Who are members of the CEETO network?

The CEETO Network was founded in 2017 by CEETO project partners from 6 Central European countries. Members of the Network are international, national, regional and local level bodies that take part in nature conservation, management of protected areas and sustainable tourism development. The Network can grow in membership and geographical scope beyond initial ones.

Network founding members are:


Emilia-Romagna Region-Protected Areas, Forestry and Mountains Development Department
EUROPARC Federation
NIMFEA Environment and Nature Conservation Association
Regional Development Centre Koper
WWF Adria

Associated institution:

Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Croatian Ministry of Environment and Energy
Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
Ministry for Agriculture, Environment and Consumer Protection of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Office of the State Government of Styria-Department for Environment and Spatial Planning
Tourist Authority Rügen Ltd.

Protected areas:

Alto Appennino Modenese Regional Park
Appennino Tosco Emiliano National Park
Biosphere Reserve South east Ruegen
Nature Park Medvednica
Nature Park Soelktaeler
Po Delta Regional Park
Public Institute Landscape Park Strunjan
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau

Who can join CEETO network?

CEETO Network is open to any party interested in sustainable tourism development. Inclusion of other parties in the CEETO Network shall be discussed and agreed among CEETO Network founding members.

Other parties included in the CEETO Network shall agree with the CEETO Network Rules of Procedures and agree on the principles of the CEETO Network.

There are no special procedure of joining the Network. Only expression of interest in joining the Network is required.

Network members shall agree to respect the principles of the CEETO Network, namely:

  • Recognize and respect the diversity of objectives, functions, management models, status and institutional types of CEETO Network members;
  • Develop relations of solidarity and cooperation among CEETO Network members;
  • Promote sharing of experiences in the field of eco and sustainable tourism among CEETO Network members;
  • Endorse the principles of eco and sustainable tourism and recognize their value in the improvement of protected areas management/governance and overall sustainable use of natural resources;
  • Respect and promote principles of equal opportunities, non-discrimination and gender equality.

Benefits of registering to a platform?

Registering to the CEETO platform offers an opportunity to discuss and learn about sustainable tourism policy and innovative practices in protected areas. It offers possibilities for future cooperation through development of future strategies, joint collaborations and projects, and capacity building.

Our aim is to promote the sectors´ interests and concerns, to assist in the development of already existing networks with relevant stakeholders, and to enable discussions that will greatly benefit all participating members through the exchange and transfer of knowledge, ideas and innovations.

All members enjoy FREE admission to discussion forum and document repository.

How to start a discussion?

To start a discussion a user needs to be registered on the platform. After registering a user can start a discussion by introducing himself/herself and/or by posting relevant information or document. Single posts can contain text, photos, and links to documents, links to videos, etc. Please use hashtags to help other users in searching the feed by topics of interest. A user can also comment to other people's posts thus developing a discussion on a specific topic. 

When creating a new post, a user can choose an option to contact some users privately. Choosing this option, the post will be visible only to those users. 

How to initiate joint collaboratio/project?

CEETO platform encourages participants to collaborate and share knowledge and practices in the area of sustainable tourism in protected areas. A discussion forum and documents repository can be used for this purpose. In case you have detected potential collaboration/project partner please use their personal e-mail address for starting your joint project idea. We wish you good luck!