Digital Platforms


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


NECSTouR invited to present About the Short Term Rental in Regions

Sep 15, 2017


On the 14th of September 2017, NECStouR has been invited to intervene at the General Assembly of the Holiday Home Association (EHHA).

Our co-leader of the Working Group on Digital Platforms presente the activities of NECSTouR in the field of Short-term rental associations and our vision on the collaborative economy, during the panel focused on the "Short term rental in regions".

She was also part of the jury which selected the EHHA's Awards for this 2017, assigned at the following Gala Dinner.




Research for the TRAN Committee - Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy

Aug 31, 2017


Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation (FSR Transport) at the European University Institute (EUI):
Team Leader: Matthias FINGER, EPFL and EUI Team Members: Nadia BERT, EUI; David KUPFER, EUI; Juan J. MONTERO, UNED Madrid; Marcin WOLEK, University of Gdansk
Editing: Kathryn BOUCHARD, EUI


Les Roches / Skift Report: The Future of Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Aug 21, 2017


The hospitality industry is in the midst of one of the most dramatic periods of change in its history. Everything from the consumer shift to mobile, to new industry forces like Airbnb and changing travel habits are each creating new challenges and business opportunities for hospitality entrepreneurs. Where should entrepreneurs looking to start new businesses focus their time and money? At the same time, how can established hospitality businesses seize on these changes to adapt and grow their own organizations?

Exploratory Study of consumer issues in peer-to-peer platform markets

Jul 28, 2017


The European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers) has published a study on five peer-to-peer platform markets, identifying the main issues for peer consumers and providers from the consumer perspective.

NECSTouR has been actively involved in the drafting of that report. It is indeed among the stakeholders who contributed with views and opinions during the study process.



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.

European Holidays Home Association General Assembly


14 September 2017

12h00-18h00, Gala dinner 20:00

Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels, Belgium


NECStouR will intervene during the panel focused on the "Short term rental in regions" at the General Assembly of the European Holidays Home Association. Our co-leader of the Working Group on Digital Platforms will present some regional good practices in the field of Short-term rental associations.



Stakeholder Consultation: Digital Single Market: Mid Term Review



The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on


Digital single market: Mid-term review

Rue Belliard 99-101, Brussels 

13 September 2017, 12:00-13:00 

The rapporteur of the opinion, Alin-Adrian Nica (RO/EPP), together with his expert, would be delighted to meet representatives of local and regional associations and other stakeholders for a consultation and an exchange of views on the relevant topics of this opinion.