This one-day seminar aims at recording aspects of sports’ potential to contribute to viable economic development and social cohesion of the island and of Cyclades as well. Presentations of Best Practices from European countries will be made and we will explore the prospects of Cyclades e.g. as a sub-region to develop alternative forms of tourism with the collaboration of sports, and athletics in particular (sports tourism). Distinguished social scientists, executives and experts will make presentations on the above subjects.