As part of the 2011 implementation of the preparatory action programme, the European Commission wishes to continue identifying appropriate mechanisms facilitating the development of tourism exchanges between Member States/Candidate countries. Therefore the Commission intends launching a Call for Proposal – quite similar to the 2010 Call – to continue supporting tourism-related authorities in strengthening structures to undertake trans-national low season pan European exchanges. This will be done around April 2011. Moreover, the Commission also intends working on the creation of a web based Demand – Support platform as a means to facilitate tourism exchanges. Another Call for Proposals will be launched in this regards towards the end of the second quarter 2011.