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Call: Tourism 2017

Acronym COSME
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme

COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
COSME supports SMEs in the following areas:

  • Accessing finance
  • Opening markets
  • Supporting entrepreneurs
  • Improving business conditions
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Tourism 2017
Description of call
"Tourism 2017"
General objectives of this call for proposals are to:
  • Support growth and job creation in tourism and Cultural and Creative Industries;
  • Stimulate competitiveness of the tourism industry, innovation, diversification and valorisation of European tourism offer;
  • Develop and enhance synergies between tourism and CCIs;
  • Create a favourable framework to SME’s cooperation;
  • Foster transnational cooperation of all actors along the tourism value chain;
  • Facilitate long-term European public-private partnerships.

This call for proposals only supports projects developing and promoting transnational thematic
tourism products capitalising on European cultural heritage. The transnational tourism product
must be conceived and structured around a common theme related to European cultural heritage and must use CCIs-related technology in promoting and enhancing visitors' experience.
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Thematic Focus Children & Youth, Education & Training, Capacity Building, Cooperation Networks, Institutional Cooperation, Tourism, Art & Culture, Cultural Heritage, History, Media, Digitisation, ICT, Telecommunication
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, International Organization, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, Public Services, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association, Other
Applicant details Applicants must be organisations active in the field of tourism, cultural and creative industry (CCIs), amongst others:
  • Public authorities and their networks or associations at European, international, national, regional and local level or organisations acting on behalf of a public authority
  • Managing authorities of UNESCO cultural sites
  • Training or educational institutions including universities, research centres
  • Chambers of commerce and industry, chambers of handicrafts or similar bodies and their umbrella Associations
  • Destination management organisations and their networks/associations
  • Travel Agents and Tour Operators and their umbrella associations
  • NPOs/NGOs, civil society organisations, foundations, think-tanks, umbrella associations, networks or federations of public or private bodies, whose core activity falls under tourism, CCIs
  • International, European and national organisations/associations
  • Micro, Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) acting in the tourism or CCIs sectors
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Min. 5 to max. 8 partners from min. 4 participating countries.

The consortium must be composed of at least:
  • one managing authority of a UNESCO cultural site included in the World Heritage list. The onus is on the applicant to demonstrate the direct link between the UNESCO cultural site and the managing authority. In case the UNESCO cultural site is a collective World Heritage listing, the managing authority of one (or more) of these sites (but not necessarily all) would also be eligible; and
  • one SME – Small and Medium Sized enterprise - acting in the tourism or the CCIs subsector cultural heritage; and
  • one national or regional or local public authority.
Project duration min 15 months
Project duration max 18 months
Type of Funding Grants
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