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 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 WG

Bridging the skills gap in Cultural Heritage

Teresa Vio

Our upcoming meeting will focus on the Blueprint for Sectoral Skills on Cultural Heritage. The call, recently launched by the European Commission, represents a great opportunity for members that have

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

WG Events

WG Events

Time Machine CSA Final Conference

The Time Machine CSA final conference will focus on the output of the one-year CSA project. Discussing the strategies, goals and next steps in the digitization of cultural heritage.  The afternoon event will include a session on current Local Time Machines, which will serve as examples of what can be achieved through such schemes.  Please find more information and details of how to register here. 

Briefing session: "Peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions"

Regional experts in the field of Cultural Heritage have a unique opportunity to learn from their peers and exchange best practices!   ERRIN is part of the successful consortium, led by EUROCITIES, who will implement the "Peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions" on behalf of the European Commission.   The peer-learning scheme comprises 3 tasks: Identification of good practices (30) and creation of a catalogue Organisation of peer-learning visits (12) Analysis and dissemination   The aim is to support peer-learning activities for local and regional experts on…

Bridging the skills gap in Cultural Heritage

Our upcoming meeting will focus on the Blueprint for Sectoral Skills on Cultural Heritage. The call, recently launched by the European Commission, represents a great opportunity for members that have Cultural Heritage as part of their innovation priorities or are involved in actions dedicated to skills development. In order to identify the most relevant aspects of the call and receive strategic inputs on how to prepare a successful proposal, the call will be presented by DG EAC Policy Officer Erminia Sciacchitano. To investigate what it means to work on a Blueprint for Sectoral Skills, we…

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…

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…

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…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital

What do we want? - Main task   We want to explore new ways to disseminate European world heritage through innovative digital technology. Our goal is to create extraordinary experiences for the public, and to solve key challenges for the participating World Heritage Sites.  With central issues in the dissemination work as a starting point, we will create workshops with broad interdisciplinary and European participation tailored to each world heritage site. The workshops will work on how to meet the challenges the individual place has with the combination of creative eagerness and new…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Time Machine CSA Final Conference

The CSA Time Machine final conference will take place in Brussels on Monday 17th February 2020 and will offer insight into the digitization of cultural heritage.

  • By Johanna Bond

Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital

We are looking for a partner for the Creative Europe call: Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital. We want to explore new ways to disseminate European world heritage through innovative digital technology. Our goal is to create extraordinary experiences for the public, and to solve key challenges for the participating World Heritage Sites.  

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Briefing session: "Peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions"

ERRIN is hosting an information session to present its involvement in the 'peer learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions' initiative.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

'Evidence informed policymaking' training course by JRC

A 2-day training course is organised on “Evidence informed policymaking” which will aim to introduce participants to useful tools, train them to navigate between different types of evidence and research methods, and reflect on how to deal with the many challenges of evidence-informed policymaking. ERRIN has been invited to nominate up to 3 candidates.

  • By Aliki Varella

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

The RISE IMET International Conference on Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on June 3-5th 2020. The conference is organized by the Research Centre on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging Technologies (RISE).

  • By Teresa Vio

Bridging the skills gap in Cultural Heritage

Our upcoming meeting will focus on the Blueprint for Sectoral Skills on Cultural Heritage. The call, recently launched by the European Commission, represents a great opportunity for members that have Cultural Heritage as part of their innovation priorities or are involved in actions dedicated to skills development.