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Report: Star Cities Study Meeting on Environment & Sustainability in Ljubljana

For the first time since September 2019, the partners of the Interreg Europe project STAR Cities finally met again during a physical seminar held on October 5-6 2021 and hosted by the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region (RRA LUR).

NECSTouR and Travel and Tourism Stakeholders’ Position on Lifting Unnecessary Travel Restrictions

With the summer now behind us, Europe is entering a different stage in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 74% of EU adults are now fully vaccinated and vaccination efforts are ongoing throughout Europe[1]. Despite the continued spread of the virus at community level, the impact of the pandemic on public health has been brought under control within the EU.

NECSTouR shares sustainable strategies at the WINTER MED Workshop in Croatia

NECSTouR was invited to take part in the 3rd transnational policy exchange workshop of the Interreg MED on Winter Islands Network for all year round Tourism ExpeRience in the MEDiterranean (WINTER MED). The WINTER MED project presented its final transnational strategy to the audience, a crucial approach in the post-covid tourism ecosystem for NECSTouR. We are ready to support this strategy through our network and our strategic actions.

"Building a Better Recovery Towards the Tourism of Tomorrow: Public-Private-Citizens Partnerships" at our AGM in Tirol

NECSTouR celebrated its Annual General Meeting 2021 and Thematic Conference “Building a Better Recovery Towards the Tourism of Tomorrow: Public-Private-Citizens Partnerships”, hosted by the Tirol Region from 21st to 24th of September 2021 in Alpbach.

Meeting the Challenges of a More Sustainable, Resilient and Competitive Tourism Future at the NECSTouR AGM 2021

NECSTouR celebrated its Annual General Meeting 2021, hosted by the Tirol Region from 21 to 24 September in Alpbach.

39 official tourism organisations from across Europe met to agree the way ahead for a more responsible approach to tourism.

During the annual meeting – the first to be held in a hybrid format since the pandemic – members elected a new Executive Committee to strategically guide the work of the network over the next three years.

REPORT: Interreg Europe Workshop on competitive and sustainable tourism

On Tuesday 21 September 2021, the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform hosted an on-line thematic workshop on competitive and sustainable tourism. The main take-away was the keynote from the European Commission on Transition Pathway, their solution to support a more resilient, sustainable, and digital Tourism ecosystem.

NECSTouR Call for Tenders: MED Sustainable Tourism Handbook on EU Recovery Plans & ERDF Regional Funds

NECSTouR, on behalf of the INTERREG MED Sustainable Tourism Community, is looking for specialised consultants with whom to subcontract the mission of elaborating a “HANDBOOK ON HOW TO USE EU RECOVERY PLANS & ERDF REGIONAL FUNDS FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TOURISM IN THE MEDITERRANEAN”.

Call for Tenders for DestiMED PLUS Project

The Interreg MED DestiMED PLUS Project is looking for technical assistance in setting up the Mediterranean Ecotourism Consortium and a Mediterranean Ecotourism Policy Roadmap.

NECSTouR Declares the Climate Emergency

On July 14, NECSTouR joined the Tourism Declares community by recognising the urgent need to address climate change as we are to ensure the long-term survival of our industry and the many benefits it brings for businesses, visitors and communities.

REPORT: Sustainable Tourism solutions to reduce pollution in the Mediterranean

NECSTouR organised a workshop on June 3rd during the last EU Green Week in the framework of the Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism horizontal project. Partners and experts from the Interreg MED thematic community shared outputs and policy recommendations.

Call for tourism SMEs to receive support to improve their environmental performance

The COSME project TouriSME, launched a Europe-wide call for SMEs in the field of tourism to receive tailored capacity building, matchmaking, mentoring and financial support to improve their environmental performance. The call, which is open from 22 June 2021 to 15 September 2021, is open to Small and Medium Enterprises located in France, Italy, Spain or Cyprus.

NECSTouR shares its data strategy during HERIT-DATA mid-term conference

On the 9th and 10th June, the Interreg MED HERIT-DATA project held its Mid-Term Conference. We were there to share our data strategy as the Horizontal Angel for HERIT-DATA, in charge of monitoring advancements from the project to rest of the partnership of the Sustainable Tourism community of the Interreg MED Programme.