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General Assembly EHTTA in Portugal
General Assembly EHTTA in Portugal
The General Assembly of the European Historical Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA) took place in Caldas da Rainha on May 18 with the presence of ESPA President. ESPA was invited to present and to discuss a partnership with EHTTA in the field of the promotion of the European Spa Culture and Heritage and Spa Tourism.
The partnership will be formalized within the next two months.
Slovenian Spas
Welcome, Slovenia!
Since the 10th of May the Slovenian Spas Association is the new ESPA member. Watch a presentation of the Slovenian Spas Association here.
ESPA Congress
ESPA Congress
This year’s 22nd edition of the European Spas Association Congress took place in Rome and Tivoli Terme in Italy between 10 and 12 May and gathered around 135 professionals, keynote speakers and moderators. It was a truly successful event enriched with professional presentations and discussions on international level within the frame of Innovation for Medical Spas and Health resorts in Europe.
See the gallery of photos here.
Next year the ESPA Congress will be held in the Netherlands!
Next year the ESPA Congress will be held in the Netherlands!
Watch a presentation video for the ESPA Congress location in Domburg here. Further, you can view an online article here.
ESPA Innovation Awards 2017
ESPA Innovation Awards 2017
The spectacular Gala Awards of the ESPA Innovation Awards 2017 took place in Rome on May 11 with the presence of more than 120 participants.

All details about the Winners and Special Jury Prizes here.

See the gallery of photos here.
Other News
Open Public Consultation in relation with the evaluation on the Regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods
The focus and objective of this open public consultation are to collect the views of citizens on the ongoing review of the EU Regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods and how plant substances used in foods are regulated in the EU.

The target is set all citizens with an interest in the information provided on food labels are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

The last day for the consultation period is 1 June 2017. For more detailed information please visit this page.
Call for proposal: Horizon 2020 for the European Capital of Innovation
The specific challenge is with their capacity to connect people, places, public and private actors, urban areas can substantially enhance innovation in Europe and cross-cutting Priorities: Open Innovation and Socio-economic science and humanities. The deadline is set for 21st June 2017 to submit proposals. In order to access the Submission Service, please select the topic of your interest and then open the Submission Service tab on this page.

For the application guide, consult this file.
Promoting European Sustainable Tourism for All
The Regional Government of Tuscany and NECSTouR invite you to this event, hosted by MEP Isabella De Monte on the 20th of June in Brussels, European Parliament, ROOM ASP 3H1. The purpose is to stimulate the debate on Tourism for All at European level, by bringing together key-actors such as the EU institutions, Regions and stakeholders taking in mind the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. For more information on the program, please view here.
6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism
6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism
Please visit here for more details.

Date: 21 June 2017 - 24 June 2017

Sustainable tourism is increasingly relevant in national agendas for its role in fostering economic growth, social inclusiveness and the protection of cultural and natural assets. This is now also recognized at the highest international level with the UN General Assembly having adopted several resolutions acknowledging the role of tourism in sustainable development, including the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

All this provokes for evidence to support policy and track progress. Therefore, a statistical framework is being developed—one that integrates the various dimensions of sustainable tourism (economic, environmental and social) and across relevant spatial levels (global, national and subnational).
International Congress 'Forest and its Potential for Health'
International Congress "Forest and its Potential for Health"
On the 13-14th September 2017 in the German spa region Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Seeheilbad Heringsdorf, MARITIM Hotel Kaiserdorf "Kurhaussaal", the international congress will be held and its focus is cure and healing potential of the forest. This region is famous for its nature, spa centers and health hotels, rehabilitation centres. For more information for the program and registration visit the website www.mv-baederverband.de.
International Exhibition of Thermal Tourism, Health and Wellness Termatalia
From 20th-23rd September in Ourense, Spain the International Exhibition of Thermal Tourism, Health and Wellness will take place.

Please, visit this page for more details on the topic.
SPACE Exhibition and B2B Event
SPACE Exhibition and B2B Event
Meet in Spas of Central Europe

The SPA-CE the trade show for spa and wellness tourism in Central Europe will be held from November 17-19, 2017 in Radenci Spa & Health Resort, Slovenia.

The highlights are:
• The most important B2B event in Central Europe with focus on natural and thermal spas;
• New business opportunities - personal contacts
• Professional education - spa experts sharing their knowledge
• Pre-scheduled face-to-face meeting

For full information, visit this page.
ENSPA 2017
European Natural Spas & Wellness Conference
Date: November 16, 2017

Location: Radenci Spa & Health Resort, Slovenia
Main topics to be presented by international and local experts are:
• What are the trends in the Spa industry;
• How can the healing properties of thermal waters be used to prevent, renew the physical and psychic energy and preserve health;
• What are the sustainable and socially responsible goals of spas;
• How to encourage the promotion of health;
• What should health insurance companies know.
European Health Prevention Day
European Health Prevention Day
The international association "Quality in Health Prevention e.V." cordially invites you to join their first Congress, the "European Health Prevention Day", taking place in Wiesbaden 23 and 24 November 2017.

On the European market for health prevention service providers from different countries compete for clients. At the same time, health is primarily the responsibility of the member state. The EU hardly has a regulatory power here. Inevitably, uncertainties arise: Are the offers in the respective countries comparable across borders? Do identical terms designate the same services?

To answer these and many more questions we would like to discuss cross-border health prevention together with you from both a national and international viewpoint. We have invited experts from across Europe to share insights from the perspective of health insurance companies, tour operators, service providers and associations.

Join the discussion about Opportunities and Perspectives in Health Prevention! For more information and registration, visit ehp-day.eu.
Spa Business issue 2
The new issue is available online and it comprises of discussion on medical treatments offers in spas. Should spas offer diagnostic testing, for instance and the benefits? Furthermore, some innovative interior design spa concepts are shown. Moreover, general health and internal organ health is reviewed.

To view the complete issue, please consult this page.
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