Cooperation project to develop and/or promote a European cultural route around luxury goods
The objective of the present call is to support the development and promotion of one (new) European Route around one high-end / luxury product, to test the possibility of developing synergies between the tourism and the high-end industries at European level. The call is open to three high-end products which have been selected on the basis of their economic potential and capacity to diversify European offer during the low/medium season in a wide range of Members States:
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 total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 400,000. The maximum grant per project will be EUR 400,000. The EASME expects to fund one proposal. The EU grant is limited to a maximum co-funding rate of 75% of eligible costs
Applicant organisations must be legal entities. They can be fully or partly public or private bodies; private bodies must be properly constituted and registered under national law. They must belong to one of the following categories and be active in the tourism, creative or high-end sectors, or any other field that is strictly related to the object of the proposal:
- Public authorities and their networks or associations at international, national, regional and local level.
- Training and education establishments or research centres;
- Destination management organisations and their networks/associations;
- Travel Agents and Tour Operators and their umbrella associations;
- Chambers of commerce, industry and crafts or similar bodies and their umbrella associations;
- Non-profit / Non-governmental organisations;
- International, European and national associations active in the field of tourism and related fields;
- Private bodies (SMEs…).
Proposals should be presented by consortia made of minimum 5 legal entities, covering at least 5 EU Member States or countries participating in COSME.