RPA was commissioned by the European Commission (DG Enterprise) to conduct a detailed review of EU policies and funding programmes with respect to their impact on tourism, and an assessment of options for potential improvements.

This study examines the impact of different EU policies, and their legislative and non-legislative initiatives, on tourism and its competitiveness (Volume 1).

The study also includes a separate guide to EU financial instruments, for stakeholders within the sector to identify and access funding (volume 2).