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PROGRAMME CONCERNED Implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Work Programme 2016 Action 220.127.116.11–Nautical Routes for Europe The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, hereafter referred to as "EASME", acting under the powers delegated by the European Commission (also referred as "the Commission"), is launching a call for proposals with a ...
My name is Viviana González, Public Sector Consultant at Deloitte Spain. I’m writing on behalf of my client, the Municipality of Arona, located in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain).
We want to know if someone are currently preparing a proposal for the call of Nautical Routes for Europe. In this case we would like to have more information about your proposal in order to consider a possible...My name is Viviana González, Public Sector Consultant at Deloitte Spain. I’m writing on behalf of my client, the Municipality of Arona, located in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain).
We want to know if someone are currently preparing a proposal for the call of Nautical Routes for Europe. In this case we would like to have more information about your proposal in order to consider a possible partnership.
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BUDGET AVAILABLE The total budget earmarked for this action is EUR 1,500,000. This budget might be increased by maximum 20%. It is estimated that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 250,000 and EUR 300,000 would allow the objectives of this call for proposals to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals...
Question: In our proposed route, can we foresee to link some of the coastal sites by land or by air, or should we do it only by sea? Answer: Please be referred to the definition of a "nautical route" for the purpose of this Call for Proposals, in section 2.1. The "nautical route" definition requires a minimum of "tourism activities in the areas of nautical tourism and/or water sports at sea as a...
Question: Is the launch in the market of the nautical route to be implemented by the end of project or has it to be foreseen in the long-term strategy for the establishment and exploitation of the nautical route? Answer: The launch in the market needs to be part of the long-term strategy built within the project duration. One of the expected results within the project duration, listed in section...
Question: Do applicants have to be only from EU Member States or does the consortium require the involvement of a partner in a third country? Answer: Consortium members in the application can be from (at least two) EU Member States only. It can be also a combination of Member State(s) and eligible third country(ies). Section 6.3 of the Call for Proposals stipulates: "The consortium must consist...
Question: We understand that the main goal of the program is to develop and promote international thematic routes, and not their creation? Answer: The general objective of the Call explicitly targets the creation of transnational touristic thematic routes. The Call objective is described in section 2.1 of the Call for Proposals as to "support the development of transnational thematic tourism...
Question: Some of our planned activities are located 12 km from the coast in a river. Could we apply if our proposal only includes activities in a river or should we only include activities in the coast? Answer: The nautical routes definition in the call for proposals section 2.1 establishes, among other requirements, a minimum of 2 geographical sites to target nautical tourism and/or water...
Question: Can other participants be added after submitting the application? No, a consortium cannot be modified after the submission of the application, consequently other participants to the project cannot be added after the submission of the application.
Question : Can the writing of the project be an eligible cost? No, the writing of the project proposal cannot be considered as an eligible cost. Eligible costs can only be considered from the start of the project itself.
Implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Work Programme 2016
Action 18.104.22.168–Nautical Routes for Europe
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, hereafter referred to as "EASME", acting under the powers delegated by the European Commission (also referred as "the Commission"), is launching a call for proposals with a view to concluding grant agreements to develop and promote transnational touristic thematic routes and transnational thematic tourism products in the fields of nautical tourism and water sports tourism.
As competition in tourism is now worldwid
e, the EU has to develop innovative and competitive products to attract tourists who are no longer only looking for the "sea and sun" option.
Thus, the Strategy for Coastal and Maritime Tourism encourages EU Member States, local and regional authorities and the tourism sector to develop more targeted products, offering unique experiences to customers.
The EU maritime heritage offers a competitive advantage in comparison to the rest of the world.
Unfolding the potential of our natural and cultural heritage as a touristic attraction requires us to first and foremost ensure its protection for the future generations.
In particular, with regard to nautical tourism, sailors, boaters and water sports practitioners are increasingly looking for a more diversified tourism offer to complement their holiday programs.
Synergies with other maritime and coastal activities should thus be encouraged.
Transnational thematic tourism products and services are an important niche market with a large growth potential (e.g. cultural routes crossing several countries, industrial heritage sites in various Member States). Whilst recognising the important role Member States play in developing and implementing strategies for tourism at national and regional level, the Union should help the development and promotion of transnational tourism products which embody common European shared values and heritage and promote Europe as a "unique tourism destination".
The main objective of this call for propo sals is to support the development of transnational thematic tourism products and their promotion through the creation of transnational touristic thematic routes in coastal regions in the areas of nautical tourism and water sports tourism at sea.
The tourism products developed should aim at promoting at least one of the following segments: nautical tourism and water sports tourism at sea. Applicants are encouraged to create and enhance synergies with other relevant tourism segments such as food and wine tourism, culture tourism, health and wellbeing tourism and cruise tourism.
The routes created by the projects must be innovative in the sense that they result in a diversification of the coastal and maritime tourism offer in Europe.