Towards an EU Strategy for Sustainable Tourism: building forward smarter and greener in the EU coastal & insular regions
Friday 1 October 2021–11.00-16.30 CEST
Online via Zoom
Please find here the recording of the meeting
The event will be organised in an online interactive format, as a virtual exchange between members of the EU Parliament, representatives from CPMR coastal and insular regions belonging to different sea basins of Europe, the European Commission and key territorial stakeholders.
Session I – 11.00-13.00 // Towards an EU Strategy for Sustainable Tourism: building forward smarter and greener in the EU coastal regions - Exchange between the European Commission, CPMR Regions and MEPs
Session II – 14h00-16h30 // Focus on sustainable tourism and integrated management in the Islands - Interventions by MEPs, territorial stakeholders, key organisations and participants, Presentation of key results from the WINTER MED project
- Jointly assess the situation of the tourism sector in EU coastal regions after the conclusion of the summer season in relation with the progressive way out of the pandemic crisis;
- Feed into the medium-long term reflection on an EU Strategy for Sustainable Tourism towards a smarter, greener and more resilient sector;
- Contribute to the EC’s targeted consultation on “Scenarios towards co-creation of transition pathways for tourism for a more resilient, innovative and sustainable ecosystem”;
- Reflect on sustainable tourism and integrated management in the Islands, capitalise results from EU projects into policy and look into new cooperation opportunities.
With the participation of MEP Tonino Picula, Chair of the SEArica Intergroup, MEP Josianne Cutajar, SEArica Member, MEP Vangelis Meimarakis, SEArica Vice-Chair for Tourism and Mediterranean, MEP François Alfonsi, SEArica Vice-Chair for Islands and MEP Claudia Monteiro de Aguiar, SEArica Vice-Chair for Outermost Regions and EP rapporteur of the INI report on establishing an EU strategy for sustainable tourism.
What is an Intergroup?
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup is one of the 27 Intergroups that were approved on 11 December 2019 by the Conference of Presidents for the 9th legislature of the European Parliament. Intergroups can be formed by MEPs from any political group and any parliamentary committee with a view to holding informal exchanges of views on particular issues and promoting contact between MEPs and civil society.
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup brings together more than 100 MEPs from 7 different political groups and 23 Member States.
Intergroups are not Parliament bodies and therefore may not express Parliament's opinion.
Intergroups are subject to internal rules adopted by the Conference of Presidents on 16 December 1999 (last updated on 11 September 2014), which set out the conditions under which intergroups may be established at the beginning of each parliamentary term and their operating rules.