Geo-Carpathians – Creating a Polish-Ukrainian Tourist Route

Tourism Project

Title in original language: Geo-Karpaty – utworzenie polsko-ukraińskiego szlaku turystycznego

Country/ies: Poland, 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: 2012 - 2014
Objectives and results of the project:

Goal:
The project aims at increase of tourist potential utilisation in the Carpathian region and improvement of conditions for entrepreneurial development through creation of a new Polish-Ukrainian tourist product – geotourist route.

Results:
The route comprises of 28 geotourist objects chosen within the Polish-Ukrainian borderland (12 in Poland and 16 in Ukraine) constituting 700 kilometres of tourist paths. The project equally envisions creation of tourist information and training facilities, promotional publications concerning the route, training for travel guides, elaboration of geo-parks (PL, UA) and oil and gas industry open air museum (UA) , common database of geotourist objects in the borderland, etc.

Implementing organization / institution:

The State Higher Vocational School PWSZ in Krosno (Poland)

Project partners:

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine)

Total amount of the project: 326 988,90 EUR
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): Cross-border Cooperation Programme Poland - Belarus - Ukraine 2007-2013