The section liaises with European Union bodies (the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions) to ensure that the issue of fair and sustainable tourism for all is taken into account in policies and programmes.
The purpose of ISTO Europe is to provide a forum for European members to share their views and experiences through meetings and participation in European projects.
This section pursues a strategy and carries out actions in areas such as service and product innovation, youth tourism and holiday participation.
One of the main projects ISTO Europe is currently working on is the implementation of the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) amongst ISTO members.
Operations are managed by the ISTO Europe Director, supported by the European Coordination Committee, whose members are elected every two years.