Policy Brief: Digital Solutions in the Field of Cultural Heritage

Mar 01, 2019


The objective of this policy brief is to describe the different opportunities created through digital technologies for the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage. The document provides a brief overview of the EU policy documents addressingdigitisation of cultural heritage and presents inspiring good practices stemming from the Interreg Europe projects.Digital solutions are also applied inthe field ofnatural heritage,but the focus of this policy brief is on cultural heritage.


European Travel Commission Quarterly Report (Q4/2018)

Mar 01, 2019


According to the European Travel Commission's latest report "European Tourism -Trends & Prospects 2018", Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with a 6% upswing in international tourist arrivals in 2018 compared to the  previous year. This growth continues despite ongoing trade tensions, uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the economic slowdown in the Eurozone and China.

World Travel & Tourism Council Report 2019: "Travel and Tourism, Generating Jobs for Youth"

Feb 28, 2019



• Travel & Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors across the world, providing opportunities for skilled and unskilled labour as well as for other groups who may have difficulty in finding employment.

• In many countries, youth employment (15-24) in Travel & Tourism is significantly higher than for the overall economy.

• Canada is a leader in Travel & Tourism’s youth employment, with youth making up one third of all Travel & Tourism jobs, but only just over one in eight of all jobs in the economy.

Research for TRAN Committee - Overtourism: Impact and possible policy responses

Jan 29, 2019



This study addresses the complex phenomenon of overtourism in the EU. By focusing on a set of case studies, the study reports on overtourism indicators, discusses management approaches implemented within different destinations and assesses policy responses. It concludes that a common set of indicators cannot be defined because of the complex causes and effects of overtourism. Avoiding overtourism requires custom-made policies in cooperation between destinations' stakeholders and policymakers.