Sectors: Economy - Finances, SME Policy, Tourism
Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Training centres
Regions: Balkans, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries
Category: Call for proposals
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Responsible: European Commission
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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) play a crucial role in reaching the objectives
of the Europe 2020 Strategy. Whereas they are considered as crucial engines for growth
and job creation, their competitiveness is affected by a limited exploitation of international opportunities and innovation prospects in the Single Market and beyond.
Priorities and funded actions:
– To support the extension of the tourism season, hence contributing to improve
SME’s competitiveness and jobs growth
– To foster transnational cooperation among the widest possible number of actors
along the tourism value chain
– To facilitate European public-private partnerships
– To foster seniors and young people wider sense of European citizenship through
increased intra-EU mobility
Among financed actions
– To design and to develop tourism products concepts for seniors
– To run a pilot test to validate the tourism product concept
– To measur and to evaluate the test’s results and gather the lessons learned
– To develop trans-border (or transnational) students trips to European “memory sites”
– To develop intra-EU “mobility schemes” between organisations (for example youth associations, clubs, sport associations, educational institutes, etc.), in different EU countries, fostering young people travel/tourism experiences in other EU countries