ShMILE2 (January 2012 – January 2014)

shmileShMILE-2 is a 24 months EC-funded project; a continuation of the 2004 LIFE-Environment programme (ShMILE) on Ecolabeling in European Mediterranean resorts. ShMILE-2 aims to promote European Ecolabels for hotels and ensure its international recognition to ensure better performance/compliance, covering more countries, and promoting north-south cooperation.
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Sustainable Hotels for the Mediterranean (SHMILE2 Project) Showcased In HACE Hotel Expo 2014 in Egypt, 4-7 February

DSC_0051The tourism sector is on its toes as Egypt approaches springtime, and countless activities are going on all over the country in preparation for a high season, and the sector, as always, is ever keen on seeking new ways and concepts to further develop the competitiveness of the sector.

In this spirit, throughout the 4th-7th of February 2014, the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) showcased the activities of the EU-Funded project, Shmile2: Sustainable Hotels for the Mediterranean, in the HACE Hotel Expo 2014 held in the Cairo International Conference Center (CICC) in the booth of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Authority (ETA). This Expo was chosen to showcase Shmile2 activities in due to its consistent success in attracting large numbers of all stakeholders of the tourism industry, especially hoteliers, at all levels and all over Egypt.

 

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Training opportunity for young consultants on Eco-labels for Hotels & Environmental Management

shmileThe Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) has the pleasure to announce the following programme of training modules for aspiring consultants wishing to gain experience in Eco-labels for hotels and environmental management, offered free of charge for a limited number of carefully selected trainees:

Apply by clicking here. Dead line Monday, May 13th

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ShMILE-2 Capacity Building Programme 26 May 2013-ongoing, Alexandria – Egypt

CEDARE launched the ShMILE-2 Capacity Building Programme as part of the activities of the ShMILE-2 project,shmile on 26 May 2013 in Alexandria, Egypt. The objective of the programme is to provide technical assistance to touristic accommodation establishments towards qualifying for application to the EU Ecolabel certification, through providing training to professionals in the tourism sector. The training courses are aimed at introducing the principles of environmental management, necessary for certification, based on EMAS and ISO criteria.

Eco-labels for Hotels in the Mediterranean Region

Experience Sharing Among South Mediterranean Countries, Egypt, Jordan, Tunis-March 11-13, 2013, Alexandria
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As part of the EU project for Sustainable Hotels (SHMILE-2), the Center for Environment and Development in the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) has the pleasure to announce its upcoming conference for sharing of experiences among south-Mediterranean countries on Eco-labels for Hotels.

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ShMILE-2 Ecolabels for Hotels in the Mediterranean Region: Experience Sharing Among South Mediterranean Countries Conference 11-13 March 2013, Alexandria – Egypt

CEDARE co-organized the Regional Conference on “Ecolabels for Hotels in the Mediterranean Region: Experience Sharingshmile Among South Mediterranean Countries”, in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The conference was held from 11-13 March 2013, at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt. The conference aimed at the dissemination of the EU Ecolabel through creating synergies with relevant EU institutions and discussing the process of setting-up a national Ecolabel and the adaptation of criteria to the local conditions. Also, a field visit to the Sofitel Cecil Hotel in Alexandria was held to showcase the experience of an eco-labeled hotel and the applied environmental performance criteria.

The conference was attended by more than 80 participants, representing public authorities as well as national and international organizations, primarily in the tourism sector in Egypt and Jordan.

ShMILE-2 Ecolabels for Hotels in the Mediterranean Region: Experience Sharing Among South Mediterranean Countries Conference 11-13 March 2013, Alexandria – Egypt

CEDARE co-organized the Regional Conference on “Ecolabels for Hotels in the Mediterranean Region: Experience Sharingshmile Among South Mediterranean Countries”, in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The conference was held from 11-13 March 2013, at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt. The conference aimed at the dissemination of the EU Ecolabel through creating synergies with relevant EU institutions and discussing the process of setting-up a national Ecolabel and the adaptation of criteria to the local conditions. Also, a field visit to the Sofitel Cecil Hotel in Alexandria was held to showcase the experience of an eco-labeled hotel and the applied environmental performance criteria.