Public Consultation on the THESSALIA CHARTER

You are invited to reply to this public consultation by completing the on line questionnaire.


Title: THESSALIA Charter


Purpose: to bring the main principles, features, findings and recommendations on good practices regarding 'Culture & Heritage Added-value to Regional policies for Tourism Sustainability' (CHARTS) together is a single, comprehensive and integrated document


The overall aim: to encourage sustainable and responsible tourism policies and actions across Europe and beyond, through engaging culture and heritage with innovation and cohesion


Target group(s):

- regional and local authorities
- destination management agencies
- tourism promotion bodies
- tourism boards
- tourism associations
- tourism networks
- cultural networks
- citizen society & community groups
- non-governmental organisations
- associations of SMEs
- EU institutions
- international bodies
- other international bodies
- relevant stakeholders

  • The latest draft of the Thessalia Charter
Thessalia Charter for Sustainable Cultural Tourism - Second Edition November 2016
Thessalia Charter Second Edition V2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [825.7 KB]
  • Questionnaire can be found here.

Reference documents:

The International Cultural Tourism Charter ‘Managing Tourism at Places of Heritage Significance’ by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS, 1999)
ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Ch[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [370.5 KB]
The Cape Town Declaration on ‘Responsible Tourism in Destinations’ (2002)
Adobe Acrobat document [60.6 KB]
The Cardiff Declaration of European Cultural Tourism Netwrk (ECTN) INTERREG IIIC project (July 2005)
Cardiff Declaration.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [196.4 KB]
The Malta Declaration on ‘Cultural Tourism: its Encouragement and Control’, by the Europa Nostra Congress (May 2006)
Malta_declaration_Cultural_Tourism 2006.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [61.1 KB]
The Gothenburg Declaration of the INTERREG IIIC project on ‘the creative future – cultural tourism as a sustainable and growing sector’ (November 2006)
Gothenburg Declaration.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [185.9 KB]
The Davos Declaration on Climate Change and Tourism – Responding to Global Challenges by UNWTO 2007
Davos declaration Climate Change_Tourism[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [67.3 KB]
The Magnesia Declaration on ‘Cultural Heritage and Tourism Development' by CHIRON INTERREG IIIB CADSES project
will coming soon
Adobe Acrobat document [208.8 KB]
The ‘Cittadella Declaration’ on sustainable and innovative tourism development, CHARTS INTERREG IVC
Cittadella Declaration CHARTS 2013.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [171.3 KB]
Europe, the world’s No 1 tourism destination – a new political framework for tourism in Europe
COM 352 2010_en.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [98.6 KB]
Proposal for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on European Tourism Quality Principles
COM (2014)85 European Tourism Quality Pr[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [87.3 KB]
Towards an integrated approach to cultural heritage for Europe
COM(2014) 477 integrated approach to cu[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [105.3 KB]
The Conclusions of the Council of the European Union on cultural heritage as a strategic resource for a sustainable Europe (2014)
Conclusions on cultural heritage 2014.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [101.9 KB]