Fabian Demicoli

EU Call for projects: Diversifying the EU Tourism Offer and Products –


Sustainable Transnational Tourism Products 2014 – A call for application has been opened for projects on the
topic of "Diversifying the EU Tourism Offer and Products –
Sustainable Transnational Tourism Products 2014". This is a call
issued and managed directly from Brussels and is one of the very few calls in
support of tourism.

Proposals should be presented by consortia of minimum 5 legal
entities, covering at least 4 EU Member States. 
These proposals must aim at promoting sustainable transnational tourism
products in sport or wellness activities in relation to one of the following
types of tourism: coastal or maritime or mountain or rural tourism.

The projects
should support the following aspects:

  • Nautical tourism
  • Water-based sports
  • Itineraries linked to sports
  • Itineraries linked to wellness

 

One of the
objectives of this call is to support projects that encourage the participation
of SMEs and create a framework favourable to SMEs' cooperation.

Tourism SMEs on
their own are also eligible to participate, provided that they are operating in
the following fields:

  • Tourist accommodation
  • Catering
  • Travel agencies and tour operators
  • Tourist attractions
  • Leisure & recreational
  • Cultural and sporting activities
  • Tourism related transport

 

 

In fact, the
project consortium should include at least 2 such SMEs.

The EU budget
of the call is EUR 1,000,000 and there are 5 projects expected to be funded
(max. EUR 250,000 per project, at a 75% co-financing rate from EU).

 

The
deadline for this proposal is 7th October 2014

 

 

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