COSME Call 2017 - Supporting the Promotion and Development of Transnational Thematic Tourism Products Linked to Cultural and Creative Industries COS-TOURCCI-2017-3-03 Closed!


The specific objectives of this call for proposals are to:

  • Strengthen transnational cooperation with regard to European cultural heritage and tourism;
  • Raise awareness of European cultural heritage and increase its value, attractiveness and its potential for the development of the tourism sector;
  • Encourage the development and diversification of the supply of tourism products and services by enhanced promotion of transnational thematic tourism products related to cultural heritage;
  • Strengthen cross-border cooperation and the management skills of public or private zodies in charge of developing and promoting transnational thematic tourism products related to cultural heritage;
  • Better market uptake and visibility of attractive European transnational tourism products focused on European cultural heritage;
  • Enhance the competitiveness of the European tourism product through the use of CCI-related technologies;
  • Create solid public-private partnerships and ensure cross-fertilisation of knowledge and experience between the participating destinations/organisations.


Applicants are free to propose any kind of activities, fulfilling, as a minimum, all of the following four areas:

  1. Develop a transnational  tourism  product related  to European  cultural  heritage and  the facilitation of its market uptake after the end of the project's co-financing period;
  2. Promote and  enhance the  visibility  of a transnational  tourism  product related  to European cultural  heritage by  using  CCIs-related  technologies through  joint transnational  promotion-communication  activities  and  by,  among  others,  providing  comprehensive  and  practical information to potential tourists and other tourism stakeholders;
  3. Facilitate public-private partnerships and the integration of tourism enterprises, in particular small   and   micro   enterprises,   as   well   as public authorities, in  the   supply   chain   of transnational   tourism   products   as   well   as   into   regional   development   and   tourism promotional strategies;
  4. Increasing  SMEs skills  and  opportunities  in  transnational  cooperation  and developing tourism productsrelated to European cultural heritage.

European community funding

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

  • 1,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 June 2017 - 4 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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