Internal Notes

Blue Economy call: €18.7 million available for funding


The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund has launched a new call of a total budget of €18,7 million. The call focuses on 3 topics: Blue Labs (Topic 1), Blue Careers (Topic 2) and Blue Economy (Topic 3). You can receive up to 80% co-financing for you project (65% for Blue Economy topic). 

World Tourism Organization and Globalia announce the first and largest worldwide competition for tourism startups


This pioneering initiative for the tourism sector reaches out to 164 countries to find startups aiming to transform tourism.

Whether tech-based or non-technological, early-stage or more mature, any startup with innovative ideas capable of revolutionizing the way we travel and enjoy tourism is welcome to participate.


Call for Proposals: Supporting the development and promotion of transnational thematic tourism products


We are pleased to inform you that a relevant call for proposals about tourism has been published:

COS-TOURSYN-2018-3-01: Supporting the development and promotion of transnational thematic tourism products—exploiting synergies between tourism and cultural and creative industries


Call for speakers m-Tourism Day 2018


Telecom Valley, the main digital association in the French Riviera, organizes its 8th edition of the International m-Tourism day on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018. This event will allow all professionals in the digital and Tourism field to meet, share and exchange their knowledge and experiences.
The theme for this year will be the Artificial Intelligence in the tourism field.

2018 Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Call for nominations


For the 4th time, the Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 competition is organised by ten leading sustainable tourism organisations and networks.

Their general aim is to highlight success stories, and to exchange good practices to make all destinations more sustainable, and better for local communities and travellers.

Call for Contribution: Amendment of the Visa Code Regulation


Feedback period: 14 March 2018 - 4 June 2018

The Commission would like to hear your views on the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code)

INTERNAL CONSULTATION: Hearing About Brexit and Tourism


The next Meeting of the European Parliament's Commission for Transport and Tourism - TRAN - will gather in Brussels on the 25 April 2018.
For that occasion, the TRAN Secretariat is preparing a hearing about the impact of Brexit in the tourism of EU.

Calls for Research Papers and Videos for 2nd UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations


The II UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations, promoted by the UNWTO together with the Kingdom of Spain and the Government of the Principality of Asturias, will serve as a forum to debate academically research work on future tourism models, based on Innovation and Technology, which allow Accessibility and Sustainable Development of tourism and the territories in the 21st century


Call for papers / Presentation of Communications

Call for actions in the framework of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year


As you know, 2018 is the EU-China Tourism Year. The objectives of this initiative are to increase visitors' flows in the EU and China, boost investment in tourism and stimulate people-to-people dialogue and mutual understanding.

More information may be found at the following link: https://ecty2018.org/


Call for contribution to the 2nd World Summit on Accessible Tourism


There is time until the 2nd of April 2018 to submit an abstract for the 2nd World Summit on Accessible Tourism - Destinations for All 2018.
The event will be organised in Brussels, on the 1st and 2nd October 2018.

Submission procedure

1 Choose your theme:

  • Destination management
  • Hosting and Security
  • Accommodation
  • Transport and Mobility
  • Products and Leisure Activities