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Call: Boosting the uptake of digitalisation, innovation and new technologies in tourism through transnational cooperation and capacity building

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Programme
Acronym COSME
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"COSME"

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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Call
Boosting the uptake of digitalisation, innovation and new technologies in tourism through transnational cooperation and capacity building
Description of call
"Boosting the uptake of digitalisation, innovation and new technologies in tourism through transnational cooperation and capacity building"
The general objective of this Call is to boost the uptake of digitalisation and innovation by tourism SMEs through transnational cooperation and capacity building.  
The action aims at: 
  • Reinforcing transnational and cross-border cooperation, in particular integration of tourism businesses and stakeholders in transnational and inter-regional innovation ecosystems to enable smart and sustainable growth of tourism SMEs;
  • Fostering SMEs’ capacity and skills to improve their use of new digital technologies, resulting in new business models in tourism;
  • Fostering innovative solutions for improving tourism management and the tourism offer through cooperation within the tourism ecosystem, including public-private partnerships.
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Thematic Focus Research & Innovation, Technology Transfer & Exchange, Tourism
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants Research Institution, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), NGO / NPO, Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, International Organization, Public Services, National Government, Start Up Company, University
Applicant details
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details
In order to be eligible, a proposal must be submitted by a consortium composed of:
  • a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 different legal entities covering at least 5 eligible countries; 
  • a minimum of one but not more than two public authorities and bodies;
  • a minimum of one business support organisation.
Recurring Call No
Project starts 01.01.2016
Project duration min 25 months
Project duration max 36 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total Call budget: 8 million €
Amount per Project: max. 1 million €
Between eight and ten proposals are expected to be funded
Co-financing rate: max. 75%
Submission Online via Funding & Tenders Portal
Contact Details
EASME-COSME-ENQUIRIES@ec.europa.eu

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