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Publication

Opinion by the European Economic and Social Committee. International Trade and Tourism - A Global Agenda for Sustainable Development

Oct 31, 2019

 

With this opinion, the EESC wishes to stress the close link between tourism and international trade and underline their shared importance in achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).

Key points:

Internal Notes

Highlights from the European Tourism Forum 2019

 

The 18th European Tourism Forum was held in Helsinki under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the European Union.

Highlights of the session “How can ESIF tourism projects support sustainable regional development? Exploring best practice across the EU”

 

How can ESIF tourism projects support sustainable regional development? Exploring best practice across the EU” was the session organized in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities, by the DG GROW- Tourism Unit and ECORYS to present the first findings of the study the consultancy firm is developing for the European Commission, to understand the contribution of ESIF-supported tourism projects to local and regional development.

Main preliminary recommendations of the study:

NECSTouR is advocating for making Tourism more Visible in the next MFF 2021- 2027

 

As member of the Steering Group of the European Tourism Manifesto for Growth and Jobs, NECSTouR is participating to a joint lobbing action together with the European Travel Commission (ETC) and the European Cyclist Federation (ECF) to better position Tourism in the next Multi-Financial Framework (MFF).

 

Goal

Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU places higher Tourism in the EU Political Agenda

 

Tourism is a priority for this Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (January-June 2019) , who is negotiating with the Member States in order to propose to the upcoming European Commission a new Communication on Tourism.

NECSTouR and the European Tourism Manifesto for Growth and Jobs are willing to strongly support this initiative.

European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award 2020

 

There is time to apply until 27th March 2019 to apply for the 2020 edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award.

The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) is a project that identifies and rewards EU regions which show an outstanding and innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy, irrespective of their size, wealth and competences. The regions with the most credible, forward-thinking and promising vision plan are granted the label "European Entrepreneurial Region" (EER) for a specific year.

News

A new Intern from Galicia to Support the NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat

Oct 05, 2019

 

My name is Paloma, I come from Spain and I will be collaborating with NECSTouR and Fundation Galicia Europa as a trainee until the end of the year.

I came to Brussels through a scholarship obtained thanks to the Axencia de Turismo de Galicia, depending on the regional Government of the Xunta de Galicia.

News

Event

How can ESIF tourism projects support regional development? Exploring best practice across the EU

 

Tourism is a key driver of employment, competitiveness, and cohesion in the European Union. Considering its importance for the EU, there is a potential to further exploit it as a tool for local, rural and regional development, as well as urban regeneration. The aim of the workshop will be to discuss and promote good practices in sustainable tourism projects, which have been financed by the ESIF. Furthermore, it will provide a platform for knowledge exchange and joint learning on the contribution of ESIF-supported tourism projects to local and regional development.

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