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European Capitals of Smart Tourism

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The European Commission rewards European cities for outstanding, innovative and sustainable tourism practices. It is supported by the COSME programme and results from a preparatory action proposed by the European Parliament.

How to apply in three easy steps

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Step 3

Create an account and provide contact details 

Submit your application & supporting documentsTell 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. 
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Competition timeline

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  1. LAUNCH
    Competition launch

    The competition will launch on 31 March 2022

  2. SUBMISSION DEADLINE
    Application submission date

    The deadline for applications is 1 June 2022, 17:00 CET

  3. EVALUATION
    Evaluation period

    Applications will be evaluated between June and August 2022

  4. SHORTLISTED CITIES
    Announcement Shortlisted Cities

    The shortlisted cities will be announced in September 2022

  5. WINNERS
    European Jury Meeting & Announcement of the winners

    The winners will be announced in November 2022

Eligibility

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. 

 

Download the Guide for Applicants

Pubblicazioni di carattere generale31 marzo 2022
Guide for Applicants
European Capital of Smart Tourism Guide for Applicants
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(2.08 MB - PDF)
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