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The Call for SMEs Support by TRACE is open!

TRACE is launching an Open Call for SMEs Support in the tourism and culture sector to receive training and specialised consultancy for the development of circular business strategies and access environmental certification.
Apply NOW for the selection and become the next pioneer on circular and cultural tourism in EU!

Deadline: June 30th, 2023, 17:00 CET

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SMEs TRAnsition for a European Circular tourism Ecosystem

Acronym: TRACE


Tourism has been one of the sectors most acutely and pervasively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This condition has had serious implications and spill-over effects on the overall economic outlook of the Union, representing tourism a sizeable proportion of EU’s GDP.

Taking into account the specific needs of the tourism industry facing the sustainability challenge, TRACE project aims to enhance and monitor the sustainability performance of SMEs in the tourism sector, boosting their awareness, development and capacity to develop and integrate sustainable innovations in their business practice, making sustainability, resilience and circularity as key factors of competitiveness in the rapidly changing global tourism market scenario. The project will address 100 European SMEs to become “champions” of sustainability and develop a dedicated sustainability plan and using a set of key indicators on sustainability and circular economy.

Project information

  • Funded by: European Commission
  • Call: SMP-COSME-2021-TOURSME-01
  • Start date: 1 January 2023
  • End date: 30 June 2025
  • ISPC Scientific coordinator: Antonia Gravagnuolo
  • Project Leader: CNR ISPC
  • Partners: Haute École ICHEC – ECAM – ISFSC; Iniziativa Cube Srl; Agenția pentru Dezvoltare Regională Nord-Est; Anaptyxiaki Etaireia Eparchion Larnakas – Ammochostou Ltd (ANETEL); Agenzia di promozione territoriale della Basilicata (APT Basilicata); Diputación Provincial de Teruel

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The Call for SMEs Support by TRACE is open!

Deadline: June 30th, 2023, 17:00 CET

Open Call

Links and contacts

TRACE Open Call Application form 
TRACE Open Call Guide for Applicants
TRACE Open Call Announcement
Annex I – Application form template – only to read, the application is online.
Annex II – Pre-assessment questionnaire – to be filled-in after application process
Annes III – Service Agreement model – to be signed if selected for receiving a Gran

Email address for further information on the TRACE Open Call for SMEs support and TRACE Support Programme