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1 Funding from the European Union for the Tourism Sector: Build your pathway to the grants! Pierre-Étienne Métais, emcra GmbH Kirsi Hyvaerinen, ITB Advisory 6th March 2015 emcra GmbH -

2 Your pathway to EU grants EU Funding Framework understood EU Funding Programme(s) identified Call(s) for Proposals identified Project Idea generated Project Environment browsed Project Intervention set Application package downloaded Application filled 8 7 Application submitted Grant awarded! 9 10 emcra GmbH - 2

3 Step 1 EU Funding Framework Tourism is a competency of the European Union since 2009 EU Funds are delivered in form of grants, public contracts, prizes, loans, guarantees and equity funding. Recipients of EU Funds are legal persons established in an EU Member State or a cooperation country. The Institutions providing EU Funds are: The European Commission (EC) The European Investment Bank (EIB) emcra GmbH - 3

4 Step 1 EU Funding Framework emcra GmbH - 4

5 Step 1 EU Funding Framework Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) Total: EUR 960 bn emcra GmbH

6 Step 1 EU Funding Framework 2015 & 2016 commitments (in bn EUR) emcra GmbH

7 Step 1 EU Funding Framework emcra GmbH

8 Step 1 EU Funding Framework General principles applicable to EU grants: Co-financing Non-profit Non-cumulative award Non-retroactivity Transparency Equal treatment Eligibility criteria Selection criteria Award criteria emcra GmbH - 8

9 Step 1 EU Funding Framework emcra GmbH

10 Step 2 EU Funding Programmes for the Tourism Sector emcra GmbH

11 Transnational Programmes emcra GmbH

12 HORIZON 2020 The EU Programme for Research and Innovation ICT for digital content and for cultural and creative industries Reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint Smart, green and integrated transport Protecting the environment, sustainably managing natural resources, water, biodiversity and ecosystems Cultural heritage Innovative spatial and urban planning Freedom and security of Europe and its citizens emcra GmbH

13 Erasmus+ The EU Programme for Education, Youth and Sport Mobility project for higher education students and staff Mobility project for vocational education & training learners and staff Strategic Partnerships Knowledge Alliances Sector Skills Alliances emcra GmbH

14 LIFE The EU Programme for the Environment & Climate Action Environment and Resource Efficiency (incl. Water, Waste, Soil, Forests, Green and circular economy, Chemicals, Noise, Air quality and emission, Urban environment) Nature and Biodiversity (incl. Conservation of habitats and species) Climate Change Mitigation Climate Change Adaptation emcra GmbH

15 Creative Europe The EU Programme for support to the European cultural and creative sectors Skills, competences and know-how for the cultural and creative players Internationalisation of cultural and creative players European and international networking International touring, events, exhibitions and festivals Stimulating interest in and improving access to European cultural heritage European Capitals of Culture emcra GmbH

16 COSME The EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Tourism! Increasing tourism demand Diversifying tourism offer Enhancing tourism quality sustainability, accessibility, skills, information and innovation Improving socio-economic knowledge of the sector Increasing Europe's visibility as a tourist destination as well as of its diverse destinations. emcra GmbH

17 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) emcra GmbH

18 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Least developed regions Regions in transition Most developed regions emcra GmbH -

19 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Cross-border cooperation emcra GmbH

20 Transnational cooperation emcra GmbH

21 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) - 11 Thematic Objectives emcra GmbH

22 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) (2) ICT applications for e-culture (5) Investment to address specific risks (disasters) (6) Investment in small-scale cultural and sustainable tourism infrastructure (6) Conservation/protection/promotion of natural and cultural heritage (6) Urban environment, revitalisation of cities, conversion of sites (9) Social inclusion through improved access to social, cultural and recreational services emcra GmbH

23 emcra GmbH -

24 European Social Fund (ESF) (8) Self-employment, entrepreneurship and business creation (9) Training people in difficulty and those from disadvantaged groups to get better skills and jobs (9) Supporting mutual learning, establishing networks, and disseminating and promoting good practices and methodologies in the domain of social innovation (10) Training workers to help companies having to cope with restructuring or a lack of qualified workers (10) Promoting social entrepreneurship and vocational integration in social enterprises and the social and solidarity economy emcra GmbH

25 European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) Farm and business development: Non-agricultural activities in rural areas (accommodation, shops, restaurants, guided tours, etc.) Village renewal in rural areas: Leisure and culture infrastructure Recreational infrastructure, tourist information and small scale tourism infrastructure Maintenance, restoration and upgrading of the cultural and natural heritage of villages, rural landscapes and high nature value sites Forest: Afforestation and creation of woodland Prevention and restoration of damage to forests from forest fires and natural disasters emcra GmbH

26 European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Protection and restoration of aquatic biodiversity Support to employability and labour mobility in coastal and inland communities which depend on fishing and aquaculture Diversification of activities into other sectors of maritime economy (for example, tourism-related projects, such as eco-tourism, pesca-tourism, accommodation, tourist trails, diving, etc.) emcra GmbH

27 Global Europe Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) Cross-border tourism and cultural and natural heritage with/between candidate countries European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) Cross-border economic and social development with/between Neighbourhood countries Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) Cooperation with Latin America, South Asia, North and South East Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, other countries 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Cooperation with Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean, Pacific countries emcra GmbH

28 Guide on EU Funding for the Tourism Sector emcra GmbH

29 Project Example 1: Canoe tourism in Lithuania s waterways Objective: To address a growing demand for canoe tour business Activities: Purchase of 15 new kayaks Grant amount: < Beneficiary: Vytautas Morkūnas Location: Svedasai village, Anyksciai district Project website: emcra GmbH

30 Project Example 1: Canoe tourism in Lithuania s waterways Which EU Programme has funded this project? emcra GmbH

31 Project Example 2: MUSEUMCULTOUR (The Adriatic's museums enrich cultural tourism) Objective: To improve the Adriatic s museum attractiveness through new permanent or temporary exhibitions Grant amount: 1,922,470 Beneficiary: Province of Ascoli Piceno (Italy), partners from Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. Project website: emcra GmbH

32 Project Example 2: MUSEUMCULTOUR (The Adriatic's museums enrich cultural tourism) Which EU Programme has funded this project? IPA emcra GmbH

33 Project Example 3: Pescatourisme 83 - FLAG Groupe Varois Objective: To develop a pesca-tourism offer that is compatible with the type of fishing in the area and guarantees respect for the maritime environment Activities: Pilot pesca-tourism activities, 12 boats equipped and approved for pesca-tourism activities Grant amount: 86,140 Beneficiary: Marco Polo Echanger Autrement (France), partners from France Project website: emcra GmbH

34 Project Example 3: Pescatourisme 83 - FLAG Groupe Varois Which EU Programme has funded this project? emcra GmbH

35 Project Example 4: Sustainable Energy in Tourism-dominated Communities (SETCOM) Objective: To foster the use of sustainable energies in tourism in the partner communities. Activities: Energy audits in 10 touristic facilities, behaviour campaigns for tourists and employees, energy action plans for the regions Grant amount: 1,050,000 Beneficiary: Chamber of Commerce and Industrie of Potsdam (Germany), partners from Austria, Finland, France, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain Greece and Germany. Project website: emcra GmbH

36 Project Example 4: Sustainable Energy in Tourism-dominated Communities (SETCOM) Which EU Programme has funded this project? emcra GmbH

37 Step 3 Calls for Proposal Examples of open and forecast Calls for Proposals in 2015: Horizon 2020 The cultural heritage of war in contemporary Europe : 28 May 2015 Horizon 2020 Transport societal drivers : 23 April 2015 Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships : 31 March 2015 Erasmus+ Collaborative partnerships in the sport : 14 May 2015 Erasmus+ Not-for-profit European sport events : 14 May 2015 LIFE all types of project: 01 June 2015 COSME Promoting transnational thematic tourism products COSME Awareness raising of the EDEN initiative and promotion of the EDEN destination and network COSME Improving facilities and services for tourists with special access needs IPA Mitigating natural disaster effects in Montenegro : 30 March 2015 DCI Sustainable Development in Rural Areas in Uzbekistan : 28 April 2015 DCI Apoyo al desarollo económico local a través del sector turístico: ruta colonial y de los volcanes Resultado (Nicaragua) : 21 March 2015 emcra GmbH

38 Your pathway to EU grants EU Funding Framework understood EU Funding Programme(s) identified Call(s) for Proposals identified Project Idea generated Project Environment browsed Project Intervention set Application package downloaded Application filled 8 7 Application submitted Grant awarded! 9 10 emcra GmbH

39 emcra assists you emcra Consultancy Personalised Assistance for Successful EU-Grant Application emcra Academy Workshops, In-house Seminars, Webinars, Trainings (e.g. EU- Fundraiser) emcra Project Management Professional Know-How for Solid EU-Project Implementation (e.g. Contract Management, Finance Management, Monitoring and Evaluation) emcra Conference Innovative Facilitation for your Events emcra GmbH

40 Non-financing instruments initiated by the EU for the Tourism sector 1: Tourism Business Portal 2: Enterprise Europe Network 3: European Tourism Indicators System 4: Virtual Tourism Observatory emcra GmbH

41 1: Tourism Business Portal Tools & Tutorials Case studies Recommended readings Job offers Useful links emcra GmbH

42 2: Enterprise Europe Network Contact Points Sector Group on "Tourism and Cultural Heritage" Partnering Opportunities etc. emcra GmbH

43 3: European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS) Step-by-step guide Set of indicators Dataset sheet etc. emcra GmbH

44 4: Virtual Tourism Observatory Country Profiles Eurostat Statistics Eurobarometer Studies and Reports Useful links emcra GmbH

45 ITB ADVISORY KNOW HOW FOR EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS MISSION ITB Advisory connects governments, tourist boards, destinations and travel trade professionals with experts, who are able to solve travel and tourism related issues. VISION ITB Advisory strives to deliver the most trustworthy and effective advice through its certified network of consultants. OBJECTIVES We form a network of experts in the fields of destination development, management and marketing. ITB Advisory professionals have proven know-how and track record in their specific field of expertise. ITB Advisory acts as the matchmaker between its advisors and the client. With an established diagnostic methodology, ITB Advisory provides clients with the most effective and customized solutions. emcra GmbH

46 ITB Advisory Tel Messe Berlin GmbH Messedamm Berlin, Germany Administration Office Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 5-7/G Innsbruck, Austria emcra GmbH Tel Hohenzollerndamm Berlin, Germany emcra GmbH

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