European Tourism Stakeholder Conference: tourism overcomes the economic crisis!

“Sustainable and responsible tourism as a contributor to quality of life” was the theme of the 2011 edition of the European Tourism Stakeholder Conference, held in Budapest on 12 and 13 May. During the meeting, organised by the Hungarian Presidency and the European Commission, european experts, stakeholders, tour operators discussed about health, wellness and medical tourism, … [Read more…]

Social tourism in Europe: new call for proposal within CALYPSO Programme

The Directorate General Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission has published a new call for proposal in the framework of CALYPSO. This programme aims at facilitating trans-national exchanges in the tourist low season for specific disadvantaged target groups (seniors, youths, people with disability, families with low income). Moreover, it encourages, through the social policy … [Read more…]

Interested in funding for implementing cultural projects? Join the “Culture Infoday 2011”

In Brussels on Monday, 30 May there will be an Info day on the Culture Programme, jointly organized by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and by the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) which is in charge of the daily management of the programme. The event will provide information on calls for proposals and practical advices on the preparation and submission of project … [Read more…]

EU, new rules for tourism statistics

New rules for a more systematic production of European statistics on tourism had been approved by the European Parliament  during the last plenary session. The final document will be now sent to the European Council for the final approval, that should occur in the next weeks, and will come into force, probably, next summer.

Pompeii, no more time to wait

Negligence, hydrogeological instability, heavy rain, insufficient funding for the management of a large and important archaeological site such as Pompeii. According to experts these are some of the causes of the collapses that have recently occurred in the ruins of this ancient Vesuvian town. “This leaves us shocked,” said Dennis Abbott, spokesman for European Commissioner … [Read more…]