In Tolmezzo (Udine, north Italy), a few kilometers from the Forni di Sopra Alpine Pearl, a free workshop dedicated to sustainable hospitality and the new opportunities offered by electric mobility will take place on Tuesday April, 16th. The training will be focused on charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles. The workshop will also offer ideas on how to promote your accommodation in a green way, how to innovate your place and how attract more and more tourists interested in sustainable tourism.  Organized by Ecobnb, the community of sustainable tourism, together with Alpine Pearls, a consortium of municipalities that promote soft mobility between the Alps, in the context of the European project E-MOTICON,  the event is free and open to all. The training is mainly aimed at accommodation facilities (hotels, BnBs, etc.) that want to innovate, improving their competitiveness, promoting sustainable mobility and offering electric car charging services.

In addition to offering a complete guide on the topic of sustainable tourist hospitality, the training meeting is aimed at deepening the issue of electric mobility and its growing importance in the tourism sector. What aspects need to be considered when implementing charging facilities for electric cars? What technical advice to follow (from load management, to costs, from building permits, to billing for top-ups)? What are the funding opportunities? These are just some of the questions that will find a targeted answer during the training in Udine.

The event is proposed as a detailed guide to the installation of refills for electric cars, enriched with practical advice, recommendations and useful information. Thanks to the comparison between the participants it will be possible to deepen the advantages of the implementation of charging stations in accommodation facilities, and to analyze some good practices in the field of eco-sustainable hospitality.

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 10.00 am to 13.00 pm

Where: Tolmezzo, Museo Carnico di Tolmezzo (via della Vittoria, 2)

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10:00 – Welcome and Opening of the workshop

10:10 – Sustainable tourism and electric mobility: new markets and opportunities

10.30 – Guide to the Charging Infrastructures for Electric Vehicles

11.30 – Chances for Green Hospitality

12.00 – Innovate your hotel (or BnB) by focusing on electric mobility. Successful cases.

12.20 – Workshop

13.00 – Final conclusions, end of the workshop and networking

The workshop is free access by registering at this link


Simone Riccardi is the founder of ViaggiVerdi – Ecobnb. Always passionate about new technologies, after graduation and PhD he won a Fulbright Best scholarship and moved to Silicon Valley for a year where he studied Business Management at UCLA California. He is currently CEO of Ecobnb, winning project of Seed Money 2014, nominated for the 2015 Euregio Environment Award, awarded with the UNWTO Award, for Innovation in Tourism by the United Nations agency.

eMOTICON: Electric Mobility in the Alps

The training activity is organized in the context of E-MOTICON (e-Mobility Transnational strategy for an Interoperable Community and Networking in the Alpine Space), project co-financed by the European Union (via Interreg Alpine Space).

The European project involves 15 partners from the “Alpine Region”: Italy, Austria, France, Germany and Slovenia. The project, which lasts 30 months, also involves 40 observers, plus different stakeholders.

The main objective of the eMOTICON project is to sensibilize on the theme of sustainable mobility and on the growing importance of electric mobility within the field of tourism, providing a transnational strategy for the use of electric vehicles and charging points. The project involves the implementation of charging points for electric vehicles with public access helping to increase options for low-carbon mobility between the Alps.

eMOTICON: the project partners and the Alpine area
eMOTICON: the project partners and the Alpine area involved

Event organized by:

logo-E-MOTICON    Alpine Pearls         Ecobnb, la community del Turismo Sostenibile

With the support of:

unione europea