News New support opportunities for SMEs!

Gordon Sillence/ ECOTRANS, 10th February 2022

From this week onwards SMEs in 6 European countries can apply for an EU support package to enable them to improve their tourism company performance by developing expert-driven sustainable transformation of the way they do business.




For tourism businesses in 6 countries

The call is open to hotels, holiday and other short stay accommodation, camping sites, trailer parks and travel agents/tour operators in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Italy and Romania. SMEs will receive an expert-led support package worth between 4,800 – 8,850 Euros to gain know-how to implement sustainability changes in their businesses; to prepare them for 3rd party sustainability certification; and become part of a European and global supply chain map of green tourism businesses.

The call closes on Mon 11th April. SMEs who are successful will benefit from the Going Green 2030 innovation training and implementation program in the COSME project. SMEs, destination managers and business support organisations should know that this is European money and can be matched to national funds, making it additional support to tourism sector to make a green recovery in our post-covid 19 world. The who, how, what, were and when will all be part of a year-long expert-led journey to green tourism as part of the European and global 2030 Agenda.

For further admission criteria, please refer to the country-specific SME Call page with access to the national application guidelines, application form and contacts on the Tourism 2030 Portal page at


Which business categories can apply (NACE Codes)?

Hotels and similar accommodation (NACE 55.10)

Holiday and other short-stay accommodation (NACE 55.20)

Camping grounds, recreational vehicle parks and trailer parks (NACE 55.30)

Travel agency, tour operator reservation service and related activities (NACE 79)


The European Tourism Going Green (ETGG) 2030 project is supported by a Europe-wide network of sustainability experts, universities, business associations, chambers of commerce, tourism organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) using the Tourism 2030 Portal to cluster their services to SMEs.

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Keywords ETGG2030
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Topics Good Governance & CSR , Knowledge Networking, Training and Education