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The STAR Cities Good Practices Guide is the result of three years of cooperation and exchange of experiences about river tourism development. This document present the main outcomes of the project learning programme and a selection of good practices from all project partners.

The project started in June 2018 and the first 3 years and a half were focused on the Interregional learning programme. The second phase, from June 2021 to May 2023, is dedicated to the implementation of regional Action Plans and the capitalisation of the project results.

Three years and a half of exchange of experiences on river tourism

Four main topics have been tackled:

These themes have been addressed through the organisation of study visits (before the Covid-19 pandemic) and good practices webinars. Such events were prepared with the participation of local stakeholders involved by project partners. They allowed all partners and stakeholders to learn from good practices presented and get inspiration for regional development.

The thematic programme also included brainstorming discussions during thematic workshops. Participants were invited to broaden the discussion and debate of the more interesting, challenging, inspirational ideas presented during webinars and formulate general conclusions.  

STAR Cities Good Practices Guide

STAR Cities Good Practices guide

The core of the STAR Cities learning programme is the identification, presentation and transfer of good practices. All partners prepared lists of good practices addressing the four topics presented above, and a selection of these good practices has been presented during study visits and webinars. Most good practices are related to river tourism.

However, some of them are related to the prioritised themes by way of inspiration for river tourism. After each thematic session, partners voted for the more inspirational, interesting, innovative and transferable good practices, which are presented in the Good Practices guide as well as on our website.

In addition, the main outcomes of thematic workshops have been used to formulate conclusions which are presented in the Good Practices guide as policy recommendations.