Tourism Change Working Group

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Tourism Working Group.

Tourism WG Leader

Leader

Pieter Jasperse

REWIN West Brabant

Francisco Vigalondo

Leader

Francisco Vigalondo

Aragón Exterior

Mariachiara Esposito

Mariachiara Esposito

Tuscany Region

Martina Hilger

Martina Hilger

Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Tourism

The Cultural Heritage and Tourism Working Group focuses on investigating R&I-related measures to mitigate the environmental and social impact of touristic flows and encourage the transition towards sustainable tourism and cultural policies and practices; it supports ERRIN members in the uptake of digitalisation and the development of skills and competences in the Cultural Heritage and Tourism sectors. Finally, the Working Group aims at providing early information to members on cultural heritage and tourism policy future strands, financial tools, inter-regional joint activities, EU calls.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Digitising Cultural Heritage

Postponed: Digitising Cultural Heritage

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns in Brussels, we regret to inform you that the upcoming Working Group meeting on 26th March on Digitising Cultural Heritage will be postponed. We will

Tourism WG

Bridging the skills gap in Cultural Heritage

Teresa Vio

Our upcoming meeting will focus on the Blueprint for Sectoral Skills on Cultural Heritage. The call, recently launched by the European Commission, represents a great opportunity for members that have

WG Events

WG Events

European Tourism Day 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, this event has been postponed. Please check here for the latest updates. Over 400 participants are expected to gather at this year's European Tourism Day. The annual event will this year focus on tourism and EU climate and sustainable development goals under the theme 'European tourism - leading to a greener future'.  EU, national and regional level representatives, industry, academics and other relevant stakeholders will be able to attend the event, which will also host the awards ceremony for the 2019 EDEN - European Destinations of Excellence awards. 

Postponed: Digitising Cultural Heritage

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns in Brussels, we regret to inform you that the upcoming Working Group meeting on 26th March on Digitising Cultural Heritage will be postponed. We will communicate the new date as soon as possible.   We are happy to invite you to a joint meeting organised by ICT and Tourism & Cultural Heritage Working Groups. This meeting will focus on digitising European cultural heritage and will include a presentation of Time Machine project which aims to develop distributed digital information system mapping the European social, cultural and geographical…

Information webinar on Cultural Heritage in Action project

Cultural Heritage in Action is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage  of the European Commission. The project shall empower cities and regions to strengthen their cultural heritage policies and initiatives as well as develop innovative solutions to preserve cultural heritage assets. ERRIN is one of the partners in this project led by EUROCITIES. If you want to know more about this initiative, click here. Within the project we will produce a catalogue of 30 good practices from EU cities, regions, urban, non-urban and rural areas that are innovative,…

Time Machine CSA Final Conference

The Time Machine CSA final conference will focus on the output of the one-year CSA project. Discussing the strategies, goals and next steps in the digitization of cultural heritage.  The afternoon event will include a session on current Local Time Machines, which will serve as examples of what can be achieved through such schemes.  Please find more information and details of how to register here. 

Briefing session: "Peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions"

Regional experts in the field of Cultural Heritage have a unique opportunity to learn from their peers and exchange best practices!   ERRIN is part of the successful consortium, led by EUROCITIES, who will implement the "Peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions" on behalf of the European Commission.   The peer-learning scheme comprises 3 tasks: Identification of good practices (30) and creation of a catalogue Organisation of peer-learning visits (12) Analysis and dissemination   The aim is to support peer-learning activities for local and regional experts on…

Bridging the skills gap in Cultural Heritage

Our upcoming meeting will focus on the Blueprint for Sectoral Skills on Cultural Heritage. The call, recently launched by the European Commission, represents a great opportunity for members that have Cultural Heritage as part of their innovation priorities or are involved in actions dedicated to skills development. In order to identify the most relevant aspects of the call and receive strategic inputs on how to prepare a successful proposal, the call will be presented by DG EAC Policy Officer Erminia Sciacchitano. To investigate what it means to work on a Blueprint for Sectoral Skills, we…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

HOGENT and Howest Universities of Applied Sciences are looking for partners for Creative Europe-project on digitalisation of cultural heritage sites

Who: HOGENT - Howest – Belgium Proposal: Three pilot projects on how digital communities can participate in the valuation, opening-up or development of cultural heritage sites. Partners needed: Cross-sectoral partners who approach the question from within their interest and want to organize a pilot in their region but within an international context. We are a new found research consortium named ‘Innovative future through design’ and are connected to the HOGENT-Howest in Flanders Belgium. We have a strong expertise in research, prior to the forming of this consortium. We systematically…

Update on ERRIN's work

As we are sure you are all very much aware, the current outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in Brussels and across the whole of Europe. We would therefore like to take a moment to reassure all of you, our members and subscribers, that despite the current situation, the ERRIN Secretariat will stay operational and work remotely. We will continue to serve our members in the best possible ways, mainly through online tools. However, considering the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, there are some actions that we are required to take, especially related to our upcoming…

Information concerning ERRIN Working Group meetings

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, we regret to inform you that our upcoming Working Group meetings will be postponed or will take place online. Please find below a list of Working Group meetings for the month of March:   Online webinar:  - Blue Growth WG meeting on clean waterborne transport (23 March)   Postponed meetings: - Smart Specialisation WG meeting on Component 5 (19 March) - Innovation & Investment WG meeting on access to finance for SMEs (24 March) - ICT and Cultural Heritage & Tourism WG meeting on…

Information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and ERRIN meetings

  Considering the current outbreak of the Coronavirus and cancellations of some events taking place in Brussels, we would like to inform members that for the time being all ERRIN Working Group meetings will take place as planned, unless communicated otherwise. We advise all our members to follow our communications in the coming weeks for possible updates on the current situation.    

Five regions involved in the Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills in the Cultural Heritage, and more to come in case of success!

Following the Tourism & Cultural Heritage Working Group Meeting on “Bridging the Skills Gap on Cultural Heritage”, and the significant interest raised by the Sector Skills Alliance in the Cultural Heritage field, ERRIN facilitated the inclusion of its member regions in a consortium led by the University of Barcelona. The objective is to develop a Blueprint to address skills shortages and unemployment by gathering information for the European skills panorama, and developing a sector skills strategy, occupational profiles, vocational programmes and qualifications. The regions are important…

Cultural Heritage in Action launch

We are thrilled to launch Cultural Heritage in Action, a peer-learning programme for local and regional policymakers to exchange knowledge on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive reuse and quality of interventions.   Cultural Heritage in Action shall empower cities and regions to strengthen their cultural heritage policies and initiatives and to develop innovative solutions to preserve cultural heritage assets. It is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage. Our consortium led by EUROCITIES with KEA, ERRIN, Europa Nostra…

Latest Updates

  • By Simon De Wachter

HOGENT and Howest Universities of Applied Sciences are looking for partners for Creative Europe-project on digitalisation of cultural heritage sites

We are currently drafting a project to reactivate the inherent and historical multifunctional ecosystems of rural estates and connect them to the digital technologies of the future. We see an important link to the Creative Europe call and want to set up a pilot project around the participation of digital communities in the valuation, opening up or redevelopment of cultural heritage.

  • By Teresa Vio

Submit your innovative examples of COVID-19 crisis response for the tourism sector

DG GROW has reached out to ERRIN to submit innovative examples of how regions respond to COVID-19 outbreak.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Update on ERRIN's work

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in Brussels and across the whole of Europe. We would therefore like to reassure all of you, that despite the current situation, the ERRIN Secretariat will stay operational and work remotely.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Information concerning ERRIN Working Group meetings

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, we regret to inform you that our upcoming Working Group meetings will be postponed or will take place online.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and ERRIN meetings

Considering the current outbreak of the Coronavirus and cancellations of some events taking place in Brussels, we would like to inform members that for the time being all ERRIN Working Group meetings will take place as planned, unless communicated otherwise.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Five regions involved in the Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills in the Cultural Heritage, and more to come in case of success!

ERRIN facilitated the inclusion of its member regions in a consortium led by the University of Barcelona. The objective of the project proposal is to develop a Blueprint to address skills shortages and unemployment by gathering information for the European skills panorama, and developing a sector skills strategy, occupational profiles, vocational programmes and qualifications.