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Call for Proposals

European Programme on Tourism in Low Season for seniors


The European Call for proposals entitled Facilitating transnational low season tourism exchanges in Europe encouraging Senior Citizens to travel has been published has been published, in the framework of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP) by the European Commission, Directorate Service Industries on 27 June 2013.

This call for proposals reference number is: 75/G/ENT/CIP/13/B/N03S01

The general objective of this call for proposals is to facilitate transnational tourism flows of seniors within Europe in the low season with a view to:

1. Foster the demand and supply of transnational tourism for seniors;
2. Improve tourism seasonality patterns across Europe, by contributing to the extention of the tourism season;
3. Create innovative tourism packages for seniors, which will be available and sustainable after the EU co-financed period;
4. Set up and strenghten sustainable public-private European partnerships, to contribute creating a European tourism domestic market for seniors in the long term.

The specific objectives of this call and the possible activities (lists are not exhaustive and provided only for general reference) to implement them are the following:

a) To set up and/or strengthen public and private partnerships at European, national and/or regional levels, with the participation of tourism SMEs, with a view to facilitate transnational tourism exchanges for seniors in the low season within Europe.

b) To develop innovative and sustainable transnational tourism package(s) for seniors, aiming at increasing tourism flows in Europe off-season, involving at least two countries, and carry out an appropriate number of pilot tests to assess it(their) effectiveness within the EC cofinanced period.

c) To strengthen synergies with existing initiatives and transnational projects in the field of tourism.

d) To develop promotion and communication activities to disseminate the transnational packages and raise awareness on the tourism offer for seniors.

Specific Requirements related to this call are that the proposals

- Shall focus on the senior target group

- Shall be based on trans-national public and private partnerships

- Shall propose a model or mechanism for transnational exchanges

- Shall be technically and financially sustainable.

- Shall be measurable

- Shall give visibility to the European Union's support to this project.

- Shall exclude that any co-financing from the EU budget is used to subside, either directly or indirectly, any tourist travel.


The total budget available for this call  European call for proposals is 1.000.000,00 €.

The deadline for submitting proposals in the framework of this European call for proposals is 26 September  2013.

Further information on the current call for proposals is available on the European Commission’s web site


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