Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector
The European Commission, Directorate-General GROWTH International Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, published the 2017 version of the Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector (2014-2020). The document can be downloaded here.
The guide has a useful compilation of all EU funding sources, both for the private and public sector, to start, improve or develop tourism-related activities. It gives practical answers on the type of actions supported, funding source available, and eligibility for each fund. Across the guide, you will find inspirational examples, to better help you choose the correct funding tool. The manual is also available in other European languages.
In Europe, tourism has a strategic importance as it is the third largest economic sector. According to the DG Growth, “a specific guide was necessary because of the diversity of the tourism sector’s needs and the range of EU thematic programmes that can consequently support it.”
This guide is of special importance to all Parks and partners working within the framework of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas.