History and Background

The United Nations designated the year 2002 as The International Year of Eco-tourism as well as The Year of Mountains. As a contribution to both, the Institute for Landscape Architecture and Landscape Management at BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, and its partners organised the first International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitor Flows in Recreational and Protected Areas in Vienna, Austria.
The first conference was such great success, so the idea of follow-up conferences was supported.

Since then, 10 MMV conferences were hosted by differnt partners across Europe:

The upcoming MMV 11 will be hosted by the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (HESPI) from September 19th-22th 2022
More information can be found here or directly on the conference website

All Conference Proceedings are archived in the MMV Proceedings Database.

Current Members of the Steering Committee

We gratefully acknowlege the support of former steering committee members

Previous Organisers


Wageningen UR Frilufts forskning

Tallinn University

University of Novi Sad

IRSTEA Bordeaux - LabEx COTE

Norwegian University of Life Sciences