Call: European Destinations of Excellence – Promotion of EDEN destinations and awareness raising
|Type of Fund||Action programme|
of programme |
COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) running from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of 2.3 bn. €.
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European Destinations of Excellence – Promotion of EDEN destinations and awareness raising
|Description of call |
"European Destinations of Excellence – Promotion of EDEN destinations and awareness raising"
The objective of the present call is to support eligible countries’ National Administrations in charge of tourism for the design and implementation of a promotional campaign in order to raise awareness of the EDEN project and increase visibility of the European Destinations of Excellence selected in 2007-2015.
|Funding area|| EFTA countries |
EU Member States
Potential Candidate Countries
|Select Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States |
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
|Eligible applicants||Public Services|
|Applicant details||The single applicant or Coordinator must correspond to the following definition: National Administration in charge of tourism in one of the countries which have selected at least one of the “European Destinations of Excellence” (EDEN) under the calls for proposals launched during the period in 2007-2014.|
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Proposals may be submitted by one single applicant individually, or in consortium with partner organisations.
|Project duration min||15 months|
|Project duration max||18 months|
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) manages COSME on behalf of the European Commission.