Activities & Projects

STAR Cities – Interreg Europe project (2018-2023)

Interreg Europe helps regional and local governments across Europe to develop and deliver better policy. To achieve this goal, the programme offers opportunities for regional and local public authorities across Europe to share ideas and experiences on public policy in practice, therefore improving strategies for their citizens and communities.
In this framework, STAR Cities project aims at improving regional policies on natural, cultural heritage and tourism development. It also aims at making policy makers consider the development of a riverside environment of European cities as a new tourism offer by focusing on sustainable development as a major issue.

Key facts:

  • 7 partners
  • 1,178,000 € of which 995,000 € ERDF
  • 5 years, from 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2023
  • 2018-2021: Interregional learning programme
  • 2021-2023: Action plans monitoring

Follow the project progress on STAR cities website.

International Symposium “European Rivers and Towns” (1-2 July 2016)

The IREST-Paris University of Tourism organised together with Val-de-Marne Tourism Board a scientific symposium upon the subject on 1-2 July 2016. They interested specifically in European Rivers and Towns – Creation, development and perspectives of a (re)newed conquest : Tourism, Leisure, and Heritage.
The goal-perspective approach to the conference was a pluridisciplinary task, seeking to understand the complex circumstances that intersect with several areas and disciplines (the right to leisure, history and sociology of leisure activities, tourism, tourism marketing, social dynamics, urbanism – spatial development and planning, environment – nature and landscape, water sports – riverside fun activities, environmental psychology).

This conference contributed to the collective discussion to create this European network based on the development of leisure in European metropolis riversides.