Committees & Working Groups
HOTREC’s Working Groups and Committees play an important role in the organisation.
Each Working Group and Committee is in charge of one specific policy area and gathers the expertise of several representatives of HOTREC’s members.
The Members of HOTREC’s Social Dialogue Committee:
- Jean Marc Banquet d’Orx – Chair – France
- Emilie Struck Westersø – Member – Denmark
- Santa Graikste – Member – Latvia
- Angelo Giuseppe Candido – Member – Italy
- Paul Schoormans – Member – The Netherlands
- Is part of European culture and model of society;
- Is a net contributor to the European economy;
- Is crucial for other parts of the hospitality sector, like hotels and similar establishments;
- Is an economic driver for town centers;
- Provides a large number of jobs, therefore bringing opportunities to a wide range of people including full-time and part-time flexible working and
- Contributes to the personal development and well-being of European citizens and their involvement in social and convivial activities
For all these reasons HOTREC members gather twice a year to discuss topics related with late-night core business activities, such as alcohol (including voluntary measures to curb alcohol related harm); noise pollution; smoking bans; security; fire safety measures; health, amongst other topics.
Ramón Estalella Halffter
The Shadow Hospitality Task Force exchanges views on practices across the HOTREC member countries and also develops the main policy lines to be proposed to policy makers across Europe.
Marc Van Muylders
The Coastal Tourism Working Group will work to propose solutions to these challenges, taking into account existing EU Institutions actions on the topic (e.g. the proposal issued by the European Commission on “A European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism” (COM (2014) 86 final).