ALPS Carpathians

Tourism Project

Title in original language: ALPY Karpatom

Country/ies: Poland
Region(s): Podkarpackie
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: 2011-2016
Objectives and results of the project:

Alps Carpathians - a program to release the economic potential of the mountain areas of Podkarpacie practices through the transfer of Swiss best practices

OBJECTIVE 1 Increase knowledge of residents about the potential of the region in the context of the Swiss experience

4 INDICATORS developed analysis / strategies. Training for NGOs: 248 participants. Training for enterprises: 212 participants. 279 business plans developed. 1 study visit for 12 participants. Internships for representatives of 10 entities and 10 internships for representatives of non-governmental organizations.

OBJECTIVE 2 The mechanisms of financial support for the region covered by the project and to achieve financial growth potential and competence of non-governmental organizations and businesses

NGOs INDICATORS: 2 468 315.04 PLN - the value of the grant to NGO calls for 2, 124 grants awarded, 40 in 2013, 84 in 2014 supported 123 organizations Enterprises: 3 intakes, 170 grants awarded to operators, 64 in 2013 93 in 2014, 13 in 2016, 10 138 369.63 PLN- value of the grant awarded to companies, 113 jobs created

OBJECTIVE 3 The support of local products

INDICATORS 80 participating businesses, 162 certified products, 45 co-financed the project with traders providing branded products / services and directories devoted 4 000 branded products and services tourist

OBJECTIVE 4 Conducting an intensive promotional campaign in the region

Implementing organization / institution:

Carpathian Foundation-Poland
ul. Rynek 7, 38-500 Sanok
Tel .: + 48 668 301 017
E-mail: kordela.borczyk@fundacjakarpacka.org

Project partners:

Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Bieszczadzka Regional Development Agency SA, Podkarpacka Chamber of Commerce, Regional Chamber of Commerce in Sanok, Bieszczady European Forum

Total amount of the project: 2 468 315,04 PLN - the value of the grant to NGO calls, 10 138 369,63 PLN - value of the grant awarded to companies
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions, Others
Name of program(s): The Swiss program of cooperation with the new EU member states