Vouchers for Albanian tourism SMEs to support digitalisation offered by the RESETTING project

Publication date
June 1, 2022
September 30, 2022
Short description

The RESETTING project aims to help beneficiaries to have a broader understanding of the different digital tools that are currently in the market and whose adoption can assist to make tourism SMEs, not only more profitable but also more innovative, competitive and sustainable in the long run. The call aims to foster SMEs’ capacities and skills to uptake innovative, digital and smart solutions and new technologies, which will improve their tourism management and the tourism offer in general. This call also addresses training and business needs that tourism SMEs require to adapt to trends, challenges and opportunities.

Geographically, the call is limited to entities from certain areas in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy and Albania (Tirana, Vlora, Shkodra, Gjirokastra, Fieri, Berati or Korça).

The deadline for application of this first call is 30 September 2022 at 17:00 CET. Further calls will be published at a later stage.


What kind of activities are funded?

The beneficiary’s action plan should include actions that improve their use of digital and smart technology, such as improving their data management in-house practices, embracing innovative tools based on artificial intelligence, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), streamlining communication channels etc. Hence, the ultimate objective shall be to raise the improved competitiveness levels of the SME by offering more customized, efficient and effective tourism products whilst improving the quality of your services.

The following table shows a detailed list of eligible activities for the SMEs’ action plan:

  • Travel and allowance costs for active participation and learning actions
  • Digital innovation investments
  • Smart tourism tools
  • Advisory services
  • Improving skills to digitalize the operation of the SME
  • Adapting operational procedures
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality, Crowd detection, Drone-based and Beacon-based sustainable tourism tools (see examples here)

* It is important to underline that this set of activities should foster transnational and cross-border cooperation in digitalisation, innovation new technologies and smart tourism.

Financial support

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following amounts:

  • Minimum amount: € 7.000
  • Maximum amount: € 9.000

The financial support shall take the form of a voucher. The exact voucher amount will depend on the budget presented in the Application form by the SME and clearly agreed with the relevant BSO in the Action Plan Agreement (APA).

For further information such as legal texts, evaluation proceedures, etc, please see the source page of this call: https://www.resetting.eu/opencall/

You need to be a Small and medium enterprise (SME) as defined by the EU recommendation 2003/361 and working in tourism from one of the following categories:

contact: opencall2022@resetting.eu.

The RESETTING project has received funding from the COSME Programme (EISMEA) under grant agreement No.101038190

  • Competitiveness-Innovation
Geographical focus
  • Albania
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Elke Dall on August 31, 2022
Modified on August 31, 2022