Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector (2014-2020)
Annex - additional examples for coastal and maritime tourism
Coastal and maritime tourism is Europe's largest tourism sub-sector. In 2014, nearly half of the nights spent in EU tourist accommodations were spent in coastal areas. Coastal and maritime tourism is also the largest single maritime economic activity in terms of jobs (3,2 million jobs) and value added (over 180 billion Euros). With more than one third of all tourism businesses in Europe, the sustainable growth of the sector can be particularly relevant for young people, as 45% of tourism workers are between 16 and 35 years old. Its importance and untapped potential was acknowledged by the... Commission's Communication "A Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism", adopted in February 2014. Coastal and maritime communities are vibrant and full of innovative ideas worth supporting. While EU funds are available , access to them can be challenging, in particular for first time applicants. A "Guide on EU Funding for the Tourism Sector" has therefore been prepared by the Commission in 2014 and is regularly updated. This Annex provides more examples of funded projects in maritime and coastal tourism, with greater details, as announced in the above-mentioned Strategy.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (European Commission) , Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission)
- Subject: coastal region, EU financing, EU programme, European fisheries fund, European Regional Development Fund, European Social Fund, guide, maritime area, project of common interest, regional policy, tourism, tourism policy, tourist profession