Affirmation of the natural and cultural values in the border region for better visibility and access

Project code:CB006.1.21.183
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:24
Project final contract amount:215312.40 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:06.06.2017
Project end date:06.06.2019
Project intervention field:094 Protection, development and promotion of public cultural and heritage assets
Project summary:

The project aims to establish sustainable cooperation between Municipality of Gevgelija and Bansko Economic Development Agency, based on the implementation of initiatives in the field of tourism related to better conservation and sustainable use of the rich natural and cultural heritage in the cross-border region. Activities contribute to enhancing economic cooperation, improving knowledge and experience in developing and implementing joint projects and raising public awareness of the benefits of cross-border initiatives. The project stimulates the convergence of all sections of the population and builds networks for business cooperation, exchange of experience and joint activities in the field of tourism, culture and ecology and provides development of year-round tourism in the cross-border region.

The construction of the tourist site "Dinkut" develops the tourism potential through the sustainable use of the natural heritage in the area of Gevgelija municipality on the basis of the implementation of cooperation initiatives in the sphere of tourism related to better preservation and sustainable utilization of the rich natural and cultural heritage in the cross-border region. The actions included interventions which contribute to the enhancement of the economic cooperation in the cross-border region, improvement of the knowledge and expertise for developing and implementing joint projects and raising the public awareness on the benefits of the cross-border initiatives. The project ensure development of all-yearly tourism in the cross-border region stimulates the cohesion of all population groups and build up networks for business cooperation, exchange of experience and joint activities in the field of tourism, culture and ecology.

The "Dinkut" tourist site is planned as a place for sports, recreation and entertainment and includes the following attractions: summer cinema; a place for sports and fitness, a children's playground with modern equipment; an artificial climbing wall; playground for football; playground with equipment from natural materials; climbing paths from natural materials for adults and more. The completed tourist site will offer local people and tourists a wide variety of sports, relaxation and entertainment facilities that will enhance the region's tourist potential and enhance the quality of life and socio-economic status of the local population.

The implementation of the project involves activities such as: study and analysis of the natural and cultural heritage in the cross-border region of Gevgelija - Bansko; creating a basic document for the development of mobile applications; developing a website, a mobile application for tourist information and providing information on Facebook in the field of conservation of the material and immaterial natural, historical and cultural heritage and resources in the cross-border region of Gevgelija - Bansko; the formation of cultural initiatives and new business opportunities.

The project creates conditions for the development of a regional communications network based on an innovative Android and iOS mobile application uploaded to Google Play and the App Store for free download.

Partners

Leading partner
Municipality of Gevgelija
South-East region
PP2
Economic Development Agency Bansko
Blagoevgrad