Global Forum on Tourism Statistics, Knowledge and Policies


Mr. Filipe Batista e Silva

European Commission Joint Research Centre

Research Officer


Filipe Batista e Silva has been a research officer at the European Commission Joint Research Centre since 2010. Filipe is involved in science for policy support related to territorial development issues. In particular, his work focuses on improving the knowledge base related to land use, population, tourism and other human activities, employing geospatial data fusion and analytics of both conventional and unconventional data sources. Filipe is currently contributing to the development of the Tourism Dashboard, an upcoming EU open tool to monitor progress of tourism destinations in relation to the green and digital transitions. Before joining the European Commission, Filipe worked as a research assistant at the University of Porto dealing with regional planning. Filipe graduated with a degree Geography in 2006 and earned a master degree in Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Planning in 2009, both at the University of Porto. He is currently finalizing a PhD at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. Filipe contributes regularly to technical and scientific policy reports, and is author of more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

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