DEcarbonising the TOurism Industry Post Covid-19 Support

Duration: March 2023- May 2027

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Eu co-funding:: 1.57 mil. €

Project partners:

Local energy agency Spodnje Podravje (SI),
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (EL),
Region of Crete (EL),
University of Malta (MT),
Ministry for Tourism (MT),
Thermopolis (FI),
Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia (FI),
Municipality of Campobasso (IT),
Regional Energy Agency of Pazardjik (BG),
Burgas Municipality (BG),
Middelburg Municipality (NL) ja
The European Institute for Innovation-Technology (DE).


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Contact: Mira Perttula,

Overview of the project

DEcarbonising the TOurism Industry Post Covid-19 Support – project therefore aims to support the recovery of EU tourism infrastructure sector following the Covid-19 pandemic, amidst the energy crisis, in a sustainable and low carbon way. 

In doing so, DETOCS complies with EU long-term policies for the decarbonisation of the economy. DETOCS contributes to EU Cohesion Policy, and specifically to the “Policy Objective 2 (PO2): A greener, low-carbon Europe”, as it promotes clean and sustainable energy transition of tourism infrastructure.

The DETOCS project aims are, in each of the partner regions, to:

  1. Facilitate the decarbonisation of the tourism infrastructure;
  2. Increase the energy efficiency of tourism infrastructure;
  3. Increase the energy self-sufficiency of tourism sector;
  4. Promote new and novel types of tourism, which have low energy consumption and carbon footprint (i.e., “virtual tourism”);
  5.  Assist regions to cope with the current energy crisis that increases the share of energy cost in their total operational cost threatening their profitability and economic viability.

The Regional Stakeholder Groups

An important element in achieving success in the project are the Regional Stakeholder Groups. These groups give important insight to the tourism sector, and will also be able to share project findings to a wider audience.  


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