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Culture and tourism : ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013, focusing on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF) : mini case study Malta, grant scheme for sustainable tourism projects by enterprises, work package 9.

Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union, 2016.

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  • Title:
    Culture and tourism : ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013, focusing on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF) : mini case study Malta, grant scheme for sustainable tourism projects by enterprises, work package 9.
  • Contributor: David Bradley;
    IRS.;
    European Commission. Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.;
    CSIL.;
    Ciset.;
    BOP Consulting.
  • Subjects: European Regional Development Fund; Cohesion Fund; tourism; culture; public investment; economic and social cohesion; financing; Malta; case study
  • Rights: Terms governing use: Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged
  • Publication Details: Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union, 2016.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Summary: Grant Scheme for Sustainable Tourism Projects by Enterprises project was selected as a mini case study, as the largest project providing direct support to businesses, aiming to support the adaptation of the tourism industry to capitalise on strategic sector opportunities. The project demonstrates the challenge for a Member State keen to demonstrate robust systems of financial management, whilst securing significant investment by private sector operators in new markets. We found evidence of assisted projects having achieved strong growth in turnover post project implementation. Part of this growth may be attributable to an increase in overall tourist numbers over the 2007-2013 programe period. The availability of ERDF funding was essential for the achievement of some of the results. ERDF has, in some cases, addressed specific market failures mainly connected to the small size and fragmentation of niche tourism markets. A strong argument could be made that ERDF support helped to increase standards faster and to a higher level than would otherwise have been achieved by the private sector.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9789279588068
    10.2776/981296 doi; System number 017921733
  • Notes: October 2015.
    Bibliography note: Bibl. : p. 24.
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • UIN: BLL01017921733

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