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.

Work Plan
WORKING GROUP LEADER
Gino Cormons
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Pieter Jasperse
REWIN West Brabant
Gustavo Martinie
Generalitat Valenciana
Francisco Vigalondo
Aragón Exterior
Daniel Wentzlaff
Saxony-Anhalt

Last Working Group Meeting

Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU, Rue du Commerce 44, 1000 Bruxelles
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...
Neth-ER, Rue d'Arlon 22, 1050 Bruxelles
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.  
latest presentation & Posts

Seminar: Tourism in Transition

Currently, Europe holds over 40% of the total market share of tourism. This accounts for 10.3% of
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Networking as a lever for cultural development for cities

Policies for the enhancement of Culture and Cultural Heritage in European Cities have some common
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

ILUCIDARE evening and networking event

You are kindly invited to join the project consortium at an evening event to celebrate the start of
Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Showcase Conference on Tourism

The European Commission is organising a Showcase Conference on Tourism that will take place in
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage

Are you curious to know how innovation in cultural heritage is promoted across borders and
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Towards sustainable maritime and coastal tourism communities

Although maritime and coastal (M&C) tourism in the Mediterranean basin, which is the world’s
Thursday, November 08, 2018

Collaborative Economy: Opportunities, Challenges, policies

The Commission is organising a high-level conference on the collaborative economy on 11 October in
Thursday, October 11, 2018

European Tourism Day

This year’s programme will evolve around the topic of “The Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy:
Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Foster resilience of the tourism industry through innovative value chain

In the framework of the 2nd Industry Day of the European Commission, ERRIN is organising a panel
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Dark Side of Mass Tourism: what should the industry do with the impact of mass tourism?

On Wednesday 11th October, the event The Dark Side of Mass Tourism: what should the industry do
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A European strategy to enhance the competitiveness of the tourism industry, a key driver for job creation - High level Conference

The event will be opened by European Parliament President Tajani, European Commission President
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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