Survey on Collaborative Economy Initiatives TouriSMEshare Project
TouriSMEshare project aims to explore the potential of sharing economy for the growth of European SMEs and Social Enterprises (SE) in the sustainable tourism and cultural heritage related sector, promoting tourism services with lower environmental and socio-cultural impacts and a higher involvement of tourists in natural and cultural capital preservation. In this way, the proposal provides a contribution in meeting the needs of demand and supply for sustainable tourism experiences in the context of sharing economy.
Main objectives of the proposal are:
- to map and link up existing platforms for tourism in the sharing economy in the European countries involved, identifying those that provide sustainable tourism services by reducing environmental and socio-cultural impacts, while fostering sustainable growth
- to exchange experience with key stakeholders
- to identify and assist SMEs, including Start Ups, social enterprises, and other players with a high potential and ambition to use the possibilities of the shared economy.
The following questionnaire aims to identify and analyze collaborative economic initiatives and platforms, their business and governance models, the value generated, the socio-economic and environmental impacts, going through the following dimensions: Background information, Company’s general overview, Business Model, Business Competition, Business Impact, Business Creation, Business Challenges
Through the questionnaire, the TouriSMEshare project will provide a scenario of the phenomenon in the four partner countries, detecting opportunities and threats of the collaborative economy in tourism and cultural heritage. Results gathered in aggregated form, will be collected and will merge in to the final TouriSMEshare Guidelines to sharing economy services in tourism and cultural heritage tourism and cultural heritage.
TouriSMEshare is a project financed by the COSME programme in the framework of the call “Opportunities for European Entrepreneurs in the Sharing Economy 251/G/GRO/PPA/16/9953” and it involves partners from 4 countries: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy), Gis-Transfercenter Foundation (Bulgaria), Cámara Oficial de Comercio Industria y Navegación de Mallorca (Spain), INESC TEC – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência (Portugal). All project partners belong to the Enterprise Europe Network, the largest network created by the European Commission, supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), worldwide. EEN is active in more than 60 countries with over 3,000 experts from more than 600 branches. It provides a full range of free services to promote internationalization, technology transfer and innovation, as well as information to access EU programs, and other sources of finance.
*Individual survey results are not public. Results, gathered in aggregated form, will be collected and will merge in to the final TouriSMEshare Guidelines to sharing economy services in tourism and cultural heritage. In relation to the aforementioned objectives, respondents may take the opportunity to be mentioned in the Guidelines, as “members of the TouriSMEshare Community”. Personal information will be collected by the Partners of the project, only for the intended purposes of the Project. These information will be kept confidentially and will not be shared with any other third party, fully in accordance to the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR (European Parliament and Council of the European Union – Regulation (EU2016/679)). Personal information will be stored by the partners’ Project database for five years from the end of the project activities, in accordance with the general EU projects provision, and in relation to the possibility of European officers’ monitoring visits. Respondents can access their responses at any time or request that any personal information collected will be deleted.