Tourism Policy


Policy Recommendations by the MED Sustainable Tourism Community

Jan 13, 2020

The MED Sustainable Tourism Community (the Community) is a transnational partnership of 18 sustainable tourism projects funded by the Interreg MED Programme. It aims to move towards sustainable coastal and maritime tourism by capitalising on project results and lessons learned. Based on the experience gained in the field implementing these projects, the Community aims to provide Euro-Mediterranean authorities and other stakeholders with strategic guidance on how to move towards sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean.


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.


Internal Notes

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.

A Workshop in Brussels Between Ecorys and Digitalisation and Safety in Tourism Partners on Smart Tourism Policies

The workshop was included in a two-days partnership meeting in Brussels of the “Digitalisation and Safety in Tourism” S3 Platform.

The objective of the workshop was to have the regions input on the “Study on the Contribution of Tourism to Local and Regional Development”. A study conducted by Ecorys on behalf of the European Commission to provide an overview of how and to what extent tourism activities have been supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in the period 2012-2018.

Breton Approved to Become the New Internal Market Commissioner

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2019/629210/IPOL_BRI(2019)629210_EN.pdfThe hearings for the candidates for the commissioner for the Internal Market and the commissioner for Mobility and Transport were scheduled yesterday before the European parliament. Both were approved by the MEPs. Tourism is present in both portfolio.


PM4SD European Summer School


Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism is a High Level European Summer School to address one of the most important themes in the tourism industry: how to improve sustainable tourism projects success and monitor the benefits of funded initiatives.

European Tourism Day 2017


28 November 2017, Brussels.

This year’s programme will evolve around the topic of The future of EU Tourism”.