On 10th January 2023, the evaluation committee of the DIGITOUR project gathered in a virtual format to launch the assessment procedure for the received applications under the Open Call for Tourism SMEs, Voucher 2 type.
The call for tourism SMEs has been opened on 1st October 2022 and closed for applications for Voucher 2 on 9th January, 23:59pm Brussels time. 31 applications have been received in total, where:
- 4 from Bulgaria
- 5 from the Czech Republic
- 3 from France
- 3 from Germany
- 3 from Italy
- 1 from Serbia
- 12 from Spain
The 19-member evaluation committee, with representatives from each project partnering country, launched the assessment with the first stage – administrative eligibility review. All proposals that pass the eligibility criteria will be evaluated for the quality of the proposal by 2 evaluators. An arbitration evaluation stage is foreseen if necessary.
The results will be announced on 23 January 2023, and the selected proposals and companies will be invited to sign the respective contracts by 31st 2023.
By applying to this call tourism SMEs will receive funds to implement innovation and digitisation projects. The duration of each project will be 11 months, where activities shall be concluded by 30th November 2023.