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Call for Destinations: Deadline for Applying for the Awards 2019 "Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism" extended until the 15 July


The 2019 edition of the Awards for ‘Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism’ is organised by the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) and it is open to all tourist destinations across Europe, national, regional and local authorities, tourism boards and associations, destination management organisations, museums, interpretation centres, festivals and cultural NGOs.

Flanders is one of the Champion Pilot Regions of the OECD Territorial Approach to the SDGs


The Region of Flanders is among the 7 Champion Pilots Cities and Regions that will test the Territorial Approach to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)) by the OECD.

The Programme seeks to support interested cities and regions to develop, implement and monitor strategies to achieve the SDGs and fostering a territorial approach to the SDGs by;

Apply for the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020 Competition


We are pleased to inform you about the launch of the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020 competition

The deadline for applications from EU cities is 10 May 2019 at 18:00 CET.


The Manifesto Tourism Legacy Paper Presented to the President of the European Parliament




The Manifesto Tourism Legacy Paper has been signed and presented today to Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament


EU CoR Opinion on Sustainable Tourism: NECSTouR Vice-President Cardenete Appointed as Rapporteur

The NAT Commission (on Natural Resources and Tourism) of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) approved that an own initiative opinion on sustainable tourism will be released.

The NECSTouR Executive Committee Kick-Off Meeting Focused on the Definition of the New Strategy 2019-2021


The NECSTouR Executive Committee met on the 29 and 30 January in Brussels, at the Scotland Europa premises.

MITOMED+ Project Meeting in Girona


The 11th project meeting of MITOMED+ Project has been held in Girona (ES), on the 24th and 25th of January 2019.

The event has been attended by NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat and representatives from the other Members involved in this project – Tuscany Region, Andalusia, Poreç Institute of Agriculture and Tourism and the University of Girona.

"Flanders is International" Brochure has been Published with a Chapter Dedicated to Tourism


The Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs recently published a brochure in which they are giving to their partners an insight in their approach and goals. A chapter in the brochure (pp 23-26) is dedicated to tourism.

Download the Brochure


Tourism is a Priority for the Romanian Presidency of the EU


From January to June 2019, for the first time in its history, the Council of the European Union will be chaired by Romania.

Biosphere will have the first stand of Sustainable Destinations of FITUR


The Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) will have the first stand of Sustainable Destinations at the next Fitur

The Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) will attend again the International Tourism Fair FITUR, which will be held from 23 to 27 January in Madrid (Spain). It is a key global meeting point for tourism professionals, being the leading fair for the receptive and issuing markets of Ibero-America.

A new intern in NECSTouR to support the Implementation of the Barcelona Declaration


My name is Xiana Vilar Sopeña and for the next 9 months I will be the new NECSTouR trainee, supporting the Permanent Secretariat and the Working Group on Cultural Tourism with the implementation and dissemination of the Barcelona Declaration “Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit”, as the NECSTouR legacy for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage.