Call for proposal : Cooperation projects to support transnational tourism based on European cultural and industrial heritage – 69/G/ENT/PPA/13/411
The final goal of the present call for proposals is to complement regional and national policies by supporting transnational cooperation and joint initiatives aiming at designing innovative transnational products in the fields of cultural and/or industrial tourism, with a view to contributing:
1) to differentiate the European tourism offer by capitalising on and giving value to the shared cultural heritage;
2) to economic regeneration and job creation in declining (post) industrial regions through interregional and transnational cooperation projects in the field of tourism.
- helping the design of tourism strategies
- promote tourism in regions in crisis or in conversion, in order to boost employment and growth in these regions;
- facilitate exchanges of good practices, the development of networks and of discussion platforms between public decision-makers and the private sector, in the fields of cultural and industrial tourism.
- facilitate and stimulate public-private partnerships and the integration of enterprises of the cultural tourism sector into regional development strategies;
- improve the quality of the European tourism offer by a strengthened cross-border cooperation;
- strengthen the management skills of public or private bodies in charge of developing thematic tourism products;
Applicants are free to propose any kind of action in line with this call’s objectives.
Possible type of action:
- combination of industrial heritage and living industry (visit of enterprises and their museum) as long as the proposal complies with the non-profit principle of the call
- products around world-known historical figures (European or having lived in Europe)
- products targeting diasporas (e.g. come and visit the place of your ancestors)
- “spiritual” routes
- gastronomic routes as long as they are built around a European narrative (e.g. where an aliment was first introduced, how it spread through Europe, description of commercial routes and different ways to prepare it …; by opposing to the presentation of unrelated products)
- routes starting or ending outside Europe • “experience” tourism
Maximum budget allocated for EU financing under this call: € 1,000,000
Indicative number of projects: 5
Maximum EU financing rate of eligible costs: 75 %
Maximum EU financing amount per project: € 200,000
Applications from legal entities established in one of the following countries are eligible: EU Member States
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