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Sectors: Culture - Media, Education - Training, Environment, Local development

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, SMEs, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries

Category: Call for proposals

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Eligible candidate countries: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania

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WE funding – IPA II – Develop…
Funds for: Develop the potential of tourism and enhance the awareness around environmental issues
Main beneficiaries: Local and regional authorities, CSOs

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Develop the potential of tourism and enhance the awareness around environmental issues
Main beneficiaries: Local and regional authorities, CSOs

Priorities and funded actions:

Objective
* To stimulate a balanced, inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development in the cross-border area

Priorities
* To develop the potential of tourism by promoting cultural heritage and values;
* To enhance the awareness of a greener economy, cleaner environment and climate change

Among financed actions
* Design, development and promotion of joint tourism products and services and small scale investment for building or upgrading in public tourism infrastructure;
* Training for uplifting of skills in hospitality industry;
* Marketing to enhance tourism products;
* Development of activities designed to support cooperation between SMEs, education and research & development organisations for improving business innovativeness and technology in tourism;
* Restoration/preservation, cleaning and maintenance of cultural and historical sites and associated built environment;
* Development of basic infrastructures for artistic and linguistic heritage;
* Support to joint cultural events;
* Actions to improve the flow of information and communication, as well as the establishment of communication networks;
* Promoting and supporting sustainable use of natural resources and environment;
* Support to integrated protection and management of sensitive ecosystems and proper use of surface waters;
* Support the development of integrated environmental monitoring systems;
* Actions designed to reduce the negative effects on environment and encourage environmentally-friendly economic activities;
* Joint risk management activities for fire prevention, flooding, pollution, management and coordination;
* Demonstration projects of cross-border relevance;
* Common capacity building