Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: an opportunity for rural tourism. Angela Di Rubbo, who manages “Regio Tratturo Agriturismo” tells us her story as host organization.

My name is Angelica Di Rubbo and I manage my family-run agritourism called Regio Tratturo and located in Ariano Irpino (www.regiotratturo.com), Southern Italy. At the beginning of 2012, Jleg Consulting suggested that we take part in the “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs”, an exchange program promoted by the European Commission. Our first thought was that this … [Read more…]

EP TOURISM TASK FORCE PRIORITIES FOR 2012/2013

The European Parliament Tourism Task Force, in line with the Report on “Europe the world’s No 1 tourist destination” (2011),  proposes six priorities to work on for 2012 and 2013 : Cooperation, Tourism for all, Attracting New Flows, Diversification, Quality, Resources.  The Task Force is chaired  the TRAN Chair, currently  Mr Brian Simpson, and the standing Rapporteur from the … [Read more…]

EU Call for proposal: EUROPEAN EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR ACCESSIBLE TOURISM

The EU Commission has published a new call for proposals in the framework of the Preparatory action “Tourism and accessibility for all”, financed by the European Parliament. The overall purpose of this call is to” incentivise and reward European destinations which make accessibility as a key priority in their promotional offer”. Specific aims of the European Excellence … [Read more…]

EU signs new partnership with UNESCO on education, culture, science and human rights

A new deal that will boost cooperation, dialogue and help to share information and best practice between the European Union (EU) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was signed between the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, … [Read more…]

Blue Economy: New Maritime Agenda for growth and jobs adopted

A European agenda for creating growth and jobs in the marine and maritime sectors was adopted yesterday the 8th of October by European Ministers for maritime policy and the European Commission, represented by President Jose Manuel Barroso and Commissioner Maria Damanaki at a conference in Limassol organised by the Cypriot Presidency. The declaration proposes a … [Read more…]

Interested in funding for implementing cultural projects? Join the “Culture Infoday 2011”

In Brussels on Monday, 30 May there will be an Info day on the Culture Programme, jointly organized by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and by the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) which is in charge of the daily management of the programme. The event will provide information on calls for proposals and practical advices on the preparation and submission of project … [Read more…]

Got a great business project that could make Europe greener? The 2011 Eco-innovation call for proposals may be for you!

On Wednesday, April 27 the European Commission launched the 2011 call for proposals under the initiative CIP Eco-innovation First Application and Market Replication Projects (CIP Eco-innovation). CIP Eco-innovation supports projects on the first application or market replication of eco-innovative techniques, products, services or practices of EU relevance which have already been technically demonstrated with success … [Read more…]

Tourism funding from the Commission

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 … [Read more…]