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EC Call for Proposals on Tourism and Luxury Goods
Brussels, 11 July 2014
The Commission has decided to test the possibility of developing synergies between tourism and the high-end industries at European level through this call for proposals. It aims at funding the development and promotion of a (new) European Route around one high-end product.
This call complements regional and national policies by supporting trans-European cooperation aimed at designing innovative transnational products capitalising on European shared cultural and/or industrial heritage, with a view to contributing to diversify European tourism.
The call’s specific objectives are to:
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; and/or
strengthen the management skills of public or private bodies in charge of developing thematic tourism products.
The theme of this call falls under "transnational cultural or industrial heritage related tourism products". The priority is on "product development" and "promotional phases”.
Indicative Budget: EUR 400,000
Deadline: 16 September 2014
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