ECTN Awards 2021 Finalists
by category in alphabetical order
Archaeological Sites and Museums as Cultural Tourism Attractions
Krapina Neanderthal Museum and and Site Hušnjakovo
by Museums of the Croatian Zagorje, Croatia
Nerezinac Lugger – sailing interpretation center of maritime heritage of the island of Lošinj
by Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, Croatia
Zenica City Museum
by Zenica City Museum, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Walking Tourism and Slow Travel – Synergies with Cultural Tourism
Breakfast at Margina
by Association for the Promotion and Development of Tourism (APDT) in Timis County, Romania
Feel Good – Campaign to promote sustainable tourism products and services in Germany 2020
by German National Tourist Board, Germany
Maramureș Museum Heritage Trail – Cultural Tourist Route
By Maramureș County Council, Romania
Rab Archaeological (T)races – open-air museum
by Lopar Cultural Centre, Croatia
WanderlustGermany campaign to discover the nature highlights on walking and cycling tours
by German National Tourism Board, Germany
Digitalisation in Sustainable Cultural Tourism, towards Smart Destinations
Digital story-telling on coastal and maritime cultural heritage in Marsaxlokk, Malta
by Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
Digitalisation of Cultural Heritage throughout Slovenia
by Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia
Ghent Altarpiece Visitor Centre: Lam Gods Sint-Baafs
Saint Bavo’s Cathedral Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
NollaMap - Mapping Nolla’s mosaic around the world
by Nolla Ceramics Research and Dissemination Centre (CIDCeN), Spain
Old Vine House Renovation and Digitalisation
by Maribor Tourist Board, Slovenia
Transnational Thematic Tourism Products, including European Cultural Routes
Cultural Tourist Route of the Wooden Churches in Romania and Moldova
by Ministry of Economy, Business Environment and Tourism, Romania
Development and Sustainability Strategy of the Way to Santiago in Barcelos
by Barcelos City Council, Portugal
Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) contribution to Cultural and Creative Tourism development
Chocolate Museum Zagreb
by Chocolate Museum Zagreb, Croatia
Enhancing Cultural restructure of Sustainable Tourism’s Perspectives on Kimolos Island
by “Kimolistes” NGO, Greece
Naoussa Strategy as “The City of Wine” and Grape Harvesting Week Festival
by Municipality of Naoussa, Greece
ReGeneration Festival 2020 in the Boboli Gardens, Florence
by Fondazione Mascarade Opera ONLUS - The New Generation Festival, Italy
Railway Heritage Assets for Cultural Tourism
Baťa under the Tatras Museum in the Svit railway station
By Museum Baťa under the Tatras, Slovakia
“Railway and Steam” Educational and Interactive centre
by Gulbene Municipality Agency “Gulbene Tourism and Cultural Heritage Center”, Latvia
The actual winners by category will be announced at the Awards ceremony to take place in Athens, Greece, on 21 October 2021, during the 14th European Cultural Tourism Conference of ECTN
The ECTN 2021 Conference is part of the bicentennial celebrations "GREECE 2021: 200 Years after the Revolution"
ECTN 2021 Conference Venue: Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel
ECTN supports the UNWTO World Tourism Day 2021 !
Cultural Tourism as a main driver of Inclusive Growth will be highlighted at the ECTN annual Conference and Awards 2021. The ECTN 2021 events are included in the WTD 2021 lists of events worldwide.
ECTN welcomes the adoption of the 'EU Digital COVID Certificate' Regulation by the EU Council and Parliament
ECTN as a signatory of the Tourism Manifesto joins the other 60+ travel and tourism organisations in calling on EU Member States to ensure the implementation in order to enable the restart of European tourism, particularly thorugh culture, heritage and creativity, with sustainability and resilience.
Download the Tourism Manifesto Press Release
E-FAITH, the European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage, supports the ECTN 2021 Cultural Tourism Conference and Awards, in the framwork of the 'European Year of Rail 2021'
ECTN welcomes this cooperation with E-FAITH, also as a fellow member of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3.
E-FAITH, the European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage is a non-profit making organisation whose objectives are to promote the study of and research in, recording, conservation, development and management, and interpretation of Industrial and Technical Heritage and to facilitate co-operation in Europe between those engaged in these activities.
EAA, the European Association of Archaeologists supports the ECTN 2021 Cultural Tourism Conference and Awards, in the Conference theme and Awards catergory of 'Archaeological Sites and Museums as Cultural Tourism Attractions'
ECTN welcomes this cooperarion with EAA, also as a fellow member of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3.
FEDECRAIL, the European Federation of Museum and Tourist Railways, supports the ECTN 2021 Cultural Tourism Conference and Awards, in the framwork of the 'European Year of Rail 2021'
ECTN welcomes this coopertarion with FEDECRAIL, also as a fellow member of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3.
FEDECRAIL seeks to:
ECTN a partner in a new Horizon2020 project on Cultural Heritage Management
ECTN is a partner in the new ReInHerit project, Horizon2000 programme. ReInHerit is a Coordinating and Support Action (CSA), 100% funded by the Eurropean Union Horizon2020 programme. The project coordinator is the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and partners are from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain, Austria and Finland. The project started in March 2021 with a 3-year duration.
ECTN's role is to lead the work on Best Practices regarding Cultural Heritage Management and Cultural Tourism, including organisation of study visits in relevant museums and cultural sites. Best practices will be collected by ECTN members, particularly in countries not represented in the ReInHerit consortium. Furthermore, ECTN will contribute to a 'smart tourism app' development, travelling and digital exhibitions, policy implications for the Research and Innovation Agenda in the next Horizon Europe programme, dissemination and communication activities. The ECTN annual conference will include a special session on ReInHerit CSA in 2023 and 2024.
ECTN supports the European Cultural Heritage Green Paper “Putting Europe’s shared heritage at the heart of the European Green Deal”
by Europa Nostra in cooperation with ICOMOS and the Climate Heritage Network, with the input of other members of the European Heritage Alliance, also supported by the European Investment Bank Institute and the Creative Europe programme of the European Union
There are some 40 references on tourism, including sustainable cultural tourism, therefore this document is of high relevance to the work of ECTN. It will be certainly included in the revised 4th edition of the "Charter for Sustainable Cultural Tourism", currently in progress to be launched at the ECTN Conference and Awards ceremony in Athens, Greece, on 21-22 October 2021.
Executive Summary and Full Paper
ECTN welcomes the European Commission proposal to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU
Press Release by Tourism Manifesto Alliance
ECTN supports the #Tourism4Recovery campaign and the
‘Call for Action: Accelerate Social and Economic Recovery by Investing in Sustainable Tourism Development’
ECTN welcomes the new guidelines on responsible restart of cultural tourism by UNWTO in collaboration with UNESCO
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ECTN celebrated 10 years of activities 2009 - 2019 !
ECTN was established as AISLB in Brussels on 20 May 2009. This year ECTN celebrates 10 years of continuous activities and growth, from the 6 founding members in 2009 to 29 members in 2019 and from 5 countries to 19 countries!
During its 10 years of existence, ECTN has participated in 5 EU co-funded projects (4 currently active, established by the ECTN Secretariat), organised 9 international conferences and awarded annual prizes for 'Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism' since 2014.
ECTN a member of the Stakeholders Commitee for the EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE 2018, selected by the European Commission DG Education & Culture (EAC)
ECTN is the only member of the EYCH 2018 Stakeholders Committee with a tourism mandate
ECTN welcomes new members and previous members rejoining
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