Changes in program might be possible

Proposed sessions for the Conference:


1. Monitoring and management of visitors: lessons learned. Management practices of co-management in recreation areas: the empowerment of communities for pro-nature initiatives.
2. Management of natural recreational resources within the framework of the climate, environmental and social crisis: the need for the economic transformation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing development.
3. Behaviour of different visitor segments outdoors, current trends, the need for a change, discoveries of new consumption patterns.
4. Outdoor sport and recreational activities versus the goals of biodiversity conservation: the regulations and policies of nature protection and management.
5. Managing the quality of traditional and contemporary landscapes & the context of rural-urban mobility, tourism and recreation infrastructure development.
6. Global Green Deal and climate neutral economy for tourism and recreational industries.
7. Carrying capacity of the environment, ecosystem services, society demand for emotional well-being connected to nature.
8. Landscape diversity and the services of specially protected natural areas. Urbanization and consumption of outdoors and rural landscapes: the accessibility and quality of natural capital.
9. Landscape quality monitoring and key performance indicators for the measure of progress, sustainable development. Landscapes of national importance and sustainable management practices and policies.
10. Introduction of eco-innovations and technological advances in managing visitor flow in nature areas.

Organised thematic sessions (Click on):

The Conference Chairs of the programme are Lead Researcher Mrs. Agita Līviņa and Lead Researcher Mr. Andris Klepers, Institute of Social, Economic and Humanities Research of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. Contacts for the programme: