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Age-friendly tourism

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Opinion Number: CDR 3637/2015
Rapporteur: JETTEN Annemiek
Commission: NAT
Status: Adopted
Date: 10/02/2016
 
The Rapporteur wishes to focus on senior tourism
THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS



- believes that a policy to promote age-friendly tourism requires an integrated approach. In particular, local and regional authorities should adopt a cross-sectoral approach that involves different organisations operating in areas such as healthcare, accessibility and transport;

- reminds the EU institutions and the Member States that local and regional authorities play an important role in coordinating sectoral policies such as transport, care, urban planning and rural development;

- recommends maintaining the link with the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Active and Healthy Ageing in relation to promoting mobility, safety, accessibility in public places, healthcare and social services;

- stresses the importance of a cross-border healthcare directive and calls on regional and national authorities to improve access to information about health services abroad for senior citizens, enabling them to make informed choices about cure and care procedures and to travel within the EU without health-related worries;

- calls on the European Commission to earmark a greater share of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) for tourism development after evaluating the needs of local and regional authorities.

Importance

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CoR Plenary Session

Plenary discussion and adoption of the opinion

 
10 Feb
 

Press release

Regions and cities ready to meet the challenges of the senior tourism sector

 
10 Feb
 

CoR Commission activity

Adoption of the draft opinion on age-friendly tourism

 
23 Nov
 

Rapporteur's activities

Meeting with the director of the International Social Tourism Organisation, Mr Luc Gobin

 
14 Oct
 

Rapporteur's activities

Meeting with the secretary-general of the AGE-EUROPE Platform, Ms Anne-Sophie Parent

 
14 Oct
 

Rapporteur's activities

Meeting with the officials from DG GROW Unit F/4 Tourism, Emerging and Creative Industries

 
13 Oct
 

Rapporteur's activities

Meeting with the co-chair of the EP intergroup on tourism development and cultural heritage, Ms Ana-Claudia Ţapardel, MEP

 
13 Oct
 

Rapporteur's activities

Meeting with the EP Rapporteur on new challenges and concepts for the promotion of tourism in Europe, Ms Isabella de Monte, MEP

 
13 Oct
 

Rapporteur's activities

Meeting with the director of the European Travel Commission, Mr Eduardo Santander

 
13 Oct
 

European Commission

European Food Tourism Week at the EXPO Milan

 
27 Sep
 

CoR Commission activity

Exchange of view on age-friendly tourism / presentation of the Rapporteur's working document

 
20 Sep
 

European Presidency

European Tourism Forum, Luxembourg

 
16 Aug
 

CoR Commission activity

The NAT commission appointed Ms Annemiek JETTEN (NL/PES) as rapporteur for an own-initiative opinion on Age-friendly tourism

 
04 May
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