Think nature, water and culture – be an EU tourist

Project code:CB006.1.21.171
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:15
Project final contract amount:495476.58 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:17.10.2016
Project end date:16.01.2018
Project intervention field:092 Protection, development and promotion of public tourism assets
Project summary:

The project overall objective is stimulating sustainable tourism development based on the natural and cultural heritage through small scale investments for improvement of accessibility to natural and cultural heritage, as well as activities related to the further capacity building and support for joint educational tourism program development.
The project’s purpose will be achieved through implementation of folowing activities jointly managed by project partners: Construction of local road in Lipkovo. This activity will build and asphalt local road towards Lipkovo Lake in total length of 1.72 km and 4 meters wide; Development of touristic map for Lipkovo; Development of the Bistrica bank River into tourism attraction. This activity will reconstruct and develop into a tourism attraction the second part of the river bank in the village including pedestrian area, bicycle lane, rest area with benches and other equipment, nice lightening and improvement of three bridges along the river; Design and production of digital interactive tourist map of the region of Satovcha covering the attractions and services in the area of Checha, printing of 500 BG and 500 ENG copies, and production of 100 CDs; Production of project’s souvenirs will take place in Satovcha. Different souvenirs will be produced - 300 branded with the program logos cotton bags, bags, 300 branded with the program logos USB - 8 GB, 500 branded pencils.
The similar life style in partners, which is attractive for the sustainable tourism market segment, in particular the educational and research aspects of cultural tourism, is the core for the cross-border impact.


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Leading partner
Municipality of Lipkovo
North-east region
Municipality of Satovcha
Prosveta 1937 Community Cultural Center, Pletena