COSME Call 2019 - Boosting sustainable tourism development and capacity of tourism SMEs through transnational cooperation and knowledge transfer COS-TOURCOOP-2019-3-01 Closed!


The general objective of the action is to boost sustainable tourism development and capacity of tourism SMEs through transnational cooperation and knowledge transfer

The specific objective of the action is to develop and put in place transnational and cross-sectoral support schemes to build capacity for sustainable growth of SMEs in the tourism sector.


Examples of eligible activities include (this list is not meant to be exhaustive):

  • Communication activities about the project’s objectives to reach out to potential SMEs and the project results
  • Selection of tourism SMEs for participation in the project’s support scheme
  • Mapping of specific needs of target tourism SMEs involved in the project, to uptake innovative sustainable solutions
  • Mapping of relevant innovative initiatives, guidelines, good practices, main players, providers of sustainable solutions, opportunities for the tourism sector to become more sustainable (activities which are relevant to target SMEs involved in the project).
  • Organisation of online and offline trainings, workshops, study visits, awareness raising activities
  • Production of training materials, webinars
  • Coaching and mentoring services
  • Twinning , matchmaking, peer learning, knowledge sharing
  • Business to business matchmaking activities
  • Developing of ICT solutions, platforms for knowledge and expertise sharing, and local community involvement
  • Organisation of activities to strengthen cooperation of involved tourism SMEs with cross-sector and scaling–up support organisations including: technology centres, research institutes, innovation hubs, resource efficiency services providers, incubators and accelerators.
  • Reporting on the results of implemented capacity building activities and on the concrete uptake of innovative solutions by tourism SMEs improving tourism sustainability.
  • Other activities proposed by project partners in line with the objectives of the call.

European community funding

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

  • 5,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 24 October 2019 - almost two 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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