Ulysses Foundation
Ulysses Foundation
Governance

In the context of contemporary macro public policy theory and practice, governance is an evolved mode of governing. It implies participatory democracy in a framework of inclusive institutions fostering representation and pro-active decision making by all stakeholders. A good governance system engages not only the public and private sectors but also the civil society. The stakeholders in a governance process need to work together within a set of values and principles, such as openness, participation, consultation, dialogue, innovation, coordination, strong leadership, effectiveness, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, accountability, etc. 

As technological change facilitates the information, knowledge and participatory capacities of stakeholders in the implementation of public policies, tourism has become a field of high interest in governance. Its transversal nature implies that a majority of institutions and individuals in a destination will be involved in the making of tourism strategies and their implementation. From a different angle, tourism is also an exciting ground to advance the practice of governance 

The UlyssesFoundation may help the implementation of public policies and governance initiatives by providing both the essential theoretical expertise and a catalysis capacity in bringing local institutions to effective action.