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

Tourism

The Tourism Working Group is focused on exploring links and opportunities with creative and cultural industries (e.g. via the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation, film industry as a tool to integrate tourism itineraries and products), cultural tourism and heritage, clusters, sharing economy from regional authorities point of view and on providing early information to members on tourism policy future strands, strategic objectives with financial tools, inter-regional joint activities, EU calls. Deployment of research and innovation results in the tourism sector, conducted within EU programmes

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Tourism

Tourism WG in transition - planning meeting

Hilary Webb

We are happy to inform our members that the Tourism working group is evolving! While Tourism continues to represent a key priority for regions, we want to ensure that our activities can give Cultural

Tourism WG

Green Week partner event: From policy to practice: knowledge-building for innovative and sustainable tourism in regions

Anonymous

Tourism is the fourth largest economic activity globally and it is among the fastest-growing economic sectors. But tourism growth comes at a cost. It is the fifth largest polluting industry. There is

WG Events

WG Events

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ILUCIDARE Playground - Cracking the future of heritage

Explore the multifaceted contribution heritage makes to sustainable and inclusive societies to tackle societal challenges through innovation and to engage in multicultural dialogue. The ILUCIDARE Playground creates a unique space for those unconventional encounters sparking discussion, networking, international exchanges and innovation. Empowering heritage professionals, researchers, innovators, policy makers, activists and volunteers in their innovative and collaboration practices, the event also ambitions to make a contribution to aligning international and EU actions for heritage and…

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Tourism WG in transition - planning meeting

We are happy to inform our members that the Tourism working group is evolving! While Tourism continues to represent a key priority for regions, we want to ensure that our activities can give Cultural Heritage its deserved relevance as a rich and transversal theme affecting urban development, social innovation, regional and local communities and many other areas covered by regional policies. Moreover, we want to build on the outcomes of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, which has brought to surface many interesting projects and opportunities for cooperation and growth for members all…

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ILUCIDARE evening and networking event

You are kindly invited to join the project consortium at an evening event to celebrate the start of ILUCIDARE, a large-scale project dedicated to cultural heritage-led innovation and diplomacy. The event will be followed by a networking reception. ILUCIDARE is a three-year project supported by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union to promote and leverage cultural heritage-led innovation and diplomacy thanks to an international community of practitioners in Europe and beyond. The project will enable the exchanges of best practices, knowledge transfer, skills development…

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Green Week partner event: From policy to practice: knowledge-building for innovative and sustainable tourism in regions

Tourism is the fourth largest economic activity globally and it is among the fastest-growing economic sectors. But tourism growth comes at a cost. It is the fifth largest polluting industry. There is a need for a paradigm change from mass to environmentally conscious and sustainable tourism in natural and protected areas. At the heart of this transition lie: policy, technological and non-technological innovation, and measures bringing about behavioural change in tourists. The interactive session organised by the ERRIN Tourism WG will focus on these three components. After the institutional…

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Tourism - a key driver for socio-‎economic progress

Tourism plays an important role in the EU because of its economic and employment potential, as well as its social and environmental implications. According to the European Commission, tourism is the third largest socio-economic activity in the EU, after the trade and construction sectors.   EURACTIV invites you to this workshop to explore new challenges and opportunities for EU tourism and how it can contribute further to the EU’s socio-economic success in the coming decades.   Confirmed panellists: Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism, Greece  Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director General, DG…

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Tourism WG Meeting | Exploiting regional and local assets: cultural tourism and experience economy

The main theme for 2019 will be Smart Tourism Destinations; within that, the WG meeting will be devoted to Regional and Local Assets, Cultural Tourism and Experience Economy. We would like to inspire you for your various regional and/or interregional collaboration proposals. For this reason, we encourage you at each meeting to pitch-present your related project ideas, in order to exchange views and find partners.  

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Competition launch: European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020

The European Commission is launching a new competition to award the title of European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020 to 2 European cities with the smartest, most innovative and inclusive approaches to their tourism development. The deadline for applications from EU cities is 10 May 2019 at 18:00 CET.  The European Capital of Smart Tourism is an EU initiative which recognises outstanding achievements by European cities as tourism destinations in four categories: sustainability, accessibility, digitalisation as well as cultural heritage and creativity. It aims to promote smart tourism in the EU…

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15th UNWTO Awards - Call for applications (deadline: 31 October)

The UNWTO Awards aim to acknowledge the contribution of institutions - public, private or NGOs - to competitive and sustainable tourism development at the local, national, regional and international levels. The contribution of the awardees is in line with the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the principles and Sustainable Development Goals. IMPORTANT NOTES: Make sure to have all mandatory documents ready for upload before submitting your application as it is not possible to save your application. Deadline for applications is 31 October 2018 (23:59 Central European Time) For further…

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Call for partners - Urban Agenda for the EU

The Bulgarian Presidency of the European Union has launched a Call for expressions of interest to gather local authorities' experts (including regions) interested in becoming members of the following two new Partnerships within the Urban Agenda for the EU: 1. Security in public spaces. 2. Culture and cultural heritage. These thematic Partnerships are key delivery mechanisms of the Urban Agenda for the EU and the duration of the activities is approximately 3 years. The profile of candidature sought is that of real experts on the specific topics concerned rather than generalists. Participation…

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Competition launch: European Capital of Smart Tourism

In line with a preparatory action proposed by the European Parliament, the European Commission is launching a competition to award the title of European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019 to 2 European cities with the most smart, innovative and inclusive approaches to their tourism development. This new initiative showcases and recognises outstanding achievements by EU destinations in the 4 areas of: sustainability, accessibility, digitalisation as well as cultural heritage and creativity. In addition to the 2 capitals, 4 European cities will receive thematic European smart tourism awards for…

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Apply for participating in Smart Tourism Misson in Mexico

ERRIN is involved in the ELAN project that aims at fostering innovative business relations between European and Latin American companies. There is now an opportunity for technology-based companies with a focus on tourism to apply to attend a smart tourism mission in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, April 15-18. The organizations participating in this mission will have personalised agendas that will be prepared according to the interests shown by them. Participants in this mission will have the opportunity to network with companies from the tourism sector from more than 60 countries and will be able…

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Hiking Europe Network

Hiking Europe project is looking for the regions/organisations  who wants to join the Network. Hiking Europe project’s main objective is to promote a transational network of rural touristic routes structured in several hiking itineraries across Europe. The partnership gathers 8 members from 6 different EU countries: Spain (Catalonia), Italy (Emilia- Romagna), Croatia (Dubrovnik-Neretva), Ireland (Donegal), Austria and Germany. In total, this represents 1.170 km of hiking routes in 4 different EU countries. This differentiation will allow the development of tourism at a territorial level,…

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ILUCIDARE Playground - Cracking the future of heritage

Explore the multifaceted contribution heritage makes to sustainable and inclusive societies to tackle societal challenges through innovation and to engage in multicultural dialogue. The ILUCIDARE Playground creates a unique space for those unconventional encounters sparking discussion, networking, international exchanges and innovation.

Tourism WG in transition - planning meeting

We are happy to inform our members that the Tourism working group is evolving! While Tourism continues to represent a key priority for regions, we want to ensure that our activities can give Cultural Heritage its deserved relevance as a rich and transversal theme affecting urban development, social innovation, regional and local communities and many other areas covered by regional policies.

Tourism WG Meeting | Exploiting regional and local assets: cultural tourism and experience economy

The main theme for 2019 will be Smart Tourism Destinations; within that, the WG meeting will be devoted to Regional and Local Assets, Cultural Tourism and Experience Economy. We would like to inspire you for your various regional and/or interregional collaboration proposals.

Green Week partner event: From policy to practice: knowledge-building for innovative and sustainable tourism in regions

Tourism is the fourth largest economic activity globally and it is among the fastest-growing economic sectors. But tourism growth comes at a cost. It is the fifth largest polluting industry. There is a need for a paradigm change from mass to environmentally conscious and sustainable tourism in natural and protected areas.

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  • Tourism

Hiking Europe Network

Hiking Europe project is looking for the regions/organisations  who wants to join the Network. Hiking Europe project’s main objective is to promote a transational network of rural touristic routes structured in several hiking itineraries across Europe.

Tourism - a key driver for socio-‎economic progress

Tourism plays an important role in the EU because of its economic and employment potential, as well as its social and environmental implications.