#14 INCIRCLE: a Circular Tourism Project to "Make All Voices Heard"
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In this episode, we talked with Katerina Nikolopoulou about INCIRCLE, an Interreg MED project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund which supports INsular and low-density areas in the transition towards a more CIRCular tourism Economy.

Katerina works for the Greek-speaking branch of the CIVITAS Initiative, CIVINET Greece-Cyprus as the network manager.

 

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Overview of the episode:

02:55 - Teaser: Learn a fun fact about circular tourism economy.

04:18 - What is CIVINET Greece-Cyprus and what does it do?

06:10 - What is a circular tourism economy?

08:20 - What are the pillars of the project?

09:18 - What are the specific challenges related to insular areas?

19:38 - Which cities are involved and what are the similarities and differences that they face?

14:18 - How are challenges in Greece different than in other countries?

17:25 - How do we overcome the challenge of data collection?

20:07 - What can cities and those working in this space learn from this project?

24:21 - What are the limitations to this kind of project?

29:19 - Can tourism be really sustainable?

31:49 - Trial and Error: what went wrong? What mistakes were made along the way, and more importantly, what lessons were learned?

36:30 -  Ending Question: To you, what is a Smart City?

 

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