Main areas of responsibility:
The NAT commission covers a staggering range of ten different policies. Among them is tourism, one of the sectors of the economy most severely affected by COVID-19.
Tourism is for many European cities and regions the leading industry, contributing to their economic and social growth and wellbeing. Relaunching it in a smart way and leading the dual green and digital transformation will be the key challenge for local and regional authorities.
The NAT team, already working closely with the European Parliament and DG GROW, will require reinforcement to build a community of tourism friends and lead the transition towards cleaner, smarter and more responsible EU tourism. Building bridges between tourism and the rural agenda will be of the utmost importance; as will be exploring the synergies of the Green Deal, Farm to Fork and the Blue Economy.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Unit, the expert will mainly be responsible for the follow-up to the key CoR tourism opinions and will support the launch and work of the "CoR tourism group". They will also liaise with the EP Tourism Taskforce, the DG GROW F.4 unit, the UNWTO and the broader tourism community. The expert will help to launch innovative pilot actions bringing together regions and cities in the field of tourism and foster connections with national tourism authorities, draft policy and practice papers and support the secretariat in organising tourism-related events.
- University degree or professional experience of an equivalent level in one of the following areas: law, political science, social sciences, European affairs;
-Specific knowledge and relevant experience in the main areas of responsibility;
- Experience in EU policy/legislative assessment, and political analysis;
- Previous work and project management at the local and regional level will be an additional plus, as is previous work with or for local and regional authorities;
-Knowledge of the various spheres of activity of the CoR and of European Union policies in general;
-Active personality and good communicator with an interest in highly analytical work and the ability to take initiatives on the basis of general directives;
-Thorough knowledge of an official EU language; for functional reasons, at least a satisfactory knowledge of English or French is required; - Good drafting and communication skills;
-Good analytical skills;
-Good organisational skills and output driven.