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

Next Working Group

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...

Last Working Group Meeting

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.  

Cultural Heritage: project and cooperation opportunities

Tuesday, 27 November, 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00
Free Hanseatic City of Bremen Representation to the European Union, Avenue Palmerston 22, 1000 Brussels
This meeting will be a follow-up of the cultural heritage event “The Road from War to Peace, More Democracy and European Integration. War Architecture, Sites and Memories as Part of European Heritage and History” that the Opening Science Working Group organised on 3rd July at the House of European History. The aim of this meeting is to wrap up the input and the ideas obtained during the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and look into the future. The intention is to explore opportunities...
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

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Showcase Conference on Tourism

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

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Thursday, November 08, 2018

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European Tourism Day

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

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REVAB Final Conference

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Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit - Workshop in Barcelona

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EU-China Tourism Year Parliamentary Day

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

‘Addis Ababa’ Entreps Awards and #5Gcitizens 2018

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Monday, June 18, 2018

The European Industry Day´s Local Event on Tourism: "Investing in the European Tourism of Tomorrow"

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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