Network of European Regions for a Competitive and Sustainable Tourism

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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

8

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Network of European Regions for a Competitive and Sustainable Tourism   (NECSTouR)

    EU Transparency Register

    862709022846-11 First registered on 29 Jul 2016

    Goals / Remit

    Regions play a fundamental role in the development and support of sustainable and competitive tourism policies. They represent the most strategic institutional level for programming, orienting and sustaining tourism development processes liaising the EU and its Member States with the local destinations.

    NECSTouR represents 40 Regional Authorities (NUTS I and II) and 30 associated members (Universities, Research Institutes, Representatives of the Tourism Enterprises and of the Sustainable Tourism Associations) from 20 European Countries, committed to the implementation of the “European Agenda for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism”, promoted by the European Commission in its Communication (COM (2007) 0621 – 19-10-2007). Furthermore, in the 2010 Communication “Europe, the world's No 1 tourist destination – a new political framework for tourism in Europe” (COM(2010) 352 - 30.6.2010) the European Commission cites NECSTouR as a stakeholder invited to cooperate in the formulat (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    NECSTouR has been contributing to the implementation of the European Tourism Policy since its origin in 2007 by participating, in almost all the 21 actions of the Communication “Europe, the world's No 1 tourist destination – a new political framework for tourism in Europe” (COM (2010) 352). NECSTouR has put its knowledge at the different Tourism Unit(s) DG ENTER (previously) and DG GROWTH (currently) under disposal by sharing the first NECSTouR good practices catalogue on “Implemented Actions in the Priorities Identified by the European Commission” and in specific fields such as NECSTouR Position Paper “NECSTouR Reflections on the European Tourism Indicators System” in 2013, NECSTouR Position Paper “NECSTouR Proposal regarding the upcoming Communication of the European Commission on the future European Strategy for Coastal and Maritime Tourism” in 2013 and NECSTouR opinion on the European Charter for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism and European Quality Label in 2012.

    In addition, NECSTouR submitted in the framework of the 2014 Consultation, launched by the European Commission former Directorate General Enterprise and Industry, the position paper “Towards the European Tourism of the future”. In 2015, NECSTouR contributed to the European tourism policy through its NECSTouR Position Paper “Priority Actions for EU Tourism 2015 – 2020” and its NECSTouR reflections 2on “EU Charter for a Sustainable and Responsible Tourism”.

    It bring its voice towards the European Parliament through: the NECSTouR Proposal for amendments on 2015 the “EP DRAFT REPORT on new challenges and concepts for the promotion of tourism in Europe (2014/2241(INI)) Committee on Transport and Tourism - Rapporteur: Isabella De Monte” and NECSTouR letter of support to the creation of the Tourism Intergroup on 2014.

    NECSTouR is a member of the European Tourism Networks working group, coordinated by the European Commission, DG GROW, Tourism Policy Unit. NECSTouR often cooperates with the European Commission Tourism Unit, and has good cooperation relation with other DGs such as Regio, EAC, Mare and R&I.

    NECSTouR has been cooperating with several Members of the European Parliament for the purpose of different initiatives and events and followed the works of the TRAN Committee in the last legislature.

    NECSTouR is part of the European Tourism Manifesto and is responsible for the sustainability pillar of the Steering Committee.

    NECSTouR has strong cooperation relationship with international and European organisations such as: UNWTO, ERRIN, CPMR, European Travel Commission, HOTREC, ETOA, European Institute of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, among others.

    NECSTouR strategy 2019-2021 is the Network's interregional cooperation strategy to deliver rapid solutions to the common destination challenges, such as the territory preservation, managing big data and stimulating talent as drivers for the sustainability and competitiveness of the territory.

    Smart destinations, Socio-cultural balance, Skills and talent, Safety and security and Statistics – the so called “NECSTouR Five “S” of the Sustainable Tourism of Tomorrow” - are the five pillars of the NECSTouR interregional strategy 2019-2021, aiming to turn territorial challenges into opportunities by delivering effective regional tourism policies, resulting from the Network’s knowledge exchange and its participation to European projects.

    Address

    Head Office
    Grasmarkt 61 5th floor
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Grasmarkt 61 5th floor
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    5

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%5

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 18 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Thomas GUILLOT 09 Nov 2019 09 Sep 2020
    Mr Jan Korthoudt 04 Sep 2019 01 Sep 2020
    Ms Cristina NUNEZ 04 Sep 2019 01 Sep 2020
    Mr Sandra DE PUIG 04 Sep 2019 01 Sep 2020
    Mr Tomaso Comazzi 04 Sep 2019 01 Sep 2020
    Mr Jan Korthoudt 31 Aug 2018 01 Sep 2019
    Ms Cristina NUNEZ 28 Aug 2018 01 Sep 2019
    Mr Sandra DE PUIG 28 Aug 2018 01 Sep 2019
    Mr Tomaso Comazzi 28 Aug 2018 01 Sep 2019
    Ms Marta DOMPER 28 Aug 2018 01 Sep 2019
    Ms Cristina NUNEZ 31 Aug 2017 23 Aug 2018
    Mr Sandra DE PUIG 31 Aug 2017 23 Aug 2018
    Mr Jan Korthoudt 11 Aug 2017 10 Aug 2018
    Mr Tomaso Comazzi 11 Aug 2017 10 Aug 2018
    Mr Sandra DE PUIG 13 Sep 2016 31 Aug 2017
    Mr Gergo Krucso 20 Oct 2016 21 Jul 2017
    Mr Jan Korthoudt 13 Sep 2016 11 Aug 2017
    Mr de Puig Sandra 13 Sep 2016 01 Nov 2016
    Ms Cristina NUNEZ 05 Sep 2016 31 Aug 2017
    Mr Tomaso Comazzi 23 Aug 2016 11 Aug 2017

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    UNWTO Affiliate Memember

    Member organisations

    http//www.necstour.eu/members

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    237,556€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Member's contribution, EU funding

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant European Commission 82,810€
    Grant Interreg, Interreg Med, Cosme, DG Regio 92,888€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    European Intergroup for Tourism and Culture
    European Task-Force for Tourism Recovery

    Communication activities

    EU co-funded projects:

    T4EST - Life Long Learning Programme 2012 -More information: http://www.necstour.eu/projects/pm4esd

    ODYSSEA - CIP programme in the framework of the call for proposal of Transnational Cooperation Projects on European Cultural Routes 2012 - More information: http://www.necstour.eu/projects/Odyssea-project

    NEZEH - Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme 2012 - More information: http://www.necstour.eu/projects/nezeh

    MITOMED - MED Programme 2014 - More information: http://www.necstour.eu/projects/mitomed

    "Mapping and Performance Check of the Supply Side of Tourism Education and Training” - More information: http://www.necstour.eu/projects/Mapping

    “Spirit Youth” – COSME 2015 -More information: http://www.necstour.eu/projects/spirith-youth

    MITOMED+ - MED 2017-2019. http://www.necstour.eu/projects/mitomed%2B

    CIVITAS DESTINATIONS - 2018. http://www.necstour.eu/projects/civitas-destinations

    Star Cities - INTERREG 2018 - 2022. https://necstour.eu/projects/star-cities

    Charm - COSME 2019-2021. https://necstour.eu/projects/charm

    INTERREG MED Sustainable Tourism Community 2019 - 2022. https://necstour.eu/projects/sustainable-tourism


    Main Positioning events:

    23 September: NECSTouR presented its Call for Action “Build the European Tourism Marshall Plan” at the workshop on Covid-19 recovery organised by the Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee of the European Parliament with travel and tourism stakeholders (UNWTO, WTTC, ETC and NECSTouR).

    12 October: NECSTouR and the members of its Executive Committee shared the Vision of European Regions for the Tourism of Tomorrow 2050 at the European Tourism Convention. Organised by Commissioner Breton to facilitate a dialogue on the sustainable recovery of tourism from the crisis related to the coronavirus.

    19 November: NECSTouR Secretariat presented the lessons learnt, regional cases and reflections of the touristic season at the OECD Policy Workshop on “Managing tourism development for a sustainable recovery: destination responses to COVID-19”.

    Events Organised by NECSTouR:

    Only in 2020, NECSTouR interveened/participated in 37 events and directly organised 9 events.

    "COVID-19 and EU Tourism Destinations" - March 27
    “Driving Behavioural Change Through Interregional Cooperation: Fostering Resilient Destinations Through Sustainability And Digitalisation” - May 14
    “Green, Digital and SDGs: Building the European Tourism Agenda 2050 for sustainable recovery” - June 15
    “Smart and Sustainable Mobility Measures in Tourist Destinations” - June 30
    "Tourism and Mobility: Sustainability, Innovation and Resilience" - July 9
    “Sustainable Tourism Products For Recovery And Twin Transition” - October 2
    "Next Generation EU: Sustainable and Resilient Regional Tourism Recovery" - December 14


    Documentation:

    NECSTouR calls for a Tourism Marshall Plan Towards a Sustainable Recovery of the Sector. https://necstour.eu/public-news/necstour-calls-tourism-marshall-plan-towards-sustainable-recovery-sector

    NECSTouR Vision for the Tourism of Tomorrow shared at the European Tourism Convention. https://necstour.eu/public-news/necstour-vision-tourism-tomorrow-shared-european-tourism-convention

    NECSTouR Members’ outstanding initiatives leading to the “5S of the Sustainable Tourism of Tomorrow”. https://mcusercontent.com/dec6071747257d07792f828d7/files/a661957f-ff7e-4835-8d65-1ef8ee00f0c4/ANNEX_THE_VISION_OF_EUROPEAN_REGIONS_FOR_THE_TOURISM_OF_TOMORROW_2050.pdf

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    8 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 05 May 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Tourism policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Maurits-Jan Prinz (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
    • Date 31 May 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Regional sustainable tourism plans
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 May 2021 Location Online
      Subject Discussion on the territorial outlook of tourism recovery in relation with the opportunities for supporting the tourism ecosystem regeneration.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elisa Ferreira
      Portfolio Cohesion and Reforms
      Attending
      • Simeona Manova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Jan 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Online meeting with NECSTouR on highlights of the webinar "Next Generation EU and the sustainable and resilient regional tourism recovery"
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elisa Ferreira
      Portfolio Cohesion and Reforms
      Attending
      • Simeona Manova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Oct 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on European Tourism Agenda 2050, European Recovery Plan, European Tourism Convention, EU Green Deal and Digital Age strategies.
      DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Kerstin Jorna (Director-General)
    • Date 07 Apr 2020 Location Video Conference
      Subject Impact of Covid-19 crises on Tourism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Valere Moutarlier (Cabinet member)
      • Gaelle Garnier (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject discussion on tourism and the Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Antoine Colombani (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Sep 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject European Year of Cultural Heritage
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
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