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

Focus on regional diversity in European tourism - ETOA webinar

As part of its webinar series, the European Tourism Association is a session to discuss how the long-haul market can be tempted away from some of the most visited destinations, as Europeans travel closer to home after the pandemic.

Debate: rethinking and reviving travel and tourism

Euronews will this week host a debate on the impacts and challenges ahead for the tourism sector following the coronavirus pandemic.

3D Digital Cultural Heritage for resilience, recovery & sustainability

A three-part digital conference will explore initiatives, technologies and policies for overcoming mobility and access limitations during and after the coronavirus crisis.

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

This Cultural Heritage and Tourism Working Group meeting has the primary objective to reflect on the way forward for Regions and Tourism Destinations in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.

Europe Day: Digital cultural heritage webinar

To mark Europe Day 2020, the Ministers for Culture from Cyprus and Malta, along with the Commission, are presenting a webinar dedicated to digital cultural heritage. 

Cultural heritage as a catalyst for the future of Europe - webinar

Europe Day 2020 will be marked by a special webinar on how cultural heritage can be a powerful catalyst for the future of Europe.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Consultation: Digital access to European cultural heritage

The European Commission has launched a new consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage. The public consultation invites all stakeholders and other interested people to offer feedback on the Recommendation of 2011 on digitising cultural material and digital preservation.

National contact tracing apps to safely share data when users travel in EU

A set of technical specifications has been agreed by Member States, meaning that national contact tracing apps will be able to safely share information when users travel in the EU.

Re-open EU: new platform to restart tourism sector & free movement

The European Commission has launched 'Re-open EU', a new web platform designed to facilitate the safe relaunch of free movement and tourism across Europe. 

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

Key messages from the WG meeting ‘Rebuilding the tourism sector after the COVID-19 crisis’

On 26th May, the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Working Group hosted a webinar on the European tourism sector in the post-COVID-19 crisis context, aimed at exchanging views and regional best practices for recovery strategies, providing members with information on the tools and policies that are being developed by the European Commission, and discussing joint actions coordinated by European networks to raise awareness and increased support for the sector.

Recovery for the European tourism sector from the COVID-19 crisis - statement

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, has issued a statement on the European Commission’s guidance on how to safely resume travel and reboot Europe’s tourism in 2020 and beyond.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Consultation: Digital access to European cultural heritage

The European Commission has launched a new consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage. The public consultation invites all stakeholders and other interested people to offer feedback on the Recommendation of 2011 on digitising cultural material and digital preservation.

  • By Hilary Webb

Get involved in ETC & EURONEWS' 'We are Europe' campaign

ETC and Euronews have created and launched a new campaign that aims to inspire people to get ready to travel in Europe again as lockdown restrictions are slowly eased.

  • By Hilary Webb

National contact tracing apps to safely share data when users travel in EU

A set of technical specifications has been agreed by Member States, meaning that national contact tracing apps will be able to safely share information when users travel in the EU.

  • By Hilary Webb

Re-open EU: new platform to restart tourism sector & free movement

The European Commission has launched 'Re-open EU', a new web platform designed to facilitate the safe relaunch of free movement and tourism across Europe. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Provide a regional example for the Spring AGM Policy Debate

Can your region be an example of how the COVID-19 recovery has shifted priorities, putting the green transition and research and innovation at the core of your strategy? We encourage you to get in touch with us as we are looking for regional cases to feed into the policy debate.