About Smarter AoE project

Key project facts

Duration: 30 months (1. 1. 2022 – 30. 06. 2024)

Total budget: 1.27 mio EUR (390.000 EUR of financial support to 3rd party beneficiaries)

Project aim: Addressing specific needs of tourism SMEs (Small and Mid-size Enterprises) located in rural areas in the field of digitalization.

Project objective: Establishing an international ecosystem of tourism SMEs in the Amazon of Europe (AoE) and other Biosphere Reserves to boost social, digital and ecological innovation through collaboration, capacity building and digital transformation.

Project partners

Result Computer Systems (lead partner)

Slovenia

Institute Iskriva

Slovenia

Pomurje Technology Park

Slovenia

Business Incubator BIOS Osijek

Croatia

West Pannon Nonprofit Ltd.

Hungary

Tourism organization of Vojvodina

Serbia

Institute 22

Montenegro

Romanian Hotel Industry Federation

Romania

Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Bulgaria

Main project goals regarding tourism SMEs

  • Support SMEs (tourism service providers) along the AoE Bike Trail: accommodations, attractions, etc.
  • Increase their market visibility and marketing skills
  • Enhance their digital skills in their everyday business
  • Raise their awareness in environmental aspects (ecological footprint)
  • Establish an international ecosystem of tourism SMEs
  • Pilot actions – Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania – testing transferability of the actions implemented in the Amazon of Europe area

Cooperation opportunities for tourism SMEs

  • AoE Hub
  • AoE Academy
  • Financial support to tourism SMEs – public call
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