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

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'.

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. 

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

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.

Consultation on digital technologies for the cultural heritage sector

The Commission has launched a consultation on the opportunities digital technological tools can provide to the cultural heritage sector.

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.

Latest Updates

  • 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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Call for regional speaker for tourism session at EWRC

In view of the 18th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities, DG GROW has reached out to ERRIN to propose a regional speaker for an online session titled 'Tourism – towards a recovery and growth path' taking place in October 2020.

  • By Honorine Schwarz

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.

  • By Aliki Varella

Call for Papers - Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites

The conference is dedicated to the exploration of current practices in the use of emerging and interactive technologies such as augmented, mixed or virtual reality, holographic models, 3D models, artificial intelligence, sensors, and gamification in museums and heritage sites.