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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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