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European Projects and Networks

European Projects

The Catalan Tourist Board (CTB) participates and, in some cases, leads several European projects that have a great impact on the protection of nature, cross-border itineraries and gastronomic and social tourism, among other aspects. It collaborates with the General Directorate of Tourism (DGT) in some of these projects. Current European projects Currently, the Catalan Tourist Board participates in the following European projects: Completed European projects Moreover, the Catalan Tourist Board was part of the following European projects:

European Networks

The Catalan Tourist Board participates in some European networks that promote business cooperation and coordination between regions in order to achieve a more social and sustainable tourism. NECSTouR, a Network of European Regions for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism NECSTouR Catalonia participes in NECSTouR, a Network of European Regions for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism created by Tuscany, PACA (Provence, Alpes, Côte d’Azur) and Catalonia. The network works to boost the cooperation between European regions in the consolidation of the sustainable tourism and to influence the European tourism policy. In order to achieve it the network coordinates several working groups, which deal with topics such as the accessibility, the climate change, the indicators for sustainable tourism and the coastal and maritime tourism, among other. Today it counts around thirty regions and thirty-five associated members among companies, institutions, universities and associations of the European tourism sector. During the six years of Presidency, Catalonia has positioned the network as the spokesperson of the regions in the field of tourism to the European Institutions and deal with topics such as the fight against seasonality, the sharing economy and the full renovation of destinations, among other subjects.
EUROREGION, Euroregion Pyrénées-Méditerranée Euroregió The Euroregion Pyrénées-Méditerranée is a cooperative political project involving the regions of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and Occitanie (and the Aragon, which is no longer part of the Euroregion). The aim of the project is to create a sustainable development cluster in the northwestern Mediterranean region based on innovation and the social and economic integration of the territory. As such, the Euroregion shall contribute to the construction of a united, solidarity-based Europe attuned to the concerns and experiences of its citizens.
Platform European Region of Gastronomy (ERG) ERG The European regions that achieved the title of European Region of Gastronomy, in the case of Catalonia in 2016, work together to raise awareness of the importance of their cultural and gastronomic heritage.
CTB is also part of:
  • OMT: CTB, as an affiliated member, represents the World Tourism Organization in Catalonia, the United Nations agency responsible for promoting responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism for all.
  • OITSInternational Social Tourism Organisation. Its mission is to promote access to holidays and tourism for the greatest number of people – young people, families, adults, the elderly and people with disabilities.
  • ENATEuropean Network for Accessible Tourism is a non-profit association for organisations that aim to be “frontrunners” in the study, promotion and practice of accesible tourism.


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