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Profile of registrant

Network of European Region for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism

Identification number in the register: 87750953963-10
Registration date: 30/07/10 11:26:00

The information on this organisation was last modified on 22/07/14 14:44:25
The date of the last annual update was 22/07/14 14:44:25

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Network of European Region for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism
Acronym: NECSTouR
Legal status: ASBL
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Local, regional and municipal authorities (at sub-national level)

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Paolo Bongini
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Cristina Núñez
Position: Coordinatrice

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 62 rue du Trône 
P.O. box: 10
Bruxelles 1050
Telephone number: (+32274) 18752
Fax number: (+) 
Permanent Secretariat
62 rue du Trône -1050 BRUXELLES - BELGIUM
Tel: 0032-(0)2 741 87 52 Fax : 0032-(0)2 733 25 36
@ :

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: - BACKGROUND

Following the “Agenda for a Sustainable and Competitive European Tourism” (COM (2007) 0621 – 19-10-2007) the Regions of Tuscany, Catalunya and Provence – Alpes - Côte d’Azur decided to set-up a regional network to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of tourism in Europe. Together with other European regions and public and private stakeholders they elaborated a Memorandum of Understanding, engaging them in a joint effort towards the realisation of the European agenda. In July 2009, NECSTouR, Network of European tourism Region for a competitive and sustainable tourism was officially created under the Belgium status of non profit organisation (asbl).

NECSTouR is a network driven by Regions. They represent the most strategic institutional level for programming, orienting and sustaining tourism development processes on three fundamental levels: member states, Regions and destinations. In this respect, Regions:
- Are able to steer national governments towards policies which both promote sustainable Development of tourism and encourage competitiveness of the European offer;
- Play a fundamental role in local development programming. In many countries state laws devolve self governing powers to the regions or the prerogative to issue legislation in the field of tourism. All Regions play a central role concerning programming, distribution and management of structural funds;
- Play a crucial role in regulating, programming and supporting local authorities.

Beside Regions, public and private organisation operating in the field of tourism at regional, national, European or international level can play an active part in NECSTouR. They bring in expertise and knowledge, they can represent user needs and contribute to policy developments, they can find partners and new operating markets for their business and services, and they can study the tourism sector and identify trends.


- To develop and strengthen a framework for the coordination of national and regional development and research programmes in the field of sustainable tourism.
- To share and promote various forms of coordination of project activities already underway at regional level which can be made more efficient by an exchange of information and the implementation of joint activities.
- To become the main interlocutor of the EU to shape the new tourism policy in the framework of the Lisbon treaty.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 85,233
of which public financing: 30,934
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 13,431
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 17,503
from other sources: 54,299
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 54,299
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.