European Day of Tourism, Brussels, 7th October 2008
In the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities, Open Days 2008, the European Commission's Tourism Unit of DG Enterprise in collaboration with DG Regio and the Committee of the Regions, is organising the European Day of Tourism in Brussels.
The first (morning) seminar of the European Day of Tourism will be devoted to the presentation of EU funding opportunities at regional level to tourism stakeholders, national agencies, local authorities, enterprises – especially small and micro businesses – and other interested bodies. Colleagues from those Directorates-General who are managing these EU funding programmes will provide the participants with information on the programmes, their eligibility for tourism and the application procedures. In order to focus also on the practical dimension of funding opportunities, project leaders will demonstrate tourism projects.
The second (afternoon) seminar of the European Day of Tourism will focus on networking opportunities in tourism. The workshops will provide information on ways to set up and finance tourism networks using European tools. The emerging European Network of Regions for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism will be presented. Moreover, a special attention will be given to the presentation of the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) project. Winners from the first and second phase of EDEN will share their successes and difficulties.
For additional information check the DG Enterprise website:
The Programme and a description of the Workshops (in English only) can be downloaded in WORD format from the right-hand panel.