European Week of Regions and Cities: Our List of Sessions about Tourism

European Week of Regions and Cities: Our List of Sessions about Tourism


As usual, NECStouR will dedicate many attention and will actively participate into the 14th European Week of Regions and Cities.
The event will be held from the 10th to the 13rd of October 2016 at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels. This is the annual opportunity to focus on the challenges currently facing Europe's regions and cities.
Under the headline ‘Regions and cities for sustainable and inclusive growth’, some 100 sessions, seminars and meetings will be organized alongside the following thematic strands:

  • Sustained and sustainable economic growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Making ESI Funds simpler


NECSTouR's members are strongly committed on this topic and are ready to make their contribution. Of course, Representatives from our Permament Secretariat and Memeber Regions will attend various sessions of this European Week.

The overall event will be composed by: an Opening Session (10 October); 22 sessions coordinated by partnerships of regions and cities; around 60 sessions organised by the European Commission; 38 sessions hosted by the European Committee of the Regions (Meeting Place), including CoR legislative work and political groups results; 10 University seminars, organised with the support of the Regional Studies Association, the Association of European Schools of Planning and the European Regional Science Association.
The full programme is available at this link.

Competitive and Sustainable Tourism appears in many sessions. The Permanent Secretariat of NECStouR selected for you the most relevant sessions and it already has been registered for them:

11 October

09:00-13:00 / 11C12
Efficient and effective use of ESI Funds: regional best practices
Representation of Saxony-Anhalt to the EU

09:00-10:45 / 11C03
Policymaking in 21st century
Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors, Room 52

018:00-20:00 / The impact of Digitalisation and Big Data on Smart Regions
Government of Catalonia. Delegation to the EU - Espai Catalunya Europa

12 October

09:00-13:00 / 12A63
EUSALP: an engine for Europe growth
Lombardy Region, Brussels Delegation to the EU

14:30-17:00 / 12C91
Supporting S3 strategies through H2020 and ERDF: synergies, barriers and best practices

13 October

09:00-10:45 / 13A113
Culture and creative industries in the Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (R3S): how are regions handling it?"
European Commission, Centre Borschette, Room 0A

Mr. Carlo Corazza - DG GROW Head of the Unit "Tourism, Creative and Emerging Industries", European Commission - will coordinate this last session.


Moreover, there are other events related to policy or funds:

11 October

  • 11:15 - 13:00 11A28 - Silver economy and regional development: Examples of social and economic gains
  • 09:00 - 10:45 11C04 - The post-2020 growth and jobs agenda – what do local and regional authorities want?
  • 14:30 - 17:00 11A49 - Policy learning lab: practical approaches for smart and sustainable regions

12 October

  • 11:15 - 13:00 12B10 - Contribution of non-agricultural geographically-rooted products to regional inclusive economic development


Discussions are intended to support the implementation of the 2014-2020 ESIF programmes, demonstrate the results of EU investment, showcase examples of good practice, and encourage input for possible future improvements.

You can register to the event at this link