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Tourism and competitiveness: delivering results for growth, sustainable development and European citizens, Nicosia

Nicosia, Cyprus
datum 30 november 2012
plaats Nicosia, Cyprus
organisatie Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)

Conference - Nicosia, Cyprus

The Bureau of the Various Interests Group will organise a conference in Nicosia, Cyprus on 30 November 2012.

The objective of the conference will be to explore how the tourism sector can contribute to Europe's competitiveness and innovation, to its sustainable development and to employment creation. Notably in the current period of socio-economic crises, it is necessary to capitalise on Europe's natural and cultural diversity and to use the sector as a means to achieving the Europe 2020 Strategy and to re-launching the internal market. For it is estimated that the European tourism industry generates 10% of Europe's GDP and provides employment to 12% of the population. But in order for the sector to be able to overcome the crises and to develop competitively and sustainably, it is necessary to encourage cooperation among EU Member States as stipulated in the Lisbon Treaty (TFEU Article 195) and among all key stakeholders. Similarly, it is essential to develop an integrated approach and to adapt the sector through innovation, improved quality, skills and diversity of services. Ultimately, it is only through an effective tourism policy which emphasises sustainability, responsibility and high quality, that Europe will be able to capitalise on this crucial sector.


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Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)

In het Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC) zitten mensen uit allerlei organisaties in de maatschappij, zoals bedrijven, vakbonden en milieugroepen. Het comité is in 1957 opgericht.

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