An initiative to reward innovative and smart tourism in European Cities
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.||
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
Competition launched on the 22 April 2021
- SUBMISSION DEADLINEApplication submission date
The deadline for applications is 16 June 2021 by 17:00 CET.
- EVALUATIONEvaluation period
Evaluation period is set for the June - August 2021
- SHORTLISTED CITIESAnnouncement Shortlisted Cities
Shortlisted cities will be announced in September 2021
- WINNERSEuropean Jury Meeting & Announcement of the winners
Announcement of the winners in November 2021
The competition is open to cities in EU Member States and COSME 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 small states with total population below 1 million, cities with 10,000 inhabitants are eligible to apply. Population size should be checked against the EUROSTAT database.