Digital Platforms


A European framework for regulatory responses to the collaborative economy


The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on "a European framework for regulatory responses to the collaborative economy" for which the rapporteur is Mr Peter Florianschütz (AT/PES), Member of the Vienna State Parliament and Member of the City Council of Vienna.

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.

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We are looking for a Speaker from NECSTouR for a Panel on Digitalisation and Innovation (Rimini IT, 10/10)


ETOA is composed of over 1000 members including global travel buyers, hotels, tourist boards, attractions, and other European tourism suppliers.

They will run a 50-minute panel on Digitalisation and Innovation to attract international visitors at 15:00 on 10th October at TTG Rimini.

They are putting together a group of panelists and they are wondering if any Region/Destination of our network might be interested in the opportunity of being part of that panel.

Call for speakers m-Tourism Day 2018


Telecom Valley, the main digital association in the French Riviera, organizes its 8th edition of the International m-Tourism day on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018. This event will allow all professionals in the digital and Tourism field to meet, share and exchange their knowledge and experiences.
The theme for this year will be the Artificial Intelligence in the tourism field.

Digital Single Market: Mid-term review


At its Plenary Session of 31 January - 01 February 2018, the European Committee of the Regions adopted an Opinion on the "Digital Single Market: Mid-term review".

The rapporteur for this opinion was Alin-Adrian NICA (RO-EPP), Mayor of Dudeștii Noi.

The full text of the opinion is available in all language versions here.



NECSTouR inspires the Future of the Short-term Rental and Single Market with the Barcelona Declaration "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit"

Mar 20, 2019


NECSTouR Vice-President, Mr Jan Korthoudt Flanders Region, presented the view of NECSTouR Member Regions on legislative challenges and opportunities linked with the Short-term rental and the Single Market, during a Lunch Debate organised by the European Holiday Home Association (EHHA) at the European Parliament.



NECSTouR in Bulgaria to present how its Regions are facing Digital Transformation

Feb 16, 2018


Mr Patrick Torrent - Presidency of NECSTouR, Catalonia Region - presented the NECSTouR experience on facing the new economic models and digital culture on the occasion of the "International Round Table on Digital Transformation in Tourism", Sofia (Bulgaria).

"Working on Smart Destinations is the only possible way to face the current Digital Transformation!" stated Mr Torrent.