External Event


European Maritime Day 2018


The European Maritime Day 2018 will be held on 31st of May and 1st of June 2018 in Burgas at the Black Sea.

You will find practical information on themes, programme, stakeholders' workshops, deadlines here


Kick-Off meeting of the 16th European Week of Regions and Cities


The Kick-Off meeting of the 16th European Week of Regions and Cities will be organised on Thursday 25 January at 11 o'clock, to be followed by a reception, at the European Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 101, Brussels.

Registration to attend the Kick-off Meeting is open until 15 January, 12.00.

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018


EU Sustainable Energy Week will be back for its 13th edition, from 4 to 8 June 2018 in Brussels.  This year’s theme of Europe’s most important conference on energy efficiency and renewables is Energy transition.



Official Opening of the EU-China Tourism Year


Several NECSTouR Regions will cooperate with other EU Regions in the implementation of this upcoming EU-China Tourism Year 2018 promoted by the European Commission and China National Tourism Administration.

The official opening will happen on the 19th of January in Venice.

Workshop on Open Research Data


The European Commission has already contributed significantly to promoting sharing of research data (e.g. Open Research Data Pilot Horizon 2020 and Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information). The review of the PSI Directive is nonetheless an occasion to consider further policy options in this respect and discuss needs and opportunities in this domain with the key stakeholders.

NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat will attend that meeting.

Second European Industry Day


The Industry Day is meant to be an annual forum that brings together different players (EU, Industry – different sectors -, Member States, umbrella organisations ...) with the aim to develop new industrial policies.

Here you find the full detail of the call for expression of interest.

There is also a call for Local events across Europe.

FITUR 2018: International Tourism Trade Fair


FITUR, is the international tourism trade fair. It will celebratye it s 38th staging from 17 to 21 January 2018.

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

Several NECSTouR member Regions will be represented as well.

More information


EUROPARC Charter Award Ceremony 2017


"Celebrating the work of Protected Areas towards the implementation of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas"

In the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, to celebrate the work of the Natural Protected Areas towards the implementation of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism, the EUROPARC Federation is delighted to invite you for the annual Charter Award Ceremony 2017, on 7th December in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Trends & Dynamics'17 - Mega Drivers for Future Tourism


The Trends&Dynamics, an international conference on tourism organized by the MEP Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar in Lisbon, celebrates this year its 3rd edition.

The Portuguese Member of the Parliament, member of parliamentary Committee of Transport and Tourism, chair of the tourism Working Group and vice president of the SME Europe, has the pleasure to host once again in Portugal the sector's national and international policy makers and stakeholders to debate major trends and the future of tourism.

Union for the Mediterranean Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy


This two-day international and multi-stakeholder Conference has the aim to: i) consolidate the Mediterranean blue economy community through the exchange of ideas and views among key stakeholders; ii) capitalize on the experiences and lessons learned so as to stimulate cross-fertilization and foster large partnerships; iii) discuss the opportunities and challenges of the various blue economy sectors in terms of jobs creation and investments potential.


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