Innovation through cooperation


The cooperation with a broad-based network of stakeholders from the fields of environment, culture, agriculture, politics and tourism is of great importance for TESSVM. Thanks to the constant exchange with partners from the various fields of interest, nature- and culture-related tourism can be realised.

Research Unit Tourism and Sustainable Development

To the research group

TESSVM has been working with the Tourism and Sustainable Development Research Group since 2011. The Graubünden branch of the Institute for Natural Resources Science of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) was opened in March 2007 in Wergenstein at the Center da Capricorns. The research group combines research and services and offers a variety of answers to important questions concerning rural development. Thanks to this cooperation, experience and knowledge are regularly exchanged and the destination can be used as a pilot region by the research group. The efforts towards sustainability are thus scientifically anchored.

Fundaziun Pro Terra Engiadina

TESSVM is a founding member of the Fundaziun Pro Terra Engiadina (PTE). The PTE offers a platform for the cooperation of all relevant regional institutions active in the fields of nature and landscape. It promotes the development of ecological values in the Lower Engadin and Samnaun Valley in harmony with social and economic demands. Through the cooperation of tourism, forestry and agriculture, nature and landscape conservation, regional projects are to be coordinated and supported across sectors. The aims of the foundation are, among other things, to promote regional agricultural products with the involvement of guests in landscape conservation, to give the region acceptance as a near-natural holiday and recreation area, to cooperate in the Rhaetian Triangle and with other Alpine areas.

myclimate originated from a joint project between students and professors at ETH Zurich in 2002 and has developed into a professionally managed and internationally oriented carbon offset foundation that is committed to effective climate protection locally and globally. With consulting, education and carbon offset projects, myclimate wants to shape the future of the world together with partners from the business world as well as with organisations and private individuals. myclimate supports projects that use renewable energy, implement energy efficiency measures and reduce methane emissions. The collaboration with myclimate has existed since 2012 and the TESSVM is currently the pilot destination in the nationwide project "Cause We Care".

myclimate „Cause We Care“
An initiative for climate protection and sustainability in Swiss tourism
Learn more about the project in the holiday destination Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair To the website of Cause We Care

Three parks

The parks bring the complex processes of nature closer to the guests with guided tours, exhibitions, educational offers and theme trails. They are central partners for the positioning in the field of nature and culture-related tourism, while the TESSVM is a multiplier for the parks in the communication of their offers.

Schweizerischer Nationalpark
Swiss National Park
The only national park in Switzerland is a central highlight for guests. In the park itself, but also in the National Park Centre in Zernez, they can experience and learn about the flora and fauna.
Learn more about the Swiss National Park To the Swiss National Park
Biosfera Val Müstair
The Biosfera Val Müstair is a Regional Natural Park of national importance. It is committed to the preservation and development of the natural and cultural landscape.
More about the Biosfera Val Müstair To the Biosfera Val Müstair (website in German)
Wandern im Val Müstair.
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Engiadina Val Müstair
Together with the Val Müstair and the municipality of Scuol, the Swiss National Park forms the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. As model regions, they demonstrate that sustainable management is worthwhile.
Learn more about the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Engiadina Val Müstair To the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Engiadina Val Müstair

TESSVM works closely with the five municipalities in the destination, which together form the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair political region. A sustainable holiday region thrives on the commitment of as many partners as possible in a destination to sustainability. In particular, the actions of the municipalities and the region are of central importance, as these political partners implement effective measures in a wide range of fields of action. DMO, the region and the municipalities work together to create a sustainable holiday, working and living environment.

Förderverein Barrierefreie Schweiz
Förderverein Barrierefreie Schweiz
TESSVM is a founding member of the association, which aims to make current travel information for people with disabilities in Swiss tourism visible in a structured way and accessible on a broad basis.
Offers and useful information on accessible travel Learn more about the association
Fundaziun Nairs – Künstlerhaus, Kunsthalle, Kulturlabor
Fundaziun Nairs
In close cooperation with the foundation, TESSVM aims to strengthen culture-related and culture-oriented tourism and thus the social dimension of sustainability in the region.
Learn more about the Fundaziun Nairs – artists' house, art house, cultural laboratory
Association Agrotourism Graubünden
The association Agrotourismus Graubünden offers support to providers of agrotourism services in the implementation of their ideas and their marketing. TESSVM is a collective member of the association.
About Agrotourism Graubünden

Other environmental and nature conservation organisations

Together with environmental and nature conservation organisations, targeted tourism initiatives are launched that promote ecological sustainability and place this in the foreground.


Important partners are:

  • WWF
  • Swiss Ornithological Institute
  • Foundation for Landscape Protection Switzerland
  • Pro Natura


Examples of cooperation are:

  • WWF Bear theme trail S-charl
  • Annual bird excursion with the Sempach ornithological institute
  • Val Sinestra – Landscape of the Year 2011 of the Foundation for Landscape Protection Switzerland
  • Meadow championship in the Lower Engadin, Samnaun and Val Müstair organised with Pro Natura

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