters,
mystery shopper programs, Quality accreditation schemes, labels,
Projects to ensure design and layout of buildings and sites, access to
public transport, and the provision of effective information to such groups.
Improving traffic management through physical changes, signage,
information, and promotion of alternative transport options.
Promotion of walking, cycling, trails..
Social Media, Marketing and Visitor experience
The information regarding the initiative clearly state what
was the problem to solve or the opportunity to exploit
and what evidences (facts, data) prove that the problem
has been solved or the opportunity exploited.
The information is provided in the VISTAS format.
The award is awarded by a panel of volunteer experts.
The initiative has been carried out, however there are not
fact based indicators to demonstrate it was successful.
The initiative is still in its early stages, however there
information that is worth to share.
Submit a description of your initiative (using the VISTAS
format) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline 30 October 2013.
SILVER E-AWARD and BRONZ E-AWARD
Send information about the initiative (such as
documents, pics, a link to a website ) to
Deadline 30 October 2013
HOW TO PARTECIPATE TO THE INNOVATION PRIZE