Advanced Networking Through International Co-operation

Tourism Project

Title in original language: POKROČILÉ SIEŤOVANIE PROSTREDNÍCTVOM MEDZINÁRODNEJ SPOLUPRÁCE/Зменшення існуючих бар`єрів в сфері транскордонного спіробітництва

Country/ies: Norway, Slovakia, Ukraine
Status: Closed after Sept 2014
Category: Projects and initiatives for tourism development with only partial contents for sustainability
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 1 - Establish supportive conditions for sustainable tourism products and services, including development of a marketing scheme for the promotion of the Carpathians as a unique sustainable tourism destination objectives of the strategy
Duration of the project: 10/2015 – 04/2017
Objectives and results of the project:

The ANTIC project intended to establish a reliable, three-pillar information portal that presents and disseminates various information about the economic, social and cultural life of a cross-border partner in a systematic and sustainable way. The project's information portal can function as a user-friendly, interactive (multilingual) tool that provides newsletters, articles, e-media and video clips on past, present and future cross-border projects, offers of operators and service providers in tourism, events, stories and fairy tales. Additionally, the project offers radio and TV broadcasts, disseminated through the media in a partner country, as well as enable their download in a usable format via the portal. The project will also provide cultural and tourist information based on stories (photography, literature and art). Because stories are the most effective marketing tool for tourism (spreading from person to person), we expect the project to have a significant promotional effect for particularly family tourism. The portal also allows "reading" of QR codes deployed in selected destinations of 3 countries and will allow the "stories" of the visited places to be distributed in 5 languages ​​(SK, UA, HU, EN and NO). The project builds on previous cross-border projects (MEDIAVEL and the Carpathian Tourist Route) and can build lasting partnerships and a functional information network between the various actors who have not previously participated in cross-border cooperation projects. The project also focuses on local as well as cross-border cooperation and will test the proposed best solutions before it closes and will thus make a significant contribution to sustaining its results.

Implementing organization / institution:

Legend Foto, Slovakia

Jánošíkova 2
040 01 Košice

Project partners:

1. Legend Foto, Slovakia
2.Assossiation of students-economists of Transcarpathia (ASEZ), Ukraine
3. Svet menšín, Slovakia
4. A & A Borhaug
5. Transcarpathian regional state TV and radio company (channel Tysa-1), Ukraine

Total amount of the project: 626 286,00 EURO
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): SK08 Cross‐border Cooperation of Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009 ‐ 2014