Gozo Business Chamber attends INSULEUR public hearing in Brussels

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Gozo Business Chamber attends INSULEUR public hearing in BrusselsThe Gozo Business Chamber has participated in – European Policies to support European Islands as Sustainable Tourist Destinations – a public hearing held recently in Brussels.

Joseph Borg, President of the Gozo Business Chamber was elected as President of INSULEUR during a general assembly of the organisation held prior to the meeting.

A minute’s silence and a tribute presentation was held at the start of the meeting to commemorate Joseph Grech, past President of both the GBC and INSULEUR.

Joseph Borg then introduced the public hearing, which was organised by INSULEUR and OTIE in partnership with EESC and the support of the CPMR Island Commission and the European Small Islands Federation.

Michael Galea, Vice-President of the GBC and INSULEUR and Sylvia Gauci from MCESD held a joint presentation on – Sustainable Tourism as a Driver for Economic Growth in European Islands.

The meeting was attended by EU officials from DG Environment, DG Mare, DG Move and DG Regio and others from the EU Islands Secretariat, who addressed the meeting. Kearon Bruno from MCESD was also present.

The Gozo Business Chamber will also host an INSULEUR Forum in October 2019 in Gozo.

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