A UK university is seeking partners to join a bid to apply for the Interreg IVA 2 Mers Seas ZeeŽn Programme, aimed at studying policy-making practices that foster the development of tourism in coastal areas. They are seeking SMEs working in tourism from eligible regions of England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands to share best social innovation practices, via research development and cooperation agreements.
The Interreg IVA 2 Mers Seas ZeeŽn Programme aims to develop an innovative, knowledge and research-based, as well as sustainable and inclusive, two seas area, where the natural resources are protected and green economy is promoted. The call has two crosscutting themes, SMEs and the maritime dimension.
A UK university is interested in applying to the stream related to SMEs and includes one other UK enterprise. The academic seeking partners offers expertise in financial and industrial economics and has a current research focus on the investment and financing of SMEs, and their interplay with public policies at both UK and international levels.
They are seeking SMEs from coastal areas in South-East England, Belgium (Flanders) and the Netherlands, or SME-related organisations that might be associations or stand-alone firms, to share their experiences and data on their daily activities with local policy-making agencies.
They are seeking collaboration via research development cooperation agreements.
The deadline for applications to this bid is 21 December 2018.
The deadline for EOIs in this profile is 16 Nov 2018.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Type: Industry/Business association
Activity: Coastal tourism/Supporting or representing coastal tourism
Specific role of partner sought: Provision of information about their daily activities and their relationship with local policy makers/Introductions to companies and providing information about the impact of local policy on coastal tourism
Evaluation scheme: Single stage
Acronym: Societal impact of policy on coastal tourism in the Channel regions
Coordinator required: No
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