CEDARE co-organized the Regional Conference on “Ecolabels for Hotels in the Mediterranean Region: Experience Sharing 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.