Got a great business project that could make Europe greener? The 2011 Eco-innovation call for proposals may be for you!

On Wednesday, April 27 the European Commission launched the 2011 call for proposals under the initiative CIP Eco-innovation First Application and Market Replication Projects (CIP Eco-innovation). CIP Eco-innovation supports projects on the first application or market replication of eco-innovative techniques, products, services or practices of EU relevance which have already been technically demonstrated with success … [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.

Eu stresses the importance of tourism in Southern Mediterranean

During the extraordinary European Council of 11 March 2011 the heads of state and government of the EU welcomed the joint communication “Partnership for Democracy and Shared Prosperity with the Southern Mediterranean” . It is a joint Communication of the Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. This policy paper … [Read more…]

Tourism funding from the Commission

As part of the 2011 implementation of the preparatory action programme, the European Commission wishes to continue identifying appropriate mechanisms facilitating the development of tourism exchanges between Member States/Candidate countries. Therefore the Commission intends launching a Call for Proposal – quite similar to the 2010 Call – to continue supporting tourism-related authorities in strengthening structures to … [Read more…]

Transport 2050: The EC presents the new white paper on European Transport

last Monday (28 March) the European Commission adopted a comprehensive strategy (Transport 2050) for a competitive transport system that will increase mobility, remove major barriers in key areas and fuel growth and employment. At the same time, the proposals will dramatically reduce Europe’s dependence on imported oil and cut carb

Is “Magica Italia” an effective spot to promote tourism in Italy?

Yesterday, the Italian Ministry of Tourism launched  the new spot “Magica Italia“, to promote Italy. Special testimonial of this video is the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who invites in perfect Italian  language “to discover and to love” Italy.  Maybe they refer to the domestic market, as the video has been published only in Italian … [Read more…]

Uk Government launches a new tourism strategy

Last 4th March the UK Government launched its New Tourism Policy, an action plan to help the British tourism industry setting out blueprint to grow the sector and creating new jobs. In Great Britain the 200,000 businesses in the tourism industry directly provide £52bn of GDP, 4.4% of British jobs, and have made tourism one of … [Read more…]

How to open a B&B in Europe

How to open a bed and breakfast in Europe? What are the differences between European Countries, what the main difficulties? To have an idea about this we have chosen to make a comparison between Italy, France and UK legislations’ about the opening of small touristic enterprises.

Wikilift

A number of conferences, events, meetings promoted by each political group and organisation take place every week at the European Parliament in Brussels. But there is only one place where the weekly Agenda of the EP initiatives is totally clear: the lift space! The wall surrounding the lifts are constantly covered with ever-changing advices and … [Read more…]

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…]