External Event


Showcase Conference on Tourism


The European Commission is organising a Showcase Conference on Tourism that will take place in Brussels on 19 March 2019.  

The aim of the event is to showcase the added-value of EU support for tourism projects under the COSME programme, to inspire more cooperation and participation from the tourism industry in the EU projects and to stimulate reflection on future EU support for tourism projects. 

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019


The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is back for its 14th edition!

This year’s theme is "Shaping Europe’s energy future".


(photo by https://www.eusew.eu)


Ministerial conference “Sustainable Tourism – Common Policies of EU Member States”


Tourism has been anncounced as a strategic priority of the Romanian Presidency of the EU.

A Tourism Working Group will be activated and a Ministerial conference “Sustainable Tourism – Common Policies of EU Member States” will take place on the 2nd of April.

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ETC Conference on Managing Sustainable Tourism Growth in Europe


The Conference on Managing Sustainable Tourism Growth in Europe, is organised by the European Travel Commission (ETC) and it will take place in Kraków (Poland) on Wednesday, 6 February 2019. 

The conference provides a forum to debate on the pace of growth of tourism in Europe and the roles and responsibilities of each party involved. The event aims to generate innovative approaches on how to manage sustainable tourism growth based on the lessons learnt and perspectives from destinations and private industry.

FITUR 2019: International Tourism Trade Fair


FITUR, is the international tourism trade fair. It will celebratye it s 39th staging from 23 to 27 January 2019.

FITUR is a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero American markets.

Mr Patrick Torrent, President of NECSTouR, will be present at the following events in the framework of this fair:

22/01: Tourism Innovation Hub Inaugural event
23/01: Final UNWTO Start-up competition


How to stimulate interregional innovation investments – what would the proposed Interreg “component 5” bring us?


The Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU and the Vanguard Initiative we would like to invite you to attend an informal information and discussion session about How to stimulate interregional innovation investments – what would the proposed Interreg “component 5” bring us? on January 16, 15:00 – 17:00, followed by a reception, in the Swedish Permanent Representation, Square de Meeûs 30, 1000 Brussels.

UNWTO Workshop on Product, People and Policy: Understanding the Success of Asian Tourism


The seminar is organised by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in the framework of FITUR, the Internation Tourism Trade Fair wich will be organised in madrid from the 23 to the 27 of January 2019.


It will be an opportunity to hear about the latest trends in Asian tourism and explore the factors behind its success.


It will focus on lessons learned, particularly on effective policies and innovative products, ranging from travel facilitation, gastronomy tourism, cruise tourism, rural tourism, and religious tourism.


European Maritime Day conference


The focus of the European Maritime Day 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, will be on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains. A specific focus will be put on research and innovation for a plastic-free ocean.

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3rd International Conference on Tourism and History


The 3rd International Conference on Tourism and History - IIIT&H 2019 - will be organised in Faro (Portugal) and Caxias do Sul (Brazil), on the 28th and 29th of M arch 2019.

Mr José Luis Maestro from the Galicia Region has been invited as leader of the NECSTouR Working Group on Cultural Tourism to present the Barcelona Declaration "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit".

S3 Thematic Platform Days: Conference and Meetings


The S3 Thematic Platforms Conference and Meetings will be held on the 27th and 28th of November in Bilbao. This two-day event will bring together partners from the three Thematic Platforms (Agri-Food, Energy and Industrial Modernisation), representatives of the European Institutions working on the development of Smart Specialisation Strategies across European Regions and thematic experts.