External Event


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.

Sixth meeting of the Working Group on Digital Innovation Hubs



Session 1: Platforms and marketplaces – Structure and tools for digital manufacturing markets

    Presentation by EU-funded Innovation Actions and analysis of other existing platforms

Session 2: Benefits for regions through collaboration with Innovation Actions & DIHs

    Presentation on how Application Experiments or their further deployment can receive regional grants, how new Application Experiments can be funded by regions, and how regional SMEs could re-use existing marketplaces

TTRAEurope2019: Travel and Tourism Research Association 2019 European Chapter Conference - Tourism in the era of connectivity


The Travel and Tourism Research Association’s 2019 European Chapter Conference will be hosted by Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality in Bournemouth Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th April 2019. This is a three-day conference that will include a doctoral colloquium day and industry best practice thread. The theme of the conference is Tourism in the era of connectivity and will cover a broad range of themes to ensure that we are inclusive of the widest range of tourism research.

EUROPARC Webinar: "Sustainable Tourism: Monitoring & Managing visitors in Protected Areas"


With tourism visits in Europe growing at an unprecedented rate, and with nature destinations among the most visited places, we need to empower protected area professionals to manage tourism flows to deliver socio-economic benefits without compromising the conservation status of the destinations. How to balance the human impact that tourism can bring? Which methodologies are being used to assess visitors‘ flows and impact? How to allow managers of the Protected Areas to take strategic decisions and plan effectively tourism?

Short-term rental and the Single Market: legislative challenges and opportunities


20 March 2019, 12h00-14h00, Closed lunch debate at Members’ Salon, European Parliament

Further informatio will follow soon


Entrepreneurial Discovery Focus Group on Tourism and Cultural Identity & Smart Localities


NECSTouR will participate in this event organised by the European Commission's Seville Joint Research Centre (JRC)  in collaboration with South-Muntenia Regional Development Agency  of Romania, in the framework of the project "Targeted Support to Smart Specialisation in Romania" (2016-2019). The project covers all the eight development regions of the country and aims to ensure a sustainable approach to smart specialisation strategies (S3), working along several action lines, tourism among them.

Meeting of the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism


The next Meeting of the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) will gather the Tourism Task Force at the European Parliament for the last time till the end of the 8th legislative term, to discuss about the latest achievements and future perspectives.

NECSTouR Secretariat will attend the meeting.


Draft Agenda

Measuring Sustainability in Tourism – Opportunities and Limitations


International Conference in Berlin on 2 and 3 April 2019 hosted by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the German Environment Agency; endorsed by UN World Tourism Organization

More information


Meeting of the Digital Tourism Network


Meeting of the Digital Tourism Network organised by the European Commission on 18 March 2019 in Brussels.

The objective of the meeting is to take stock of the latest developments in and exchange views on digital innovation in EU tourism as well as to discuss future trends, common challenges and opportunities in this sector highly impacted by new technologies.

NECSTouR Secretariat will attend this non-public meeting, bringing its initiatives and experience and is willing to continue its involvement within this initiative.