External Event


Proclamation of the "European Natura 2000 Day"

The event will take place at 10:00 o'clock on the 15th of May 2017 in the Berlaymont building (Piazza), Brussels.

6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism

6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism.


Policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, next June 2017 (21-24), to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. The 6th edition of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Conference on Statistics, an official event of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, will address the topic of ‘Measuring Sustainable Tourism’.

ETOA Seminar | Cultural Travel Portrait: past, present and future

In this seminar our expert speakers will look at where Spain sits in a European tourism context, what the latest trends are in terms of product and delivery and how it can continue to hold its position as one of Europe’s top cultural destinations. The event is designed for destinations and operators alike and will offer examples from elsewhere in Europe using our broad experience, as well as exploring what attracts markets from around the world. Mr. José Luis Maestro, Leading the NECSTouR’s Working Group on Cultural Tourism will attend the event.

The inauguration of the Maison de la Région OCCITANIA / Pyrénées-Méditerranée

This event will celebrate the inauguration of the Maison of OCCITANIA Region/ Pyrénées-Méditerranée and it will take place in Brussels on the 31st of May 2017. NECSTouR will attend the event.

Ministerial Conference on Tourism

25-26 May 2017, Malta

NECSTouR has been invited to provide its contribution to this high level conference on Tourism.

On the 25th of May, Mrs Elena Lacasa, leader of the Working Group on Digital Platforms will make an intervention during the plenary meeting.

Mrs Cristina Nunez, Coordinator of the Permanent Secretariat, will intervene during one of the parallel sessions.

The event is organised in the framework of the Maltese Presidency of the EU.

Conference on Sustainable Tourism in the Danube Region: New Perspectives

29 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
Belgrade, Serbia


The Conference, taking place in the framework of International Danube Day, will look at how to create joint policies and strategies that can best lay the framework for sustainable tourism development, investment and promotion in the region. It will address key issues such as skills development, sustainability, transnational cooperation and innovation and aim to identify flagship projects for transnational cooperation in the Danube. 

Official website of the event, including registration: 

61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe


6 June 2017 - 7 June 2017
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Mrs. Sandra de Puig will represent the NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat and will contribute to the Open Debate on the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, presenting NECSTouR latest events and good practices.

Programme and Registration's Documents

European Sustainable Energy Week 2017


19-25 June 2017


The European Sustainable Energy Week 2017 will be held from the 19th until the 25th of June 2017.
The high point of EUSEW is the annual Policy Conference featuring leading figures and a diverse programme of sessions and side-events aimed at discussing and shaping Europe’s energy future.


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