How to apply in three easy steps
Create an account and provide contact details
|Submit your application & supporting documents||Tell us how you learned about the award|
Create an account with your name and email and log in with the password. Now, provide all necessary contact details.
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Provide a description of your city as a tourist destination in general and under each category. We also ask you to upload a signed endorsement from the city’s mayor.
|Please indicate where you first heard about the European Capital of Smart Tourism initiative.|
- LAUNCHCompetition launch
05 May 2023
- SUBMISSION DEADLINEApplication submission date
05 July 2023, 17:00 CET
- EVALUATIONEvaluation period
July - August 2023
- SHORTLISTED CITIESAnnouncement of Shortlisted Cities
- WINNEREuropean Jury Meeting & Announcement of the winner
November / December 2023
The competition is open to cities in EU Member States and COSME (Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom) and Single Market (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) countries, with populations of over 100,000. In countries where no city has more than 100,000 inhabitants, the largest city is eligible to apply. For smaller states with total population below 1 million, cities with 10,000 inhabitants are eligible to apply. Population size should be checked against the EUROSTAT.