The main objective of Preparatory Actions is to prepare future EU actions in various priority policy fields.
The objective of the grant will be to contribute to setting up and operation of a knowledge hub that can provide destinations with guidance and information related to data management, as well as business intelligence on how to source and use data and apply data-intensive information to address policy actions and strategies.
The selected beneficiary, under the present call, must set up a competence centre (knowledge hub) with a business and intelligence support scheme for destination management organisations (DMOs) across the EU, and optionally for tourism SMEs, with a view to support their transition towards data-driven management practices.
The competence centre needs to support both data management and data sharing practices across destinations and regions, as well as within a destination ecosystem. The applicants must describe in their proposals how they will set up the competence centre and its support scheme.
The competence centre’s (knowledge hub’s) support scheme must offer the following activities to destinations, although the offer must be tailored based on the destinations’ needs:
One proposal will be funded.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies), established in EU Member States.
Consortium composition – Proposals must be submitted by a consortium, which complies with all of the following conditions:
Applicants are encouraged to involve two regional and/or national statistical offices as members in their consortia.
For help related to this call, please contact: EISMEA-SMP-COSME-ENQUIRIES@ec.europa.eu