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!
At its 4th Conference of the Parties in September 2014, the Parties to the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (Carpathian Convention) adopted a joint strategy for sustainable tourism development in the mountain region. The project for developing the strategy was supported by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and coordinated by the environmental association Ecological Tourism in Europe (E.T.E.).
With the support from Germany, the concept for sustainable tourism in the Carpathians was developed by governmental and non-governmental stakeholders in nature conservation and tourism and coordinated among the parties to the Convention. The new strategy aims to support the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine in the development of the Carpathians as a competitive tourism destination in Europe, based on its unique natural and cultural heritage.
Das Schulungsmodul, das gemeinsam mit dem Verbände-Arbeitskreis „Tourismus und biologische Vielfalt“ entwickelt wurde, führt in das Thema „Biologische Vielfalt und Tourismus“ ein und dient der Verbreitung der Inhalte der Nationalen Strategie zur biologischen Vielfalt (NBS).