European Tourism Data Space High Level Event

European Tourism Data Space High-Level Event | We need to train the decision makers so they can properly interpret data results and take decisions accordingly


Brussels, 25-26 September 2023. 

European Tourism Data Space High-Level Event organised by the two European Tourism Data Space projects – DATES and DSFT, coordinated by AnySolution and Modul University Vienna took place this week in Brussels. It addressed key actors in the tourism sector and data experts. 

The Technical workshop on the 25th on the European Data Space for Tourism in collaboration with the Tourism of Tomorrow Lab Partners was hosted at our member's premises, the Regional Government of Galicia in Brussels. 

"The main challenge that we need to overcome is to train the decision makers so they can properly interpret data results and take decisions accordingly," said Daniel Iglesias Gonsálvez, NECSTouR's Tourism of Tomorrow Lab Data Expert, during the Stakeholders' Roundtable together with Olga Preveden, Project Manager Data & Innovation at Österreich Werbung / Austrian National Tourist Office; Jonathan H., Project Manager at EONA-X and Milena Popova, Programme and Business Development Manager at Europeana, moderated by Urska Starc Peceny, Chief Innovation Officer, lead Tourism 4.0 at Arctur.

Daniel Iglesias Tourism of Tomorrow Lab


On the 26th, MEP Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar welcomed us at the European Parliament for a High-Level Breakfast with the two projects' partners, Member States and European Institutions representatives to align the different emerging initiatives related to Tourism Data Space.

I would like to launch a call to the Member States and the Commission for structural collaboration around the #European Data Space for Tourism to be connected and interoperable with the National and Regional Tourism Data Spaces, Hubs, and Labs. The continuity and usability of this data space by the SMEs and destinations is a key success factor in boosting the European #tourism industry's digitalisation, competitiveness, and sustainability", said MEP Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar. 

High-Level Breakfast



This event offered the chance to learn about the two projects' findings, gain valuable insights from relevant stakeholders, and network with peers from all over Europe. EU Projects’ partners, including NECSTouR’s Tourism of Tomorrow Lab technicians, will be delighted to meet you and answer your questions.

The main objective of the preparatory action for the European Tourism Data Space is to explore approaches and options for the deployment of a secure and reliable tourism data space, ensuring transparent control of data access, use and reuse. The project is focused on developing governance and business models while providing a shared roadmap that will ensure the coordination of tourism ecosystem actors and the connection between EU-level data ecosystems and interconnected data spaces in other sectors.

NECSTouR is part of the DATES project consortium with twelve other partners, coordinated by AnySolution, including different public and private organisations and research institutes: Tecnalia, IDC, Intellera, Amadeus, IDSA, ARCTUR, DIH Tourism 4.0, Outdooractive, AVORIS, aNewGovernance, Ministry of Tourism from Italy. Through the Tourism of Tomorrow Lab department, NECSTouR has been responsible for ensuring the NUTS2 tourism stakeholders’ level is duly identified and engaged in DATES activities, delivering use cases to test and validate the identified priority datasets and data themes, supporting the governance and business framework definition.

The other project consortium is DSFT composed of four tourism parties with different fields of expertise: European Travel Commission, City Destinations Alliance, Modul University, and ForwardKeys.

You can find the event's Agenda HERE


Check HERE the Press Release. 



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