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TOPIC : Tourism 2017

Topic identifier: COS-2017-3-03
Publication date: 26 April 2017

Types of action: COSME-GA Grant agreement
Opening date:
26 April 2017
Deadline: 29 June 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises COSME website
Pillar: More favourable conditions for business creation and growth
Work Programme Year: COSME-2017
Work Programme Part: COSME 2017
Topic Description

Support the promotion and development of transnational thematic tourism products. The aim is to support partnerships (including destinations and SMEs) developing transnational tourism products linked to cultural and creative industries.

Expected Impact:

Enhanced competitiveness of the tourism sector.

Improved digital and e-management skills and capacity to use the opportunities offered by digital tools ;

Consolidated, regular dialogue between public and private stakeholders, and exchange of views and good practices ;

Improved promotion and visibility of unique European and transnational touristic products;

Topic conditions and documents
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding:
    Described in section 6 of the Call document.

  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: Described in sections 6 and 7 of the Call document.
    Applicants must be legal entities and must correspond to the definition of at least one of the target organisations mentioned in section 6 of the call that are active in the field of tourism, cultural and creative industry (CCIs). Applicants must also be fully or partly public or private bodies; private bodies must be properly constituted and registered under national law.

    Only applications from legal entities established in the following countries are eligible:
    • EU Member States;
    • countries participating in the COSME programme pursuant to Article 6 of the COSME Regulation

    The consortium must gather a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 members/partners - different legal entities - covering at least 4 eligible countries. The consortium must be composed of at least:
    a. one managing authority of a UNESCO cultural site included in the World Heritage list ;
    b. one SME – Small and Medium Sized enterprise - acting in the tourism or the CCIs subsector cultural heritage; and
    c. one national or regional or local public authority.
    Affiliated entities, i.e. legal entities having a legal or capital link with applicants, which is neither limited to the action nor established for the sole purpose of its implementation, may take part in the action as applicants (one of the 5-8 members/partners ) in order to declare eligible costs.  For more details, please consult the text of the call available below.
  3. Evaluation

    3.1. Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: Described in sections 8 and 9 of the Call document.

    3.2. For submission and evaluation process, see the Guide for applicants.

  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: described in section 3 of the Call document.
    EASME expects to be able to inform applicants on the outcome of the evaluations during the course of December 2017.
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    COSME Grant Agreement (COS-GA):
    Standard proposal template
    CVs (Europass format recommended for the electronic submission tool)
    Model Grant Agreement - Multi-Beneficiary

  6. Additional documents:
    List of previous projects
    Frequently asked questions
    COSME Work Programme 2017
    COSME legal basis


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Deadline for submitting questions related to the content of this call: 22 June 2017.

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