Call for proposals - Facilitating transnational low season tourism exchanges in Europe encouraging Senior Citizens to travel CIP Closed!


The general objective of this call for proposals is to facilitate transnational tourism flows of seniors within Europe in the low season with a view to:

  1. Foster the demand and supply of transnational tourism for seniors;
  2. Improve tourism seasonality patterns across Europe, by contributing to the extention of the tourism season;
  3. Create innovative tourism packages for seniors, which will be available and sustainable after the EU co-financed period;
  4. Set up and strenghten sustainable public-private European partnerships, to contribute creating a European tourism domestic market for seniors in the long term.


  • To set up and/or strengthen public and private partnerships at European, national and/or regional levels, with the participation of tourism SMEs, with a view to facilitate transnational tourism exchanges for seniors in the low season within Europe.
  • To develop innovative and sustainable transnational tourism package(s) for seniors, aiming at increasing tourism flows in Europe off-season, involving at least two countries, and carry out an appropriate number of pilot tests to assess it(their) effectiveness within the EC cofinanced period.
  • To strengthen synergies with existing initiatives and transnational projects in the field of tourism.
  • To develop promotion and communication activities to disseminate the transnational packages and raise awareness on the tourism offer for seniors.

European community funding

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

  • 1,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 September 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:

  • 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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