Symposium 2023


Key Factor Stakeholder Engagement:
Enhancing Positive Impacts on Human Rights in Tourism


1:00 PM - 07:30 PM CET
Bread for the World, Caroline-Michaelis Straße 1, 10115 Berlin, Germany

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The event is free of charge.
The event is held in English.
This event will take place on site in Berlin, Germany.

In tourism, your stakeholders are the heart of your business and need to be consulted and engaged on a regular basis to ensure a responsible and high-quality product.

Continuous dialogue with destination partners, obtaining supplier perspectives and stakeholder sensitization about their rights and possible human rights risks in the value chain are key for meaningful collaboration.

If actively engaged and included in decisions and processes, stakeholders will be able and willing to support their tourism business partners to identify priority risk issues and find effective measures to mitigate, terminate and remedy these. This increases leverage for positive impact in the value chain.

International regulations on human rights due diligence, such as the already enforced one in Germany or the proposed one at EU level, follow this logic of a risk-based approach and highlight the great relevance of engaging stakeholders.

In an exchange-focused setting, the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism will elaborate practical ideas on how meaningful stakeholder engagement can be enhanced and strategically anchored to achieve “beneficial” due diligence adhering to the new legal frameworks and discuss the value of empowering suppliers beyond compliance.

Join us for a half-day interactive journey to get to the bottom of the following questions:

  • What forms and methods of engaging with stakeholders exist to include their perspectives in business activities that aim to tackle human rights impacts? What approaches are needed to engage stakeholders in meaningful and safe ways?
  • How can tourism businesses use stakeholder engagement to enhance positive impacts where heightened due diligence is needed, e.g., in politically challenged destinations?
  • What does stakeholder engagement mean for tourism businesses in the context of human rights due diligence legislations? What are innovative ideas to create a relationship of trust and support to achieve transparency and alignment for mutual obligations on an operational level?
1.00 am - 2.00 am CET
2.00 am - 3.00 am CET
3.00 - 6.00 pm CET

Let's share knowledge and discuss ideas: We will offer workshops on two different topics, of which each participant can attend one. There will be a break during the sessions. We will collect and bundle all contributions for further use and aim to initiate follow-up activities from the workshop results and discussions. Further information will be provided soon. 

6.00 pm - 6.30 pm CET
with snacks and drinks
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm CET
More details on the programme and speakers will be available here soon.
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