Barcelona declaration “Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit”

NECSTouR Thematic Conference “Local-Led Initiatives on Tourism and Cultural Heritage: a Legacy for Europe” was the occasion to officially present the Barcelona Declaration “Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit”, resulting from the Pan-European Dialogue on Tourism and Cultural Heritage promoted this year by NECSTouR as a contribution of the main European Tourism Regions to the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage.

2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. Acknowledging the unique momentum of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, NECSTouR – the European Network of Regions for Competitive and Sustainable Tourism – took the initiative to establish a Pan European Dialogue to foster greater synergy between tourism and cultural stakeholders.

The Declaration seeks to demonstrate what tourism and cultural heritage sectors can achieve by working more closely together, for the benefit of European citizens and cultural heritage as well as businesses, visitors and destinations. Moreover, it assumes the collective commitment of both sectors towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Official Presentation of the Declaration was done during the Thematic Conference “Local-Led Initiatives of Tourism and Cultural Heritage: a legacy for Europe”, organised by NECSTouR and the Region of Galicia, at the Fundacion Galicia Europa, as a side event of the European Week of Regions and Cities. About 70 representatives from NECSTouR Regions and the main EU Institutions and Stakeholders involved in Tourism and Cultural Heritage participated to the event.

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