COSME Call 2018 - Supporting the Development and Promotion of Transnational Thematic Tourism Products: Exploiting Synergies between Tourism and Cultural and Creative Industries COS-TOURSYN-2018-3-01 Closed!


This action seeks to enhance the competitiveness of European tourism and promote the image of Europe as a global tourist destination of excellence.
The Commission wishes to support projects which are innovative in their approach, propose sustainable solutions and are based on the close cooperation with and involvement of tourism and CCIs-related SMEs and professionals.
Within the general and specific context explained above, the general objective of the action is to explore the spill-over effects of culture and creativity on tourism products and services in terms of:

  • revitalising tourism attractions and destinations, and diversifying transnational tourism experiences;
  • prolonging seasonality of EU destinations and/or enhancing sustainability of tourism offers;
  • boosting innovation across transnational tourism value chains.


In line with the objectives, thematic context and priorities mentioned above, the present call for proposals will support the following type of activities:

  • The mapping of tourism attractions, sites, destinations and tourism related services, that could be linked to the identified theme;
  • The development of transnational tourism products and services, which have excellent marketing potential, are attractive and interesting for intra-European and/or long haul travellers and travel operators, and can continue after the end of the co-financing period;
  • The creation of new technological or organisational solutions to attract and engage visitors;
  • The implementation of medium-to-long-term joint communication/promotion and market uptake strategies;
  • The development of creative promotional activities offering practical information and useful tools for potential tourists;
  • The implementation of awareness raising and dissemination actions (e.g., the production of audio-visuals, communication activities, publications, websites, participation in fairs, partnerships with international media, etc.).

European community funding

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

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 19 July 2018 - 3 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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