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GEOTOUR - „Use of Unique Geological and Geomorphological Nature Values in the Development of Green Cognitive Tourism“ (No LLI-483)

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Project name

„Use of Unique Geological and Geomorphological Nature Values in the Development of Green Cognitive Tourism“

Project no.

LLI-483

Project acronym

GEOTOUR

Title of the fund

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Title of the program

Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020

Implementation time

01/01/2021 – 31/12/2022

Project partners

Lead partner:

Zemgale Planning Region (Latvia)

Project partners:

Aizkraukle Local Municipality (Latvia)

Vecumnieki Local Municipality (Latvia)

Directorate of Žagarė Regional Park (Lithuania)

Directorate of Biržai Regional Park (Lithuania)

Project goal

The project aims to create sustainable and cognitive tourism offer, increase the flow of visitors in regions and enhance the knowledge and awareness of the unique nature values around us.

Results

During the project it is planned to identify unique geological and geomorphological objects in the partner regions and elaborate new cross-border tourism route. Also, multifunctional cognitive velopark in Aizkraukle, informative stands and cognitive expositions near the geological and geomorphological objects in the Biržai Regional Park, museum of Skaistkalne and Aizkraukle will be established.

For the promotion of the new route visits for media and tourism professionals and three video- clips promoting regional geotourism will be produced, as well as a number of such public events, like trekking in Vecumnieki, Conference about geological objects in Žagare and seminar about karst processes in Biržai will be organised. Local professionals of the tourism sector and stakeholders will have a possibility to improve their skills in study visit to one of the countries – Austria, Czech Republic or Slovakia, and within trainings for guides and tourism sector.

Cross-border benefits

Organized environmental sites, improved infrastructure, and quality of services provided;

Promoted public awareness and an in-depth understanding of natural heritage values;

Increased attractiveness of border regions for local and foreign tourists;

Improved the knowledge and skills of tourism professionals.

Total project budget (EUR)

649 972,15

ERDF co-financing (EUR)

552 476,31

Total project budget for the Directorate of Biržai Regional Park (EUR)

87 105,00

ERDF co-financing (EUR)

74 039,25

The project is co-financed by Interreg V-A Latvia-Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020.

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