Supporting the enhancement and promotion of sustainable transnational thematic tourism products ENT/CIP/13/B/N03S04 Closed!



The overall objectives of the present call for proposals are the following:
  1. To support the enhancement and promotion of sustainable transnational thematic tourism products contributing to the development and promotion of sustainable tourism in Europe by improving their visibility and market uptake.
  2. To contribute to the creation of an environment favourable to transnational co-operation among tourism-related stakeholders with a particular emphasis on the SMEs.
It aims at:
  1. Strengthening trans-national cooperation, with regard to sustainable tourism;
  2. Encouraging a higher involvement of small and micro enterprises and local authorities;
  3. Stimulating competitiveness of the tourism industry by means of an enhanced focus on the diversification of sustainable tourism thematic products.




A transnational thematic tourism product is meant as made up of a set of tourism destinations/attractions/services and taking the form of a transnational route/itinerary/trail/tourism offer, either physical (based on physical infrastructure) or conceptual (linking places/destinations/attractions) having a common thematic link and a high potential for sustainable tourism development.

Moreover, the tourism product must:

  1. BE TRANSNATIONAL: to cover/be developed in at least 4 countries.
  2. BE THEMATIC - A transnational tourism product must be conceived, structured and developed around a common theme.
  3. BE ALREADY DEVELOPED: The aim is to support the market uptake of the products that have already achieved a certain development stage


European community funding

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

  • 1,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 03 July 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call text (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

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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