Breaking The Borders: Nature Discovery Trails To Eastern Carpathians

Tourism Project

Country/ies: Romania, Ukraine
Status: Closed after Sept 2014
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
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: 06/06/2012 - 01/31/2014
Objectives and results of the project:

The project aims at developing a system of tourism circuits that provide rich experiences of the Carpathian nature by utilizing the existing and developing new infrastructures and education / visitor facilities, and by integrating tourism circuits into the livelihood activities of local people enabling the flow of benefits from tourism activities to the local communities.

Achievements:
1) The Transfrontier nature tourism circuits and strategy has been developed and are being implemented through joint planning and participation of major stakeholders providing a model of best practice and impetus for NATURA 2000 expanding to Ukraine's territory;
2) New infrastructures and facilities are designed to upgrade the quality and diversity of nature based holiday products in Eastern Carpathians, offering a variety of safety, locality identification and education experience;
3)The "Carpathian Nature" tourism product are introduced and promoted to a national/international clientele;
4) The capacity for future development and cooperation has been built to all partner organizations, target groups, beneficiaries and stakeholders through the accumulation the necessary knowledge, best practices in order to improve the quality of nature destination management, infrastructure and innovative approaches to sustainability and environment protection in a wide sense (social, economic, and natural environment).

Implementing organization / institution:

City youth public organization “Center of social and business initiatives”
Address: Ukraine - 78500, Ivano-Frankivsk, Yaremche ,Svobody Street 264.

Project partners:

Carpathian National Nature Park, Ukraine
Address: Ukraine - 78500 Yaremche, V.Stus Street 6.
Tel: +380 3434 22731
Email: cnnp@meta.ua
Web: http://cnnp.if.ua/en/

NFA Romsilva – Administration of Maramures Mountains Nature Park, Romania
Address: Romania - 435700 Viseu de Sus, 22 Decembrie Street 20.
Tel: +40 722 202672
Email: georgetaseghedin@gmail.com
Web: www.rosilva.ro

EcoLogic Association, Romania
Address: Romania - 430232 Baia Mare, Unirii Street 28.
Tel/fax: +40 362 412197
Mobile: +40 745 332022
Web: www.ecologic.org.ro
E-mail: ecologic@email.ro

Tourist Association of Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine
Address: Ukraine - 76018 Ivano-Frankivsk, Dnistrovska Street 26.

Total amount of the project: 395 549,00 €
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENPI Cross-border Cooperation Programme