The subject of the project was the gathering recording, categorization, codification, and sorting of the overall tourism legislation and regulatory matters concerning gender equity policies for the period from 1914 until 2016 to the public availability through an online web application. The project has been implemented by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) and Intraway Management and Technology Consultants, which aims to eliminate diversity and endless bureaucracy.
All laws that fall under the responsibility of the ministry — including rules involving hotels, travel agencies, tourist coaches, tourism education, and unique forms of tourism — are now gathered in a database and are available online through an updated platform that is accessible through the tourism ministry’s website.
Through the new platform, interested parties, including Greek tourism companies and professionals, co-competent ministries, chambers, regions, local authorities, and civilians, will access the legislation without referring to older laws and anachronistic provisions. An exciting feature of the new platform is the “time slider,” which shows the development of a specific tourism law, including any requirements, over time.
Funded by the NSRF 2014-2020 program, the platform follows the ontology of EUR-Lex, the official database of European Union law, and other public documents of the EU. The content is based on the European Legislation Identifier (ELI) for rules and regulations, currently implemented by Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Norway, United Kingdom, and the EU – Publications Office.