Call for proposals - Support to transnational thematic tourism products as means of enhancing competitiveness and sustainability of European tourism 43/G/ENT/CIP/12/B/N/02S022 Closed!

Objectives

The overall objective of the present call for proposals is to enhance competitiveness and sustainability of European tourism and to contribute to the creation of an environment favourable to transnational co-operation among tourism-related stakeholders with a particular emphasis on the SMEs, with a view to:

  1. Stimulating the diversification of transnational thematic tourism products with a high potential for sustainable development of the tourism sector and therefore for contributing to competitiveness in the sector;
  2. Encouraging a higher involvement of small and micro enterprises and local authorities in the development and promotion of these products;
  3. Strengthening transnational public-private cooperation aimed at developing and promoting competitive and sustainable transnational tourism products.

Actions

The present call will co-finance actions to support transnational thematic tourism products having a high potential for sustainable development of the tourism sector, by improving their visibility and market uptake. The proposals have to demonstrate and explain how the proposed actions contribute to sustainable tourism development.

Therefore, proposals should include activities falling in all of these three areas:

  1. strengthening transnational thematic tourism products with a high potential for sustainable development of the tourism sector, including the development of concrete tourist offers/packages to facilitate their market uptake;
  2. promoting and enhancing the visibility of transnational thematic tourism products through joint transnational promotion-communication activities and by, among others, providing comprehensive and practical information to potential tourists and other tourism stakeholders.
  3. facilitating public-private partnerships and the integration of tourism-related enterprises, in particular small and micro size enterprises, in the supply chain of transnational thematic tourism products as well as into regional development and tourism promotional strategies.

European community funding

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

  • 1,25 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 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 43/G/ENT/CIP/12/B/N/02S022 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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