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Target audience:

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Tourism, sport and leisure


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What is it about?

The TRACE Support Programme for tourism SMEs consists of targeted activities to train, consult and advise tourism SMEs to transition towards the circular economy, enhancing their sustainability performance, boosting their competitiveness, and applying for environmental certification such as EU Eco-label, EMAS or other.

Who is eligible?

SMEs active in the tourism sector.

What are the selection criteria?

The TRACE call will run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

What do you receive?

The selected SMEs will receive a Grant of € 7,200 provided by TRACE project. The Grant will be used for specialised consultancy, participation in study visits and matchmaking events to be held in Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Romania, and access environmental certification such as EU Ecolabel, EMAS, GreenKey, TravelLife, etc. Detailed information is provided in the Guide for Applicants.

Selected SMEs will be engaged in a training and coaching process and will be included in an international network of virtuous enterprises for sustainable circular and cultural tourism, establishing effective cooperation networks.

Remember what data?

The TRACE Support Programme for tourism SMEs is organized in four interconnected phases:

  • Phase 1: Capacity Building Support (June-September 2024)
  • Phase 2: Assess & Recommend (May-June 2024)
  • Phase 3: Circular Business Direct Support (Sept 2024-Apr 2025)
  • Phase 4: Financial Support for selected tourism SMEs (May 2024-December 2024)

How to apply?

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