Rural tourism: first International Congress in Romania

“Rural tourism – a tool for identity building and a chance for quality standards”: this is the title of the international congress on rural tourism which took place in Alba Iulia, Romania, from 4th to 5th of May, 2011. The organization of the first international congress of rural tourism in Romania appeared after the country was … [Read more…]

Support to service innovation in Mobile and Mobility Industries and Creative Industries: call for proposal published!

In order to better assist regions and Member States in the field of service innovation, the Directorate General Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission has launched a call for proposals that will support the creation of two European Alliances: the European Mobile and Mobility Industries Alliance  and the European Creative Industries Alliance. Each of … [Read more…]

European Tourism Stakeholder Conference: tourism overcomes the economic crisis!

“Sustainable and responsible tourism as a contributor to quality of life” was the theme of the 2011 edition of the European Tourism Stakeholder Conference, held in Budapest on 12 and 13 May. During the meeting, organised by the Hungarian Presidency and the European Commission, european experts, stakeholders, tour operators discussed about health, wellness and medical tourism, … [Read more…]

Social tourism in Europe: new call for proposal within CALYPSO Programme

The Directorate General Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission has published a new call for proposal in the framework of CALYPSO. This programme aims at facilitating trans-national exchanges in the tourist low season for specific disadvantaged target groups (seniors, youths, people with disability, families with low income). Moreover, it encourages, through the social policy … [Read more…]

What Europe is doing to fight the youth unemployment?

Antonio Tajani, commissioner in charge for Industry and entrepreneurship, dedicated the celebration of the Europe Day 2011 to the young people facing difficulties in finding a job. “Effective training programmes – said Tajani in a meeting last 9 May with more than 1000 youth at Bicocca University in Milan – need to be accessible to all young … [Read more…]

Cross-border cooperation within the Mediterranean area– Call for proposal for strategic projects launched

The call for proposal for strategic projects under the multilateral cross-border cooperation programme “ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2007/2013″ is officially open! Project proposals shall refer to one of the following priorities: Priority 1 – Agro-food industry – Sustainable tourism – Integrated coastal zone management Priority 2 – Water management – Waste treatment and recycling – Solar energy Eligible countries … [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…]

EU, new rules for tourism statistics

New rules for a more systematic production of European statistics on tourism had been approved by the European Parliament  during the last plenary session. The final document will be now sent to the European Council for the final approval, that should occur in the next weeks, and will come into force, probably, next summer.