CulTourData, the connection between ECoCs and tourism SMEs


Co-funded by the COSME programme of the European Union, the CulTourData project will valorise the productivity of the European Capitals of Culture (ECOC) network in order to explore how to support the development of tourism SMEs. All this with a data-driven approach, to boost the growth of all the actors involved, and to be more competitive, sustainable and attractive. 

The project also aims to link different tourism destinations, the European Capitals of Culture and tourism SMEs. In this way, sustainable tourism and development will be stimulated, and also the participation in the co-creation of future ECOC events programming. This will encourage synergies in multidisciplinary business approaches that mix creativity with tourism, culture and digital technology.

The partnership of CulTourData consortium includes a rich variety of profiles to reach the target groups and build on considerable expertise and experience. There are 8 partners implementing this project Consorzio Materahub Industrie Culturali e Creative, Basilicata Creativa, Inqubator Leeuwarden, Ip Leira, Economic Development Corporation, City of Chemnitz, Association of Extremadura Tourism Cluster, Košice Turizmus and ENAT. Each partner is linked to one ECoC (past, present or upcoming) to leverage experience and networks, including Matera 2019, Leeuwarden 2018, Chemnitz 2025, Košice 2013, Lieira 2027 and Extremadura 2030.

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