External Event


Tourism Into the New Decade: Challenges and Prospects


Following the success of the previous eight International Conferences on Tourism (ICOT) held in Greece, China, Cyprus, U.K., Italy and Thailand and the strong support by the international scholarly community, the 9th ICOT conference - Tourism Into the New Decade: Challenges and Prospects - will be held at Braga, Porto, Portugal, 26-29 June 2019.

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64th Meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Europe and Workshop


The 64th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe (CEU), will be held between 27-30 May 2019, in Zagreb, Croatia. The meeting will be opened by Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and H.E. Mr. Gari Cappelli, Minister
of Tourism of Croatia. It will count with the presence of the European high-level government representatives responsible for tourism, private sector tourism stakeholders and representatives of the academia.

Policy Breakfast: “Sustainable tourism: What is the role of green certification to improve sustainability impacts”



The TUI Group Corporate Office EU  is organising this Policy Breakfast, officially part of the #EUGreenWeek 2019, on:

“Sustainable tourism: What is the role of green certification to improve sustainability impacts”

Digital Cities Challenge High-level Conference


What trends are shaping urban areas and the way cities create economic growth and well-being for their citizens? How can you build thriving ecosystems and boost the coordinated action of local authorities, businesses, citizens, academia and social partners around a shared and forward-looking vision?

This and other topics will be discussed during the high-level conference ‘Digital Cities Challenge: A strategy for EU cities in the 21st Century’ on 5th June 2019 in Brussels.

Workshop II - Heritage Houses for Europe


The project Heritage Houses for Europe
The project started in July 2018, aims at assessing the added value of family-owned heritage houses in Europe; as well as identifying innovative business models - a first at European level! Its aims are to:
- Assess and demonstrate the contribution of family-owned heritage houses to Europe’s economy, culture, tourism and environment
- Highlight innovative business models sustaining these houses
- Issue policy recommendations towards European institutions


URBAN-WASTE Final Conference: "Waste Management in Tourism. Does It Even Matter?"


It has been three years since a consortium of 27 partners launched a Horizon 2020 project titled “URBAN-WASTE”. The project brought together key stakeholders along the waste prevention and management, as well as the tourism value chain in order to develop eco-innovative and gender strategies in cities with high levels of tourism in order to reduce the urban waste production and improve municipal waste management.

Sustainable Tourism and Zero Waste


MEP Isabella Adinolfi il pleased to invite you to attend the event "Sustainable tourism and Zero Waste", organised on the 3rd of April from 11:00 to 13.00 in Room ASP A1E2.

Tourism is a fast-growing sector in Europe and this inevitably leads to a considerable cost in environmental terms, which, in a global climate emergency context such as ours, can no longer be ignored.

Regional Ocean Governance: Building on cooperation & partnerships for a coherent implementation of SDG14+


Wednesday 3 April 2019 - 18:30-20:00
Room JAN 6Q1, European Parliament, Brussels

Co-chaired by:

Ricardo Serrão Santos MEP, Chair of the “Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services” Working Group
Alain Cadec MEP, Chair of the “Fisheries, Aquaculture & Integrated Maritime Policy” Working Group


ETOA Seminar on "Sustainable tourism"


From policy to product design and promoting lesser-known attractions, this event is an opportunity to explore how Europe’s destinations should evolve so that tourism works for visitors and the local community in the long term.

ETOA is working with partners including NECSTouR to develop its activity in support of destination sustainability and smart policy development and is pleased to invite you to join this seminar for stimulating and constructive discussion in the extraordinary setting of Venice.