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NECSTouR Regional Best Practices for Tourism Recovery inspire the European Debate

The crisis that hit the tourism sector in Europe as consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, draws attention from many sides to the need to support the sector's recovery on new bases.

IPTPO Presents Impacts of COVID-19 on Coastal Destinations and Mitigating Initiatives

NECSTouR Academic Member, Prof. Kristina Brščić from the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism Poreč (IPTPO), intervened at the online conference "What have we learned and done so far: Social, medical and educational aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic“, on the 27 May.


NECSTouR Solutions for Rebuilding the Tourism Sector after the COVID-19 Crisis at ERRIN Webinar

NECSTouR - represented by Cristina Núñez – has been invited by the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Working Group of ERRIN Network to join an online debate on  Rebuilding the Tourism Sector after the COVID-19 crisis and to share NECSTouR views and regional best practices for recovery strategies on the European tourism sector in the post-COVID-19 crisis context.

Building Competitive and Sustainable Tourism at the Times of COVID-19

Mr Patrick Torrent - NECSTouR President and Executive Director at the Catalan Tourism Board - presented vision and priorities of NECSTouR at the Webinar: "Competitive and Sustainable Tourism in Europe coexisting with COVID-19" organised by In2Destination on the 20th of May 2020.

Nordic Regions debate on the NECSTouR COVID-19 Recovery Plan

On the 15th May, Cristina Nunez - NECSTouR Managing Director - was one of the speakers animating the tourism-related discussion of the 9th Smart Regions Group Meeting of the CPMR North Sea Commission while presenting the NECSTouR vision and response to support tourism face to

NECSTouR advocates for the sustainable tourism community in Blue Islands Final Webinar

NECSTouR was invited by ACR+ to represent the Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism community at Blue Islands final event. The project transformed what was supposed to be a conference in a webinar. Hosted by Greek MEP Maria Spyraki, the event was aiming to find solutions for "minimizing the hidden costs of tourism in MED islands" through "waste prevention actions and circular economy perspectives".


REGIOSTARS Awards 2020

The Regiostars are Europe’s award to EU-funded projects which demonstrate excellence and new approaches in regional development. The goal is to inspire other regions and project managers across Europe, participating projects are in the spotlight of communication activities at European level.

Five categories and a public choice award, crucial for the future of EU regional policy:

Lazio Region adopts MITOMED+ Tourism Management Model

Lazio Region is the first NECSTouR Region out of the MITOMED+ Partnership to adopt the MED Maritime & Coastal Tourism Management Model developed by this project. Others can do it too.


Wide Committment. By signing a specific Memorandum of Understanding, Lazio Region committed to:

European Cultural Tourism Awards 2020

Applications for the European Cultural Tourism Awards 2020 are now open until July 1st. NECSTouR members are invited to participate.

The theme for this year is ‘Special interest tourism development and promotion based on Cultural Heritage’. The Awards contest is open to tourist destinations across Europe, to showcase their results and outputs in sustainable cultural tourism under five selected categories:

MED Sustainable Tourism Kick-Off Meeting Report

The Kick-Off Meeting of the Interreg MED Horizontal Project on Sustainable Tourism took place in Salou, Spain from the 2nd to the 4th of March. The event gathered representatives of most of the Modular Projects of the Sustainable Tourism community.

NECSTouR advocates for Sustainable Mobility in Tourism at Eurovelo Event

The workshop with decision makers on developing cycling tourism in the Mediterranean Area took place at the Croatian Permanent Representation in Brussels. NECSTouR Permanent secretariat was invited by the European Cyclists Federation (ECF) to share its view on how to manage the continuing growth of the tourism sector to ensure its sustainably.

Andalusian Strategic Projects towards a Sustainable Coastal Tourism

The regional Minitry of Tourism, Regeration, Justice and Local Administration of Andalusia is partner of two projects focused on the Sustainable Development of Mediterranean Destinations: DestiMED Plus and BestMED.