Call for proposals - Cooperation projects to create transnational tourism products based on cultural and industrial heritage 44/G/ENT/PPA/12/6460 Closed!


The final goal of the present call for proposals is to complement regional and national policies by supporting transnational cooperation and joint initiatives aiming at designing innovative transnational products in the fields of cultural and/or industrial tourism, with a view to:

  1. contributing to differentiate the European tourism offer by capitalising on and giving value to the shared cultural heritage;
  2. contributing to economic regeneration and job creation in declining (post) industrial regions through interregional and transnational cooperation projects in the field of tourism.


The present call aims at supporting trans-national cooperation and public-private partnerships, in the field of cultural and industrial tourism, with a view to create and develop transnational cultural or industrial heritage related tourism products. Therefore the focus of this call is on the product development phase rather than the promotional and communication one.

The projects financed under this call of proposals should:

  • develop attractive and sustainable European cultural and/or industrial tourism products;
  • support transnational cultural or industrial themes and products which help to foster a greater sense of European identity;
  • better exploit cultural and industrial heritage from a touristic point of view;
  • promote tourism in regions in crisis or in conversion, in order to boost employment and growth in these regions;
  • facilitate exchanges of good practices and permanent discussion forums among public decision-makers, in the fields of cultural and industrial tourism;
  • facilitate and stimulate public-private partnerships and the integration of enterprises of the cultural tourism sector into regional development strategies;
  • improve the quality of the European tourism offer by a strengthened cross-border cooperation;
  • strengthen the management skills of public or private bodies in charge of developing thematic tourism products.

European community funding

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

  • 0,70 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 September 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche 44/G/ENT/PPA/12/6460 (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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