Dialogue with EU Institutions


European Tourism Day (ETD) 2015

'Promotion of Europe as a quality competitive tourism destination'

The event has been organised the 16th December 2015 in Brussels by the European Commission - DG Growth, Tourism, Creative and Emerging Industries Unit

NECSTouR's Intervention!


NECSTouR sat next to DG Growth and the European Travel Commission

European Tourism Forum 2015

17-18/09/2015, Luxembourg City

The fourteenth European Tourism Forum 2015 is taking place in Luxembourg this year.


The Forum will be dedicated to four topics that are currently of particular importance to the sector: 

European Tourism Forum 2014

30-31 October 2014

Organised in Naples by the European Commission and the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union


The Forum topic of this year was: Innovative actions for jobs and economic growth: European Tourism Forum 2014

NECSTouR Presidency intervened during the Session on Training and Education in Tourism by sharing:

European Tourism Day (ETD) 2012

27th September, Brussels, Belgium


This year's edition of the European Tourism Day will be divided in two topics: Seasonality and Coastal and Maritime Tourism.

During the Morning Session (Seasonality) the president of NECSTouR will present Management models for combating seasonality in tourism destinations: good practices from the network of regions NECSTouR.

Which Future for a Sustainable European Maritime Tourist Industry?

Brussels 26th of September 17.30 - 19.15

NECSTouR and the CPMR with Vastra Gotaland, PACA and Istria Region are organising a high-level political meeting with representatives of the EU Institutions (Committee of the Regions, European Parliament and European Commission) in order to discuss about the challenges and opportunities for the regional authorities to finance tourism via Structural Funds and in the future COSME programme.

Open Conference on the European Tourism Quality Label

The European Commission is inviting all interested stakeholders to participate in an open conference on 25 January 2012 on the European Tourism Quality Label.

The objective of the event is to summarise the preparatory work done so far as well as to discuss the possible options and the open questions of the implementation.

Further information the agenda and the discussion paper will be posted on this website - please check on a regular base.

To participate, please register by clicking on the link below.


European Commission publication on "Guide on EU Funding 2014-2020 for the Tourism Sector" is released!

Apr 02, 2012

The Committee of the Regions also published the guide “Sustainable and competitive tourism – New funding opportunities for local and regional authorities” targeting local and regional authorities

Find also other publications related to the Outcomes of the EC Tourism Initiatives 2014!


NECSTouR - European Tourism Policy

Feb 29, 2012

A great number of private and public stakeholders at international, European, national, regional and local level are involved in the development of tourism. Given the complexity of tourism which is not easy to separate from other economic sectors, the stakeholders must develop partnerships if they want to stay ahead of competition. The success of the renewed EU policy depends therefore on the active involvement of all tourism stakeholders.