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Online Info Session on the Call 'Transitioning to a more sustainable and resilient ecosystem – empowering tourism SMEs' (SMP-COSME-2023-TOURSME)

Save the date and join the dedicated online info session to learn about this call and increase your chances for a successful proposal.

Invitation to register for the Info Day on the call SMP-COSME-2023-TOURISME

On 19 January 2024, EISMEA will organise an informative session about the Single Market call for proposals "Transitioning to a more sustainable and resilient ecosystem – empowering tourism SMEs (SMP-COSME-2023-TOURSME)"

The general objective of the call for proposals is to enhance the competitiveness of tourism ecosystem, in particular the SMEs in the tourism ecosystem. It aims at equipping and empowering SMEs to become more resilient by building capacity of SMEs to successfully carry out the twin transition towards more sustainable, digital and competitive practices as prioritised in the Tourism Transition Pathway.

Specific objectives of this call are:

  1. Gather best practices and raise awareness regarding resilience, digital, and sustainable changes relevant to tourism SMEs in the tourism ecosystem.
  2. Conduct 'train the trainers' activities regarding resilience, digital, and sustainable practices for key tourism stakeholders, including business associations, destination management organisations (DMO), and public authorities, to enhance awareness and knowledge spreading in tourism ecosystems.
  3. Provide targeted consulting, coaching, and technical support to SMEs in identified tourism subsectors, attempting to cover a wide geographical scope, from management consulting on sustainable measures, digital literacy or implementation of solutions proved efficient to the transition of EU tourism (e.g. Ecolabel/EMAS certification) by tourism SMEs.
  4. Offer direct support for the development of new business concepts, projects creating/promoting new products, and fostering cross-sectoral cooperation, with a special focus on projects that increase resilience and develop tourism offerings with other ecosystems (e.g. culture, agri-food, construction, proximity, social economy, textiles).

The eligible activities include financial support to third parties for innovative collaborative projects.

For more information about the "Registration of participants", you may refer to this presentation from the Central Validation Service or check this video.

Consult the SMP-COSME-2023-TOURSME call page on our website for more information about the call scope, objectives, target audience and application procedure.

Available call budget: €8 500 000.

Deadline date: 21 February 2024, 17:00 (CET)

  • tourism
  • Friday 19 January 2024, 10:30 - 13:00 (CET)
  • Online only


  1. 19 Jan 2024, 10:30 - 10:35 (CET)

    Giovanna D’ADDAMIO, EISMEA I.02

  2. 10:35 - 11:10 (CET)
    General information on the call for proposals

    Timeline, admissibility, eligibility, submission & evaluation procedure etc.

    Lucia MASAROVA & Alan VELLA, EISMEA I.02

  3. 11:10 - 11:40 (CET)
    Financial provisions of the call for proposals

    Zenaide PAOLI, EISMEA C.01

  4. 11:40 - 12:55 (CET)
    Q&A via Slido
  5. 12:55 - 13:00 (CET)
    Closing of the session

    Giovanna D’ADDAMIO, EISMEA I.02

Practical information

Friday 19 January 2024, 10:30 - 13:00 (CET)
Online only