Cultural Tourism


The Capitals of Culture


14.00-16.50, 31 January 2017
European Parliament (Room: ASP 3H1), Brussels

"The Capitals of Culture: synergies between local, national and European policies to promote economic growth"


The initiative aims at highlighting the social, cultural and economic impact for the cities that obtain the recognition of “Capitals of culture”.
Moreover it intends to stress the added value of synergies between the European, national and local policies in this field to stimulate economic growth and jobs.

ECTN Workshop " Sustainable Cultural Tourism, European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and beyond"

European Cultural Tourism Network organised a Special Workshop with the theme:

Sustainable Cultural Tourism, European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and beyond
30 November 2016, 09:30-13:00
the day after European Tourism Day event in Brussels

Venue: EU Info Centre on Rond Point Schuman, Rue Archimède 1, Brussels

Purpose of the Workshop

6th Advisory Forum “Expanding the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: challenges and opportunities”


26 - 27 October 2016, Radisson Blu Hotel, Vilnius, Lithuania

Mr José Luis Maestro from the region of Galicia represented NECSTouR at this Forum, as responsible for the NECSTouR Working Group on Cultural Tourism and Cultural Sustainability.

The Power point of his presentation is available here below.

"Celebrating new UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe"

15 November 2016, 18.00-20.30 Parlamentarium, Brussels


The Permanent Secretariat of NECSTouR attended the event "Celebrating new UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe" of 15 November, organised by Mrs Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.


European Tourism Day 2016


29 November 2016, Brussels

The European Commission organised this 2016 edition of the European Tourism Day in Brussels on 29 November 2016 under the theme “Enhancing synergies between tourism and cultural and creative industries. Innovative solutions as the driver for jobs and growth”.

Turning hiking trails into successful Tourism Products

International Seminar

27 September, Barcelona


If you would like to hear and discuss about what it takes to develop successful rural tourism products based on hiking trails in your destination, this event was the right one. The Catalan Tourism Board organized this unique one day seminar together with its partners in the HikingEurope project, co-funded by the COSME programme of the European Union.


Patrick Torrent Presents the 6 NECSTouR Recommendations for the EU Joint Promotion in 2017

Nov 30, 2016


Patrick Torrents - President of NECStouR - intervened during the closing panel of the European Tourism Day 2016 and presented the 6 NECSTouR recommendations for "Joint Promotion of Tourism and Cultural and Creative Industries in third Countries" for 2017.

2017 will be a particular year, that the United Nations declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.




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