European Destinations of Excellence –Promotion of EDEN destinations and awareness raising COS-TEDEN-2015-3-05 Closed!


The objective of this call is to support administrative bodies in charge of tourism in eligible countries to design and implement a promotional campaign to raise awareness of the EDEN project and increase the visibility of the European Destinations of Excellence selected in 2007-2015. 


The more specific aims of the EDEN initiative are to:
  • Enhance visibility of the emerging European tourist destinations of excellence, especially the lesser known,
  • Create awareness of Europe's tourist diversity and quality,
  • Promote all European countries and regions,
  • Help decongestion, combat seasonality, rebalance the tourist flows towards the non-traditional destinations,
  • Award sustainable forms of tourism,
  • Create a platform for the exchange of good practices at European level,
  • Promote networking between awarded destinations which could persuade other destinations to adopt sustainable tourism development models,
  • Trigger a greater support from national tourism organisations at local level and an increase in private sector investment in the destinations,
  • Prompt a sense of pride of the local community which will lead to addition enthusiasm for further improvement of their sustainable tourism offer.

European community funding

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

  • 0,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 June 2015 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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