Call for proposal: Thematic Routes on Underwater Cultural Heritage EASME/EMFF/2015/ Closed!


The general objective of this action is to promote the creation of touristic thematic routes on underwater cultural heritage and its preservation as a way to promote the competitiveness of the coastal and maritime tourism sector and to promote diversification in tourism offer.


This call aims at realising the following specific objectives:
  • Support the extension of the tourism season, hence contributing to improve SMEs' competitiveness and jobs growth;
  • Foster synergies between tourism and culture related activities and increase the impact on the local economy and people;
  • Foster transnational cooperation among various actors along the tourism value chain with regard to underwater cultural heritage;
  • Encourage diversification of the supply of European sustainable and cultural tourism products and services by the development of sustainable transnational underwater cultural heritage thematic tourism products;
  • Reinforce market uptake and visibility of attractive sustainable European transnational underwater cultural heritage tourism offer;
  • Valorise better the European natural and cultural underwater heritage and its potential for the further development of the tourism sector;
  • Improve the preservation and promotion of underwater cultural heritage;
  • Encourage the promotion of underwater cultural heritage routes to the public.

European community funding

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

  • 0,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 March 2016 - 5 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 Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

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