Open stakeholder consultation on the transition pathway for tourism
Stakeholders have been invited to take part in a consultation on the transition pathway for tourism. The consultation comes as part of the EU Industrial Strategy’s update, which highlights the need to accelerate the green and digital transition of the EU industry.
An open survey has been created for stakeholders to share their thoughts, which they can complete until 15 September 2021.
The consultation was created by the European Commission to kick off a key aspect of the EU Industrial Strategy’s update. This aspect is a co-creation process with industry, public authorities, social partners, and other stakeholders in the tourism ecosystem.
First, the Commission presents a series of possible scenarios for a transition pathway toward a more resilient, sustainable, and innovative tourism ecosystem, collectively called ‘Vision 2030’. These scenarios are outlined in a staff working document, illustrating how this pathway can be created from the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The document also proposes a supportive framework at the European, regional and local levels which aims to address key challenges to the transition. Some of the aspects proposed include guidance and training, thematic stakeholder meetings, sharing best practices and more.
With this, stakeholders are encouraged to reflect on the scenarios and framework, in collaboration with fellow stakeholders. They are asked to propose concrete actions, commitments and investments towards the transition pathway, along with assessing the required actions in terms of scale, cost, benefit and conditions.
With the feedback from stakeholders, the Commission plans to focus the debate with stakeholder workshops, taking place later in the year.