Dialogue with EU Institutions


European Week of Regions and Cities 2017


09 - 12 October 2017



In 2017, the European Week of Regions and Cities will reach its 15th birthday. It is a moment of both looking back and looking forward, whilst tackling the challenges that the EU regional and urban policy should be addressing, as of today, and over the coming years.

Synergies between Cultural and Creative Industries and Tourism


2nd of February 2017, Milan

"Synergies between Cultural and Creative Industries and Tourism, as a new input for Growth and Jobs in Europe: a new private-public partnership"

Patrick Torrent, pesident of NECSTouR, presented the network's experience on how to attract more visitors to Europe.

The event is organised by DG GROW, the Lombardia Region and the Italian Ministry for Tourism

More information available soon at this link

Meeting of the European Parliament's TRAN Committee


9 - 10 November 2016, Brussels

NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat attended the next TRAN meeting, which took place on Wednesday 9 November from 09:00 to 12:30 and from 15:00 to 18:30 and Thursday 10 November from 9:00 to 12:30 in Brussels in JAN 4Q1 (József Antall building).
The meeting had been webstreamed.

"Celebrating new UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe"

15 November 2016, 18.00-20.30 Parlamentarium, Brussels


The Permanent Secretariat of NECSTouR attended the event "Celebrating new UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe" of 15 November, organised by Mrs Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.



Patrick Torrent presents the exeperience of NECSTouR on how to attract more visitors to Europe

Feb 03, 2017


The President of NECSTouR had been invited to present our experience on how to attract more visitors to Europe in a framework of a Public-Private partnership.

During his intervention, Mr Torrent presented the six pillars that has been already stated at the last European Tourism Forum in Brussels:


Maltese Presidency Tourism Priorities presented in the European Parliament

Feb 03, 2017

European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism - meeting of 25 January 2017

NECSTouR fully supports the Maltese vision and particularly welcomes these important priorities. The invitees from the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union have been presented the priorities regarding transport, and tourism to the MEPs of the TRAN Committee.

Introduction of the priorities


Patrick Torrent Presents the 6 NECSTouR Recommendations for the EU Joint Promotion in 2017

Nov 30, 2016


Patrick Torrents - President of NECStouR - intervened during the closing panel of the European Tourism Day 2016 and presented the 6 NECSTouR recommendations for "Joint Promotion of Tourism and Cultural and Creative Industries in third Countries" for 2017.

2017 will be a particular year, that the United Nations declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.


NECSTouR supports the CoR own-initiative opinion on Tourism

Nov 29, 2016


During the European Tourism Day, Mr Patrick Torrent and Mr Jan Korthoudt - President and Vice-President of NECSTouR - had the occasion to meet with Mr Hanspeter Wagner, Mayor of the Municipality of Breitenwang and Rapporteur for the NAT Commission of the Committee of the Regions.

It was the occasion to exchange reciprocal priorities and express NECSTouR's support for the CoR own-initiative opinion on Tourism.