On 12th October 2022 / 14:30-16:00 / NECSTour in the framework of the Sustainable Tourism Community is organising an online workshop at the European Week of Regions and Cities dedicated to the transition towards a smarter and greener Sustainable Tourism Ecosystem in the Mediterranean.

This workshop aims to foster dialogue on the transition towards a greener and more digital sustainable tourism, with a focus on the Mediterranean basin and the concrete case study of the Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism:

– What are European decision-makers expecting to happen in the European regions?
– Can the experience of the Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism be considered a case study, an example to be replicated elsewhere?
– What do the stakeholders need to be supported in this transition?

The panellists will debate these aspects, with a view to drafting proposals. Participants will hear success stories with concrete examples of Digital and Green Tourism and of how this contributes to sustainable and balanced growth in the Mediterranean region.


– Cristina Nuñez, Director, NECSTour, Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism
– Jose Francisco Rodriguez Lopez, Responsible for International Relations, Tourism Department, Barcelona Provincial Council


– Tim Fairhurst, Secretary General, ETOA – European Tourism Association
– Elena Kountoura, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Transport and Tourism, European Parliament
– Laura Hagemann Arellano, Policy Officer – Territorial and urban development policy, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (REGIO)
– Eugenio Giani, President of the Toscana Region, Member of the Committee of Regions, Committee of Regions / Tuscany Regional Governent

The AIE Secretariat, as partner of Sustainable Tourism Project, will attend the event in Brussels.

Format: Workshop

Theme: Green Transition

Note! To register to the sessions you need first to sign in with your EU Login or create an account and then to complete your personal profile. To register to this session: Go to the tab ONLINE Programme, find the session (The Transition Towards a Smarter and Greener Sustainable Tourism Ecosystem in the Mediterranean ONLINE – 12WS22466) and click the button “Add to my schedule” for participating remotely.

Register here until 30th September