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

Tourism

Cultural Heritage & Tourism WG Webinar: Rebuilding the tourism sector after the COVID-19 crisis

Teresa Vio

This meeting will take place via GoToWebinar: please register through this link This Cultural Heritage and Tourism Working Group meeting has the primary objective to reflect on the way forward for

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

WG Events

WG Events

EuroMed 2020 conference

The 8th biannual European-Mediterranean (EuroMed-2020) conference is co-organised by the UNESCO and the EU ERA Chairs and focuses this year on Digital Cultural Heritage.

EWRC side event: Skills reform & partnerships for SMART CCI

The EWRC side event, co-organised with RICC (Regional Initiative for Culture and Creativity), will look into how collaboration and partnership-building is being supported by EU policies and programmes relevant for CCIS. The issues of skill reform will be at the heart of the discussion, looking at new EU initiatives such as the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on CCIs, the newly launched S3 Partnership on Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems – CCRE S3, the Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills in Cultural Heritage, and the regional ecosystem potential.

EWRC session: Governing local heritage together

Cultural Heritage in Action is the new EU-funded peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions and is implemented by the workshop co-organisers Cultural Heritage in Action. The workshop will explore how cities and regions foster participatory governance and civic engagement in cultural heritage, based on lessons learned from the Cultural Heritage in Action project. 

EWRC session: Cultural & Creative Industries 4 Tourism

This EWRC session will share regional examples related to the Cultural and Creative Industries' (CCIs) contribution to the development of Cultural and Creative Tourism (CCT). 

European Tourism Convention

In October the European Tourism Convention will launch a dialogue on the sustainable recovery of the tourism sector.

Stakeholder consultation on CoR opinion 'Towards more sustainable tourism for EU cities and regions'

The European Committee of the Regions invites stakeholders to offer their thoughts on its upcoming opinion 'Towards more sustainable tourism for EU cities and regions'.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Approval and launch of the new S3 Partnership on Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems

The European Commission has recently approved for support by the S3 Platform for Industrial Modernisation the S3 Partnership on Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems, led by Aragon Region, Tuscany Region and Western Greece Region.

2020 European Capitals of Culture extended into 2021

As the current European Capitals of Culture, Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland), have been severely effected by the coronavirus pandemic, the Commission is seeking to extend their possession of the title until April 2021.

Commission launches call for interregional coronavirus innovation partnerships linked to four thematic areas

Regional authorities, universities, research centres, clusters and SMEs willing to pilot interregional innovation partnerships are invited to express their interest in the Commissions new call for interregional thematic partnerships related to the pandemic.

Open Tourism Lab (Occitanie) is searching for partners for COSME call

Open Tourisme Lab is a BtoB Open Innovation & design platform specialised in tourism. Our core business is to stimulate innovation uptake in tourism sector.

Commission partners with tourism industry for patronage voucher schemes

The European Commission is working to give patronage voucher schemes across the EU a visibility boost. The schemes allow consumers to support hotels and restaurants by paying for a visit in the future.

Second meeting of expert group on cultural heritage

The outcomes of the recent meeting of the Commission Expert Group on cultural heritage where current challenges to the sector were discussed.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Call for expression of interest to participate in European Tourism Convention

Ahead of the European Tourism Convention on 12 October 2020, the European Commission has published a call to participate in three online thematic workshops during the morning of the convention. 

  • By Teresa Vio

Approval and launch of the new S3 Partnership on Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems

The European Commission has recently approved for support by the S3 Platform for Industrial Modernisation the S3 Partnership on Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems, led by Aragon Region, Tuscany Region and Western Greece Region.

  • By Hilary Webb

2020 European Capitals of Culture extended into 2021

As the current European Capitals of Culture, Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland), have been severely effected by the coronavirus pandemic, the Commission is seeking to extend their possession of the title until April 2021.

  • By Hilary Webb

Call for expressions of interest for innovative interregional COVID-19 response & recovery partnerships

This week DG REGIO launched a call for expressions of interest to pilot interregional innovation partnerships related to the COVID-19 response and recovery. We encourage members to use ERRIN's tools to build partnerships to respond to this call.

  • By Hilary Webb

Built4People R&I Partnership – call for inputs

ERRIN is calling for members from different working groups to form a taskforce aimed at providing inputs on the Built4People R&I Partnership under Horizon Europe.

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission launches call for interregional coronavirus innovation partnerships linked to four thematic areas

Regional authorities, universities, research centres, clusters and SMEs willing to pilot interregional innovation partnerships are invited to express their interest in the Commissions new call for interregional thematic partnerships related to the pandemic.