Our association was founded in 1991 as a non-profit organisation that provides a forum for NGOs working in the fields of nature conservation and environmental protection, sustainable tourism, youth, leisure activities and culture. Since then, ETE promotes sustainable tourism in Germany and whole Europe - a tourism that is environmentally friendly and socially responsible.
We inform travellers and experts from the tourism sector and tourism politics about sustainable forms of tourism. Furthermore, we plan and implement model projects, which focus on regional development through environmentally and socially friendly tourism - often in protected areas and mountainous regions. Since many years ETE is active in Central and Eastern European countries.
If you have questions, comments or requests, please do not hesitat to contact us. And if you wish to cooperate with us we would appreciate a message from you!
In the new project "Development of the Sustainable Tourism Strategy for the Carpathians" ETE, together with the project partners CEEweb for Biodiversity (CEEweb), WWF-Danube-Carpathian Programme Office (WWF-DCPO), Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention (UNEP-ISCC) and Carpathian Network of Protected Areas (CNPA), follows a participative consultation process with stakeholders from governments, the tourism sector and NGOs in the Carpathian countries in order to present a draft for a sustainable tourism strategy at the next COP of the Carpathian Convention in October 2014.
The project was conducted from September 2010 until February 2013 in cooperation with the Working Group on Tourism and Biodiversity which brought together a wide range of German environmental and tourism organisations. The outcomes of the project contribute to the implementation of the National Strategy on Biological Diversity, enhancing the awareness of interactions between biodiversity and tourism and giving best practice examples of environemntally friendly forms of tourism.