Thematic objective: A.1 Business and SMEs development
Priority: Priority A.1.1 Support innovative start-ups and recently established enterprises, with a particular focus on young and women entrepreneurs, and facilitate the protection of their intellectual property rights and commercialisation where applicable
Brief description of the project: It aims at supporting the development & the promotion of transnational thematic tourism products with involvement of SMEs &in close cooperation with Member States. Through the project, cultural routes will be designed focusing on tangible immovable cultural heritage such as traditional historical or archaeological monuments/sites. These routes will be selected to have excellent marketing potential, to be attractive and interesting for travelers and operators, & to be able to continue after the end of the project period. It will create a cohesive SMEs involvement strategy for the Cultural Routes, and establishing strong partnerships with different authorities & stakeholders – financial, educational and governmental institutions, tourism organisations, market agents, etc., at the international, European, national and local levels – in order to produce a more stable long-term impact and to ensure increased economic and cultural benefits from Cultural Route activities
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: • Support growth and job creation in tourism and local SMEs; • Stimulate competitiveness of the tourism industry, innovation, diversification and valorization of European tourism offer • Develop and enhance synergies between tourism and local SMEs; • Create a favourable framework to SME’s cooperation; • Foster transnational cooperation of all actors along the tourism value chain; • Facilitate long-term European public-private partnerships.
Expected results: Joint Vocational Training Regional living labs Planning of cultural routes Quality of services provided across a whole destination
Partners already involved: Developmental agency of Epirus, Seven Sigma, Regional Authority of Italy & Spain
Partners searched: Public bodies from Tunisia / Jordan/ Palestine
Total estimated budget: 2500000
First name: christina
Last name: makrygianni
Name of the organisation: Seven Sigma
Type of organisation: Company or other economic operator
City: Athens
Country: Greece
Phone number: +30210 867 4100
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