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Introduction

 
BM Bartenstein Mr. Pekkarinen
Martin Bartenstein
Federal Minister of Economics and
Labour, Austria
Mauri Pekkarinen
Minister of Trade and Industry
Finland
 

The European Council confirmed the validity of the Lisbon Strategy in March 2005 and agreed that it should focus on enhancing sustainable economic growth and creating more and better jobs. Europe is a global leader and has competitive advantages in many fields, for example tourism. Indeed, tourism represents one of the most important, dynamic and attractive sectors of the economy, and is increasingly recognised as a driving force for growth and employment. We are confident that it will be possible to turn economic potential into economic reality, with a strong partnership approach and continued effort to secure our social and environmental model.

The European Tourism Ministers’ Conference will bring together tourism ministers from the EU-25, the candidate countries, EFTA/EEA and West Balkan states, representatives from international and European organisations and the tourism industry to create a high level discussion forum in which to analyse growth and employment aspects and future tourism perspectives in Europe.

With a view to an innovative and coordinated approach to tourism discussions on a European level, Austria and Finland in cooperation with the European Commission undertook to prepare the event together. Austria is focusing on the topic of “Tourism and culture - partnership for growth and employment” and Finland on “Information and communication technologies - tool for growth and employment in tourism”. 

We hope that the programme will be of interest to you and look forward to successful discussions in Vienna.

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BMWA Finnland
   
Date: 20.03.2006