NECSTouR Thematic Conference 2016

"Synergies between Tourism and Cultural Heritage for Growth and Jobs In the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018"



Green Week 2018 — Call for partner events


The dates are now set for EU Green Week 2018, Europe’s leading environment event. From 21 May to 25 May 2018, EU Green Week will take place in Brussels and across Europe. The theme for this year is Green Cities for a Greener Future

Committee of the Regions presents "European Citizens Travel Card" to EU Tourism Ministers


Mr. Hanspeter Wagner, rapporteur on tourism for the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), attended the informal Council of EU Tourism Ministers.

At the meeting in Sofia on 13 February, he called for better coverage of tourism in the EU budget and for a "European Citizens Travel Card".

Digital Single Market: Mid-term review


At its Plenary Session of 31 January - 01 February 2018, the European Committee of the Regions adopted an Opinion on the "Digital Single Market: Mid-term review".

The rapporteur for this opinion was Alin-Adrian NICA (RO-EPP), Mayor of Dudeștii Noi.

The full text of the opinion is available in all language versions here.


Study on the impact of taxes on the competitiveness of European tourism with EU tourism tax tool

Jan 26, 2018


Author: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)

Taxation can influence the number of travellers and the amount of tourist products and services consumed. It may also have other induced and catalytic effects in related sectors.

While taxation in tourism falls under the competences of EU countries, it is important to showcase its impact on the competitiveness and employment in the sector. The study on taxes and competitiveness in European tourism offers:

Indicators Work Programme 2018

Dear NECSTouR Indicators Working group,

We are pleased to share the work programme we propose for this year, as a result of our discussion we had during the last working group meeting held at the end of 2017.

This ambitious programme is only feasible thanks to your participation. Therefore we encourage you to participate in our joint actions and are at your disposal to listen to your suggestions and contributions.

NECSTouR participates to the Intergroup meeting organised by MEP Tapardel


MEP Tapardel organized an intergroup meeting to gather the EU tourism stakeholder in order to share priorities and in view of preparing a joint agenda for 2018.

Dates and Messages to retain:

Info Day- 2018 Open Days “For a strong EU cohesion policy beyond 2020”, organised by the CoR


NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat followed for you the Info Day for the preparation of the Open Days, yearly organised by the CoR. This year 2018 edition will be entitled: “For a strong EU cohesion policy beyond 2020”

NECSTouR presents an Action Plan proposal on the EU Citizens Travel Card at the Committee of the Regions


The co-leader of the Smart Destination Working Group, Françoise Guaspare, Île-de-France Europa, was invited to participate to the NAT Commission of the Committee of the Regions last Monday 22 January 2018.

Mrs. Guaspare presented NECSTouR draft proposal for an Action Plan on who a group of NECSTouR pilot regions could implement the initiative launched by the CoR, named “the Eu Citizens Travel Card”


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