I-STARS: Island Sustainable Tourism Action Through Resilient SMEs



I-Stars logo with circular graphic of sea, planet and stars       Co-funded by the European Union in blue writing and European flag to the left (blue background and gold stars in a circular format)


Open Call For Tourism Businesses Is Now Open!

I-STARS has launched the Open Call for Grants for Tourism Businesses addressed to tourism businesses operating in Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Spain. Tourism businesses can apply for a grant of up to €5,600 under the I-STARS programme.

Sustainability is the present and the future of the tourism industry. Ensure the long-term success and resilience of your business in the face of evolving consumer demands, climate change, and global sustainability goals.

APPLY NOW and become a pioneer of sustainability change.


Apply For The I-STARS Grant Today!


What Is I-STARS?

The Island Sustainable Tourism Action Through Resilient SMEs (I-STARS) Project is a European-funded project all about accompanying tourism businesses on their journey towards sustainability and resilience through knowledge & skills, and through financial support by:

1. equipping them with skills & knowledge on sustainability and responsible business practices

2. financing their sustainability transition journey through grants worth up to €5,600 per applicant.


Our sister company Vagabond Tours Ltd. together with other European tourism business partners from offshore islands in Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Spain, will collaborate together on this project and their collective development will be boosted with sustainable innovations. This will be achieved through a capacity-building programme tailored for tourism Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), as well as through a subgrant scheme of up to €5,600 for each business. Deadline for tourism businesses to apply for the grant is 25 October 2023.


Project duration: January 2023 – December 2025
Budget: Total project budget €1,255,481.87 – EU Contribution €1,199,933.6


For more information on the I-STARS project, you can contact istarsireland@gmail.com.


Partners Involved In The I-STARS Project:

Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Black writing on white background with icon of Cypriot God side profile with one arm and one leg up and circular wheel in background.Vagabond small-group tours of Ireland. Graphic of small black bus and trailer, stars, shamrocks.


Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the granting authority, EISMEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Project: 101085914 — I-STARS — SMP-COSME-2021-TOURSME