Competition launch: European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020

  • Agnieszka Wieczorek
  • 10/05/2019
  • Working Group
The European Commission is launching a new competition to award the title of European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020 to 2 European cities with the smartest, most innovative and inclusive approaches to their tourism development. The deadline for applications from EU cities is 10 May 2019 at 18:00 CET.  The European Capital of Smart Tourism is an EU initiative which recognises outstanding achievements by European cities as tourism destinations in four categories: sustainability, accessibility, digitalisation as well as cultural heritage and creativity. It aims to promote smart tourism in the EU, network and strengthen destinations, and facilitate the exchange of best practices. The European Capital of Smart Tourism initiative is based on a proposal from the European Parliament, which secured its funding for 2018 – 2019 through a Preparatory Action. It is implemented by the European Commission. Read more about the initiative here For more information and application, please visit the Initiative's website