Dialogue with EU Institutions


Croatian Presidency of the EU Prioritises Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, in Line with the NECSTouR Vision

Jan 06, 2020

From the 1st of January to the 30th of June 2020, Croatia is taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for its first time. NECSTouR strongly salutes the inclusion of tourism in the Croatian program as a challenge for both sustainability and competitiveness.


NECSTouR Best Practices Protagonist at the European Tourism Forum 2019

Oct 10, 2019


The experiences of Gothenburg and Málaga awarded as the 2019 European Capitals of Smart Tourism and the Andalusia Lab are some of the best practices from the NECSTouR destinations which has been highlighted with the occasion of the 18th European Tourism Forum who was held on the 9-10 October in Helsinki under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the European Union.


A new Intern from Galicia to Support the NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat

Oct 05, 2019


My name is Paloma, I come from Spain and I will be collaborating with NECSTouR and Fundation Galicia Europa as a trainee until the end of the year.

I came to Brussels through a scholarship obtained thanks to the Axencia de Turismo de Galicia, depending on the regional Government of the Xunta de Galicia.


NECSTouR Calls the European Tourism Sector for a Behavioural Change Towards Sustainability

Sep 24, 2019


On the occasion of the NECSTouR Conference "Driving Sustainable Destinations Change Through Trans-Regional Cooperation", NECSTouR launched a call for action addressed to all the European Institutions, destinations and tourism stakeholders claiming for a joint effort to achieve a behavioral change towards European Sustainable Destinations.



NECSTouR Offers its Reflections on how to Balance Sustainability and Competitiveness in the European Tourism of Today

Jun 27, 2019


NECSTouR Vice-President, Mr Jan Korthoudt - Director of Tourism at the Government of Flanders – has been invited to give the NECSTouR perspective on Competitive and Sustainable Tourism on the occasion of the Seminar “Tourism in Transition” organised on the 27th of June by the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU in Brussels.


The aim of the event was to explore the realities of the tourism industry within a global context and the current and foreseeable challenges together with the possible opportunities.


Internal Notes

Members' Consultation: Integrate your priorities in the EU CoR Opinion on Sustainable Tourism


The NAT Commission (on Natural Resources and Tourism) of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an own initiative opinion to support the CoR in adopting a position on a particular issue of interest, in this case, related to: "Towards a more Sustainable Tourism for EU Cities and Regions."

Von Der Leyen Commission voted in: NECSTouR wishes a highly successful mandate and is ready to collaborate

As the European Parliament voted last week to approve Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission and already took office on the 2nd of December, it is now official: this is the List of Commissioners that will lead the implementation of the new European Priorities. NECSTouR expectations are focused around the recognition of Tourism as a driver of sustainable growth and a crucial element in the success of the European Green Deal.

Focus on Intergroups on the European Parliament

Ursula von der Leyen new commission is taking office on December 1st. As commissioners start naming their staff, the focus is now on the intergroups of the European Parliament, soon to be voted by political groups.

Ask your MEPs to support and vote for the Sustainable Tourism Intergroup.

Research for TRAN Committee "European Tourism: Recent Developments and Future Challenges": Insights and NECSTouR Contribution


Last October 24th the Think Tank of the European Parliament published on request of the TRAN – Transport and Tourism - Committee a study on, the recent developments and future challenges of European Tourism. NECSTouR members widely contributed on its main findings.

Read the Study


Key findings

Highlights from the European Tourism Forum 2019


The 18th European Tourism Forum was held in Helsinki under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the European Union.