Tourism Change Working Group

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Tourism Working Group.

Tourism WG Leader

Leader

Pieter Jasperse

REWIN West Brabant

Francisco Vigalondo

Leader

Francisco Vigalondo

Aragón Exterior

Mariachiara Esposito

Mariachiara Esposito

Tuscany Region

Martina Hilger

Martina Hilger

Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Tourism

The Cultural Heritage and Tourism Working Group focuses on investigating R&I-related measures to mitigate the environmental and social impact of touristic flows and encourage the transition towards sustainable tourism and cultural policies and practices; it supports ERRIN members in the uptake of digitalisation and the development of skills and competences in the Cultural Heritage and Tourism sectors. Finally, the Working Group aims at providing early information to members on cultural heritage and tourism policy future strands, financial tools, inter-regional joint activities, EU calls.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

Digitising Cultural Heritage

Digitising Cultural Heritage

Agnieszka Wieczorek

We are happy to invite you to a joint meeting organised by ICT and Tourism & Cultural Heritage Working Groups. This meeting will focus on digitising European cultural heritage and will include a

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Tourism WG

Bridging the skills gap in Cultural Heritage

Teresa Vio

Our upcoming meeting will focus on the Blueprint for Sectoral Skills on Cultural Heritage. The call, recently launched by the European Commission, represents a great opportunity for members that have

Tourism

Tourism WG in transition - planning meeting

Hilary Webb

We are happy to inform our members that the Tourism working group is evolving! While Tourism continues to represent a key priority for regions, we want to ensure that our activities can give Cultural

WG Events

WG Events

European Tourism Day 2020

Over 400 participants are expected to gather at this year's European Tourism Day. The annual event will this year focus on tourism and EU climate and sustainable development goals under the theme 'European tourism - leading to a greener future'.  EU, national and regional level representatives, industry, academics and other relevant stakeholders will be able to attend the event, which will also host the awards ceremony for the 2019 EDEN - European Destinations of Excellence awards.  The date has been announced as 5th May 2020, more information will follow. 

Digitising Cultural Heritage

We are happy to invite you to a joint meeting organised by ICT and Tourism & Cultural Heritage Working Groups. This meeting will focus on digitising European cultural heritage and will include a presentation of Time Machine project which aims to develop distributed digital information system mapping the European social, cultural and geographical evolution across times. Also, some local time machines will be presented and discussed. A presentation by the European Commission on the opportunities and synergies in cultural heritage and digitisation will follow.   Please find the agenda…

Information webinar on Cultural Heritage in Action project

Cultural Heritage in Action is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage  of the European Commission. The project shall empower cities and regions to strengthen their cultural heritage policies and initiatives as well as develop innovative solutions to preserve cultural heritage assets. ERRIN is one of the partners in this project led by EUROCITIES. If you want to know more about this initiative, click here. Within the project we will produce a catalogue of 30 good practices from EU cities, regions, urban, non-urban and rural areas that are innovative,…

Time Machine CSA Final Conference

The Time Machine CSA final conference will focus on the output of the one-year CSA project. Discussing the strategies, goals and next steps in the digitization of cultural heritage.  The afternoon event will include a session on current Local Time Machines, which will serve as examples of what can be achieved through such schemes.  Please find more information and details of how to register here. 

Briefing session: "Peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions"

Regional experts in the field of Cultural Heritage have a unique opportunity to learn from their peers and exchange best practices!   ERRIN is part of the successful consortium, led by EUROCITIES, who will implement the "Peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions" on behalf of the European Commission.   The peer-learning scheme comprises 3 tasks: Identification of good practices (30) and creation of a catalogue Organisation of peer-learning visits (12) Analysis and dissemination   The aim is to support peer-learning activities for local and regional experts on…

Bridging the skills gap in Cultural Heritage

Our upcoming meeting will focus on the Blueprint for Sectoral Skills on Cultural Heritage. The call, recently launched by the European Commission, represents a great opportunity for members that have Cultural Heritage as part of their innovation priorities or are involved in actions dedicated to skills development. In order to identify the most relevant aspects of the call and receive strategic inputs on how to prepare a successful proposal, the call will be presented by DG EAC Policy Officer Erminia Sciacchitano. To investigate what it means to work on a Blueprint for Sectoral Skills, we…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Cultural Heritage in Action launch

We are thrilled to launch Cultural Heritage in Action, a peer-learning programme for local and regional policymakers to exchange knowledge on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive reuse and quality of interventions.   Cultural Heritage in Action shall empower cities and regions to strengthen their cultural heritage policies and initiatives and to develop innovative solutions to preserve cultural heritage assets. It is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage. Our consortium led by EUROCITIES with KEA, ERRIN, Europa Nostra…

Showcase your innovative practices in the field of Cultural Heritage and benefit from the peer-learning scheme funded under the Creative Europe programme

ERRIN is part of the successful consortium, led by EUROCITIES, working on the peer-learning scheme on Cultural Heritage for cities and regions. Last week an exclusive briefing session was organised for the Design & Creativity and Tourism WG members, during which Julie Herve, Senior Policy Advisor of EUROCITIES, presented and discussed the ‘Cultural Heritage in Action – Sharing Innovative Solutions for Cities and Regions’ project. In a couple of weeks, local and regional authorities will have the opportunity to showcase their policies, projects, events or structures that they have…

Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital

What do we want? - Main task   We want to explore new ways to disseminate European world heritage through innovative digital technology. Our goal is to create extraordinary experiences for the public, and to solve key challenges for the participating World Heritage Sites.  With central issues in the dissemination work as a starting point, we will create workshops with broad interdisciplinary and European participation tailored to each world heritage site. The workshops will work on how to meet the challenges the individual place has with the combination of creative eagerness and new…

Competition launch: European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020

The European Commission is launching a new competition to award the title of European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020 to 2 European cities with the smartest, most innovative and inclusive approaches to their tourism development. The deadline for applications from EU cities is 10 May 2019 at 18:00 CET.  The European Capital of Smart Tourism is an EU initiative which recognises outstanding achievements by European cities as tourism destinations in four categories: sustainability, accessibility, digitalisation as well as cultural heritage and creativity. It aims to promote smart tourism in the EU…

15th UNWTO Awards - Call for applications (deadline: 31 October)

The UNWTO Awards aim to acknowledge the contribution of institutions - public, private or NGOs - to competitive and sustainable tourism development at the local, national, regional and international levels. The contribution of the awardees is in line with the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the principles and Sustainable Development Goals. IMPORTANT NOTES: Make sure to have all mandatory documents ready for upload before submitting your application as it is not possible to save your application. Deadline for applications is 31 October 2018 (23:59 Central European Time) For further…

Call for partners - Urban Agenda for the EU

The Bulgarian Presidency of the European Union has launched a Call for expressions of interest to gather local authorities' experts (including regions) interested in becoming members of the following two new Partnerships within the Urban Agenda for the EU: 1. Security in public spaces. 2. Culture and cultural heritage. These thematic Partnerships are key delivery mechanisms of the Urban Agenda for the EU and the duration of the activities is approximately 3 years. The profile of candidature sought is that of real experts on the specific topics concerned rather than generalists. Participation…

Latest Updates

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Cultural Heritage in Action launch

We are thrilled to launch Cultural Heritage in Action, a peer-learning programme for local and regional policymakers to exchange knowledge on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive reuse and quality of interventions.

  • By Hilary Webb

Showcase your innovative practices in the field of Cultural Heritage and benefit from the peer-learning scheme funded under the Creative Europe programme

In the coming weeks, local and regional authorities will have a chance to showcase their policies, projects, events and structures that they have developed in the field of cultural heritage.

  • By Johanna Bond

Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital

We are looking for a partner for the Creative Europe call: Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital. We want to explore new ways to disseminate European world heritage through innovative digital technology. Our goal is to create extraordinary experiences for the public, and to solve key challenges for the participating World Heritage Sites.  

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

'Evidence informed policymaking' training course by JRC

A 2-day training course is organised on “Evidence informed policymaking” which will aim to introduce participants to useful tools, train them to navigate between different types of evidence and research methods, and reflect on how to deal with the many challenges of evidence-informed policymaking. ERRIN has been invited to nominate up to 3 candidates.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Are you interested in developing innovative approaches to regional development via cultural tourism?

ERRIN is pooling the interest of Pilot / Mirror Regions for a Horizon 2020 project on cultural tourism.

  • By Aliki Varella

Call for Papers - Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites

The RISE IMET International Conference on Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on June 3-5th 2020. The conference is organized by the Research Centre on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging Technologies (RISE).