Cities from Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine can apply until 16 June to become European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022
June 2, 2021

Cities from Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine can apply until 16 June to become European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022


Cities from Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine are invited to take part in the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022 competition. This initiative rewards European cities for outstanding, innovative and sustainable tourism practices.

The competition is open to cities in EU member states and COSME countries, with populations of over 100,000. In countries where no city has more than 100,000 inhabitants, the largest city is eligible to apply. For small states with a total population below 1 million, cities with 10,000 inhabitants are eligible to apply.

In order to compete for the 2022 European Capital of Smart Tourism title, cities are asked to demonstrate their innovative tourism practices in four areas: accessibility, sustainability, digitalisation, cultural heritage and creativity. The European Jury will select two winners, the European Capitals of Smart Tourism 2022, which will be announced in November 2021. 

Both winning cities will receive expert communication and branding support throughout 2022. This will include the production of a promotional video, a large hashtag sculpture to install in a prominent location, diverse promotional activities and visibility at the EU level.

The deadline for applications is 16 June.

The European Capital of Smart Tourism is an EU initiative, currently financed under the COSME Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.

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