STEP stands for Sustainable Tourism in Estuary Parks. Three estuarine areas in Flanders, England and The Netherlands found each other in the development of sustainable tourism. Between 2009 and 2013 many results were booked in sustainable tourism, visitor management and public-private cooperation.

You can download an overview of reports that were produced in the STEP period here. And have a look in our photo gallery!


STEP came to an end in 2013, but the cooperation continues.You can find more information on the sites of the partners:


Parkschap Nationaal Park De Biesbosch, The Netherlands

Waterwegen en Zeekanaal BV, Belgium

Agentschap Natuur en Bos, Belgium

The Broads Authority, United Kingdom


Download here a short film (5 minutes) with the most important results of 3,5 years of STEP. It focuses on the crossborder cooperation.


The STEP guideline gives an overview of the results of the STEP project in the 3 areas. The learning points and extra’s from the cross border cooperation are mentioned in the guideline also. Ask for a paper copy here.


This crossborder cooperation programme was part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Interreg IV A 2 Seas.


Disclaimer: This text reflects the author's views. The INTERREG IVA 2 Seas Programme Authorities are not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.


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