Tourban – Accelerating the capacity and innovation of SMEs for sustainable urban tourism

Tourban is an EU-funded project that supports urban tourism SMEs in becoming more competitive and more sustainable – not only from an environmental but also from an economic and social point of view. NIT is one of eight partners from seven European cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Kiel, and Tallinn.

The project provides SMEs with the skills, capacity, and financial resources they need to become catalysts for innovation and sustainability. This way, they will be able to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to increase their revenue streams through an improved visibility and positioning.

The project started on 16 September 2020 and has a duration of 30 months. Its total budget amounts to more than 1,3 million euros co-financed at a 75%-rate by the COSME programme. € 600,000 out of the project budget are dedicated to SMEs in the form of direct financial support.