Call for proposals - Facilitating Transnational Low Season Exchanges in Europe through the Development of Social Tourism 40/G/ENT/CIP/12/B/N/02S03 Closed!


CALYPSO seeks to facilitate trans-national exchanges in the tourist low season for specific disadvantaged target groups (Seniors, Youths, People with Disability, Families with low income). It encourages – through the social policy function of tourism - as many people as possible to go on holiday within a country different from the one of residence/origin and therefore significantly aids mobility. Moreover, tourism exchanges of this kind also contribute to:

  • promote regional development and generate economic growth across Europe;
  • improve tourism seasonality patterns across Europe
  • create more and better jobs in the tourism sector
  • increase the European citizenship


The specific priorities are:

  • To Support Public-Private Partnerships in Setting Up, Developing and/or Strengthening CALYPSO structures in specific countries.
  • To provide networking opportunities enhancing collaboration between public authorities and private stakeholders, in order to promote low season trans national exchanges in any (one or more) of the four CALYPSO target groups (Seniors, Youths, People with Disability, Families with low income).
  • To illustrate how specific project deliverables could be linked to the use of the Calypso web platform, as a means to facilitate the continuation of projects beyond the co-financing period.
  • To conduct relevant studies that could improve the knowledge base and eventually facilitate low season exchanges.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,45 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 11 July 2012 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche 40/G/ENT/CIP/12/B/N/02S03 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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