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Sustainable maritime and coastal tourism in the Outermost Regions

The main objective is to support the blue economy in the EU’s Outermost Regions through projects that promote innovative and sustainable solution in coastal and maritime tourism and contribute to protect marine biodiversity.


Publication date
13 October 2022
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
Level of funding
EU level




The main objectives of this call are:

  • Supporting tourism stakeholders to tap into the growing ecotourism market, while preserving the marine and coastal environment and their rich biodiversity and ecosystems and strengthening the sector's resilience to climate change;
  • Boosting innovation and digitalisation in the tourism sector, thus increasing its contribution to economic growth and jobs in their territories and in line with Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) as far as relevant;
  • Improving the business environment for tourism SMEs, mobilising private-public investments, enhancing socio-economic and market intelligence and territorial marketing based on the unique assets of the region, diversifying and increasing the visibility of the tourism offer and products.

Activities/actions supported

The call supports a wide range of actions, including the following with a focus on skills:

  • activities accelerating the digital transformation processes including tourism data management and digital skills;
  • contributing to the establishment of or participation in National or Regional Skills partnerships in the partner Member States.

Anticipated outcomes

The anticipated outcomes of the skill-related actions include:

  • upskilling and reskilling of employees in the tourism sector (both employed and unemployed);
  • establishing new start-ups;
  • increased investments and jobs creation.

Institution providing the funding

European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)

Size of funding

1 959 707 euro



Overview of eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible, the applicants must: be legal entities established in one of the eligible countries (i.e., EU Member States). Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 3 applicants, including for minimum 2 independent entities from 2 different Outermost Regions.

Overview of award criteria

Project proposals will be assessed taking into account the following three criteria, for a maximum score of 30 points:

  • Relevance (up to 10 points)
  • Quality (up to 10 points)
  • Impact (up to 10 points)



Application procedures

Organisations need to create a user account and register using this link.

Furthermore, the proposal must  be submitted in 3 parts:

  • Part A:  administrative information about the applicant organisations and the summarised budget for the proposal (to be filled in directly online).
  • Part B:  technical content of the proposal. Organisations need to download the mandatory word template, fill it in and upload it as a PDF file.
  • Annexes to be uploaded as PDF file. 

Application forms are available in the link of the call (see below).

Application support available

Applicants can consult the Funding & Tenders FAQ at this link.


Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info