In light of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH 2018), NECSTouR - the Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism - and the Catalan Government organised the Workshop “Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit”, launching a Pan-European Dialogue on Tourism to find a balance between Culture, Society and Businesses for a Sustainable Tourism.
The event gathered around 350 participants form the cultural and the tourism private and public stakeholders, leading experts, and citizens representatives from 12 different European Countries, from local to international level and generated a social dialogue between them.
At the end of the day, the Barcelona Declaration on Tourism and Cultural Heritage has been presented: it summarises all the main principles and actions agreed during the day and represents a clear commitment in order to ensure the sustainability of cultural heritage and its territory and destination and to generate a beneficial balance between the culture, the host community and the tourists.
Through the outcomes of that workshop, NECSTouR members will pursue on contributing to the implementation of a Sustainable Tourism Policy around Europe and will tackle those Sustainable Development Goals related with Tourism and which are part of the Agenda 2030 by the United Nations.
For more information, check the event's website!