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, 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. The second conference was held in Rovaniemi, Finland, in spring 2004, the third one in Rapperswil, Switzerland, in autumn 2006, the fourth one in Montecatini, Italy in autumn 2008, the fifth one in Wageningen, Netherlands in spring 2010, the sixth MMV in Stockholm, Sweden in Summer 2012, the seventh MMV in Tallinn, Estonia in August 2014, the eighth MMV in Novi Sad, Serbia in August 2016 and the ninth MMV in Bordeaux, France in August 2018.

The upcoming MMV 10 will be hosted by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences as a digital conference from August 16th-19th 2021
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