ECTN - the European Cultural Tourism Network and E-FAITH - European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage, signed in Brussels during the ECTN Special Workshop with the theme 'Sustainable Cultural Tourism, European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and beyond' a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation
Raitis Sijats, President of ECTN, Chairman of Vidzeme Tourism Association (Latvia) signed Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage (E-FAITH).
European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) is the only pan-European network for Cultural Tourism Development and promotion. It aims to achieve a high level of collaboration between Members in the field of Cultural Tourism and to establish a close cooperation with the institutions of the European Union and other international organizations, networks and public institutions worldwide.
The Memorandum aims at setting the guidelines for the cooperation between ECTN and E-FAITH, in order to enhance joint cooperation by pursuing active and fruitful formal relationships in the future.
The Memorandum will provide mutual opportunity to have ever closer cooperation in the common topics, such as: make joint submissions to EU institutions on relevant matters and respond to consultations; organise joint events on themes of common interest and mutual benefit, undertake exchanges on cultural and industrial heritage tourism development and promotion; cooperate for the training of guides and interpreters of industrial heritage sites for visitors, support the European Union Institutions (Commission DG GROW Tourism, Emerging and Creative Industries Unit and DG Culture, the European Parliament Transport and Tourism Committee and Culture Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee), as well as jointly seek support from relevant European Union programmes, funds and initiatives.