Each year, all Blue Flag National Operators from the network meet to discuss and exchange ideas about the technicalities of the programme, the strategy, best practices and other issues. This year the meeting took place in Zakynthos, Greece.
Over 60 participants from 43 countries attended the two-day meeting. The focus this year was on developing again strong links between the Sustainable Development Goals from the UN and other new challenges that the Blue Flag programme will be taking on in the near future.
We would like to thank our Blue Flag National Operator in Greece, The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, for hosting the meeting this year, to the Greek Minister of Tourism, Elena Kountoura, for opening our meeting and all the participants who brought new ideas and excitement to the Blue Flag programme.
Pictures: Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature