CEDARE launched the Green Hotels Training Programme as part of the activities of the ShMILE-2 project, on 25 February 2013 in the Governorate of Matrouh and on 27 February 2013 in the governorate of Alexandria. The workshops covered an introductory presentation on the European Ecolabel, and the environmental criteria required for its implementation. The workshops were attended by 111 participants, representing 26 touristic accommodation establishments, as well as public and government institutions and academic institutions.
CEDARE – Shmile project team attended the ShMILE-2 Technical Meeting, held on the 4th-5th October 2012, in Nice, France. The Technical Meeting was held to review the project’s advancement and progress of activities to date in preparation for the official ShMILE-2 Kick-off Meeting held on 5th October 2012.
On the 26th and 27th of June 2012, the second steering committee meeting of the ShMILE-2 project was held in Cagliari, Italy.The meeting aimed at reviewing activity progress and discuss plans for subsequent activities, including workshops, training programs, and seminars to be conducted. CEDARE presented the activities’ progress to date leading up to the signing of three protocols of cooperation with the key stakeholders; the Ministry of Tourism, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Egyptian Hotels Association, and the Egyptian Travel Agency Association.
CEDARE participated in the 1st Steering Committee Meeting for ShMILE2 Project that was hosted by CITET during the period from 6-7 February 2012 in Tunisia. The project aims to promote eco-labels in the tourism industry and exchange experiences between partners in Egypt, Jordan, Tunis, France, Italy, and Greece. All project partners gathered to define partner involvement and implementation strategies of the project.
ShMILE-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.