Enhancing the tourism potential of the Municipalities of Kyustendil and Konche - a sustainable joint future

Project code:CB006.1.21.164
Project call:CB006.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:2.1 Enhancing the tourism potential of the region through cooperation initiatives in better preservation and sustainable utilization of natural and cultural heritage
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:18
Project final contract amount:412105.36 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:17.10.2016
Project end date:16.04.2018
Project intervention field:092 Protection, development and promotion of public tourism assets
Project summary:

The project overall objective is to improve the accessibility to natural heritage in the municipalities of Kyustendil and Konche in order to utilize the potential of these resources for development of tourism from both side of the border region. 
Project activities includes: establishment transport and pedestrian access to natural landmark “Polska Skakavitsa Waterfall’’ – reconstruction of  municipal rural road, eco trails and areas for rest and observation - Municipality of Kyustendil and installation of urban equipment and for touristic settlement Mantovo, launching of eco trails and areas for rest and observation - Municipality of Konche;  conduction of thematic workshops "Appropriate bihaviour with the clients" and “Sustainable use of nature and culture for tourism development”; development of comprehensive study and presenting of the nature potentials for tourism development in Municipality of Kyustendil; presentation of the cultural and natural touristic potentials of Municipality of Konche; presentation of local tradition by local artists from both municipalities - music performances and exhibitions; organization of forums on "Partnering in tourism development" in both municipalities.
Favourable natural and environmental characteristics of the border area provide opportunities for sustainable development of different forms of tourism serve for development subsequent projects on both sides.


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Leading partner
Municipality of Kyustendil
Municipality of Konche
South-east region