The European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS) and Accessible Tourism Awards 2016

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New date: 22 April 2016. At a ceremony in Brussels, the European Commission will award European destinations that have worked towards a more sustainable management approach, focusing on accessibility and environmental issues.

European Commission logoNew date:  22 April 2016.

As a recognition of the efforts made by the destinations who participated and completed the 2 ETIS pilot phases, the European Commission will award some of the most successful destinations, which have worked towards a more sustainable management approach, also with focus on accessibility and environmental issues.

The award ceremony is an opportunity for the winning destinations to get more visibility at European level, and to exchange experiences and possibly to set an example for other destinations, which wish to use the ETIS indicators in the future.

Awards will be given to 8 destinations in 3 categories, recognising both sustainable and accessible destination management approaches.

They will be given based based on social, economic, environmental and cultural criteria. Accessibility will also be a criteria for success.

Follow the event via LIVE-Streaming at this link:


Charlemagne Building, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1000 Brussels

Starts : 10.00 hrs.

Finish : 14:00 hrs.

How to register

The event is open for everyone. Registrations must be submitted no later than 21 March 2016. (Registration date may be amended).

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The European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS) was launched by the European Commission in 2013, with the objective to provide a measuring and monitoring tool for destinations wanting to adopt a sustainable management approach and to enhance their sustainability performances. It is designed to be a tool which any destination can pick up and use voluntarily, without any specific training.

The first edition of ETIS was tested in a pilot initiative, and has been implemented in over 100 destinations across Europe during 2-year phase (2013-2015). The objective of the 2 pilot phases was to obtain the feedback of destinations on the practical use of ETIS, with a view to potential improvements. The 2016 edition of the ETIS toolkit, assessed by the European Commission with support from the ETIS pool of experts, takes into account this feedback.

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