Tourism, Sustainable Development, and Environment

in South Europe


European Parliament, ASP 1G2

22 May 2018, 09.00 – 13.00




09.00 – 09.15:  Opening by Neoklis Sylikiotis Vice President of GUE/NGL and Konstandinka Kuneva member of GUE/NGL


09.15 – 10.30   Sustainable Tourism Development and Inclusive Upwards Growth

Chair: Neoklis Sylikiotis Vice President of GUE/NGL and Konstandinka Kuneva member of GUE/NGL

  • KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Mrs Elena Kountoura, Greek Minister of Tourism
  • Mr. Nikos Grigoriou, Member of Board of Director of Cyprus Tourism Organization
  • Mrs Anna Athanasopoulou European Commission, Head of the Unit of Tourism, Emerging and Creative Industries


10.30 – 10.45   Coffee Break


10.45 – 10.50 Video Messages by:

Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Vice President of the European Parliament

Stelios Kouloglou, Member of GUE/NGL


10.50 – 11.50   Qualitative employment for Qualitative tourism

Chair: Marie-Pierre Vieu, member of GUE/NGL

  • Mr. Neophitos Timinis, Member of Executive Bureau of Hotel Catering and Employees Establishment Trade Union of Pancyprian Federation of Labour
  • Mrs Marietina Stefanatou, Attorney at Labour Law


11.50 – 12.50   Alternative and Thematic Tourism for the benefit of the Economy and the Environment

Chair: Takis Hadjigeorgiou, member of GUE/NGL.

  • Mr. Costas Costa, Member of the House Standing Committee on Energy, Trade, Industry and Tourism of the Parliament of Cyprus
  • Dr. Ilias Kikilias, Greek Association of Tourist Entrepreneurs, General Director SETE Institute
  • Dr. Fotis Kilipiris, Professor of Tourist Development, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki


12.50–13.00:   Conclusions by Konstandinka Kuneva member of GUE/NGL and Takis Hadjigeorgiou, member of GUE/NGL


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