The European GATE (Granting Accessible Tourism for Everyone) project started in 2018 with the aim of making tourism ever more inclusive, allowing a growing number of people to immerse themselves in nature, overcoming environmental, physical, and linguistic barriers.
GATE develops over the Alpine and pre-Alpine territories, an area with immense value in terms of nature, landscape, and geology, part of which is also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The project includes 4 pilot sites, providing virtuous evidence of how inclusive tourism can be brought to fruition: Parco Rossi in Santorso (Vicenza), the territory of Alpago (Belluno), the Bletterbach Geoparc in South Tyrol and a participatory project in Salzburg.
GATE is a cross-border cooperation project financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg VA Italy-Austria 2014-2020. The project partners are: UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, Independent L. Social Cooperative, the Municipality of Santorso, CAI Alpago, the University of Innsbruck and Salzburg Research.