Several representatives of tourism, trade and hospitality, culture and local volunteers and members of the Centre for Rural Development, Local and Employment, University of Murcia, analyzed by the City of Moratalla, issues concerning the current situation the local tourism sector and its development possibilities.
Based on a questionnaire developed jointly by the City of Moratalla and the Observatory of Rural Development and Local Employment UMU, the various members of the Focus Group contributed their views on the needs and strengths of our tourism, opportunities to improve citizen participation and local governance, or collaboration with other partners and working groups Villages project.
There was a debate, which gave the keys to future opportunities and fixed some cooperation systems for direct collaboration between the different organizations that are part of the group and the collection and exchange of information in the face of possible actions.
Councillor for Tourism and Local Development, Juan Soria Martinez and the team responsible for coordinating the participation of Moratalla in the Villages project, returned to practice for hosts in a meeting also discussed issues on the internal functioning of the group itself, Lorca or the conclusion of the Sixth Conference of Rural Tourism during this week.
The next meeting of the Focus Group will be held in one of the districts of the municipality and will engage the local population.
There will discuss the information from the other partners, in particular how Moratalla development experts will participate with partners in the south shore of the Mediterranean and articulate how the proposed local action.
All information collected at this meeting will be shared with partners Villages Project at the next international meeting to be held in Thessaly (Greece).
The project VILLAGES "Savoir Faire Transfert en Méditerranée pour le Développement Durable de Commnutautés Estate in Rural Zones Défavorisées" (Exchange of Good Practices in the Mediterranean for the development of local communities in disadvantaged rural areas), is part of Priority 4 .
Promotion of cultural dialogue and local governance; Measure 4.3.
Improved local governance process ENPI CBC Med Programme.
Villages Promotes, through the creation of a multisectoral partnership, improving the living conditions of local communities in disadvantaged rural areas of the Mediterranean, providing tools to create their own systems of governance and developing their skills as a catalyst of local development processes.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Moratalla