<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/tourism/publications/index_en.htm European communities Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:02:29 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Accessible tourism - The new frontier of the sector]]> Published : Wed, 19 Nov 2014

To conquer the “new frontier of the tourism industry”, the European Commission has rewarded excellences in accessible tourism and developed best practices that will let everyone enjoy holidaying in the EU.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector (2014-2020)]]>

Published : Thu, 16 Oct 2014

As the third largest EU economic sector, tourism has a wide-ranging impact on economic growth, employment and social development. The European Commission is therefore constantly working on the development of new tools and services contributing to boost the competitiveness of the European tourism sector.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Are you ready for Europe? ]]>

Published : Fri, 21 Feb 2014

Tourism provides an opportunity to promote Europe in the world, its talents, rich heritage and history, results of centuries of cultural exchanges, linguistic diversity and creativity.

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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Attitudes of Europeans Towards Tourism - Flash Eurobarometer Report (March 2013)]]> Published : Wed, 06 Mar 2013

Seven out of ten Europeans travelled in 2012 (the same proportion as in 2011). And of EU holiday makers, as many as 88% spent their vacations somewhere within the EU, either in their own country or in another Member State.

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Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Attitudes of Europeans Towards Tourism - Flash Eurobarometer Report (March 2012)]]> Published : Mon, 18 Feb 2013

This Flash Eurobarometer, “Attitudes of Europeans Towards Tourism” (No 334), was conducted at the request of the Directorate-General for Enterprise and ndustry in the 27 EU Member States and in seven additional countries: : Croatia, Turkey, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Iceland, the Republic of Serbia and Israel.

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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism - Wave 3 (May 2011)]]> Published : Mon, 18 Feb 2013

This Flash Eurobarometer "Survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism" (No 328) has beenconducted at the request of Directorate General Enterprise and Industry in the 27 EU Member States and in five additional countries: Croatia, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway and Iceland.

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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Estimated impacts of possible options and legal instruments of the umbrella European tourism label for quality schemes]]> Published : Wed, 17 Oct 2012

This document contains a preparatory study for the European Commission’s impact assessment on the possible options and legal instruments of the umbrella European Tourism Label for Quality Schemes.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the impact of EU policies and the measures undertaken in their framework on tourism]]>

Published : Fri, 12 Oct 2012

This study examines the impact of different EU policies, and their legislative and non-legislative initiatives, on tourism and its competitiveness (Volume 1).

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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 13 - July 2012]]>

Published : Thu, 26 Jul 2012

The European Commission has made a number of initiatives and programmes available to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – widely recognised as being the backbone of the European economy – continue to thrive during this time of financial hardship. The 13th [...]

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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European SMEs make a big splash on International Markets ]]> Published : Fri, 13 Jul 2012

Thirty-seven examples of European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have achieved success on the international stage have just been unveiled in a publication as part of the European Commission’s drive to encourage entrepreneurship in Europe. 'The Secret of Success 2012-13' is a flagship publication for the European SME Week, [...]

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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Helping EU enterprises seize opportunities in Japan and Korea]]> Published : Fri, 06 Jul 2012

If you are considering entering these markets or expanding your activities there, the European Commission offers two valuable programmes to help you to do so. Previous participants explain how their companies benefited from the Executive Training Programme (ETP) and the EU Gateway Programme.

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Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Main EU funding opportunities for SMEs]]> Published : Fri, 29 Jun 2012

Big multinational companies tend to secure the lion’s share of Europe’s media coverage, with lots of articles being written about their activities and plans. However, the reality is that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a crucial driver for our economy, representing more than 98% of European businesses. SMEs can [...]

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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Building a new industrial revolution in Europe ]]> Published : Fri, 22 Jun 2012

The European Commission is developing ways for a radical reshape of European industry so as to boost sustainable growth. As part of that effort, it has launched a public consultation asking stakeholders for their input into a mid-term review of its industrial policy communication. This review will focus on developing [...]

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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A Word from the SME Envoy ]]> Published : Fri, 08 Jun 2012

Daniel Calleja Crespo is the European Commission's SME Envoy, ensuring an active interface with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  Enterprise & Industry magazine has met Mr Calleja to discover more about the mission of the EU SME Envoy and that of national Envoys appointed by Member States.

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Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Latest trends in European Tourism]]> Published : Fri, 11 May 2012

Tourism has a huge impact on the EU economy affecting up to 14 million jobs. A 2012 survey offers an interesting insight into the preferences of European tourists and shows that 73% of the EU respondents plan to travel this year.

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Thu, 10 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Your gateway to EU funding ]]> Published : Fri, 30 Mar 2012

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the European Union are of vital importance for economic growth. The Enterprise Europe Network is the world’s biggest business support network: in addition to providing SMEs with strategic services to enable cross-border co-operation, the Network offers valuable information and advice on how to access [...]

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Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU's strengths and weaknesses in terms of innovation]]> Published : Thu, 08 Mar 2012

This year's Innovation Union Scoreboard shows that most Member States have improved their innovation performance. This allows the European Union to maintain a clear lead over the emerging economies of China, Brazil, India, Russia, and South Africa, but not to close the existing gap with innovation leaders such as the [...]

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Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo is right on track ]]> Published : Thu, 01 Mar 2012

The launch of the first two Galileo IOV (In-Orbit Validation) satellites on 21 October 2011 was a red-letter day for the European Union's global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and the project continues to advance through important milestones. While the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is going to set up its headquarters [...]

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Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU's støtteprogrammer for SMV'er]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Feb 2012

En oversigt over de vigtigste støttemuligheder for Europas små og mellemstore virksomheder.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Supporting European businesses in global markets ]]> Published : Wed, 01 Feb 2012

Expanding beyond EU borders still presents small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with obstacles, but the potential rewards of internationalisation for their growth are significant. The European Commission has therefore put forward a strategy to help European SMEs seize global opportunities by streamlining and strengthening support available for them.

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Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:00:00 GMT