GEO-Carpathians – Creating POLISH-UKRAINIAN TOURIST ROUTE

Tourism Project

Title in original language: Гео-Карпати – створення польсько-українського туристичного шляху/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 2 - Develop innovative tourism management, fully integrating the needs of local people and economies and other supporting sectors, and respecting he preservation of natural and cultural heritage
Duration of the project: 06.05.2013–10.06.2015
Objectives and results of the project:

Main objective was to create a tourist route which follows magnificent geological objects from the Carpathian Mountains of Poland and Ukraine borderland.
The project allowed to create an innovative tourist product based on the principles of sustainable tourism and preservation of the natural heritage of the region. Despite of the political and administrative barriers it allowed to share ecological clean area which are not altered by man. The project created new conditions of initiative’s development in undeveloped regions based on resources available locally. The project also allowed integration of local communities on both sides of the border. It satisfies the need for the integration of academic communities in Poland and Ukraine. Moreover, it contributed to the development of scientific disciplines such as geology and tourism. It gave an opportunity to the people engaged in tourism leadership to develop their skills and improve knowledge. The project also provided opportunities to the existing and newly established companies managing the tourism to promote themselves for free.

Implementing organization / institution:

State Higher Vocational School in Krosno PWSZ (Poland)
Address
38-400 Krosno
1 Rynek Str., room 9
Phone: +48 13 43 755 16
Mail: j.wnuk@pwsz.krosno.pl

Project partners:

National University of Lviv (Ukraine)

Total amount of the project: 326 988,90
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions, Others
Name of program(s): ENI CBC PROGRAMME POLAND - BELARUS - UKRAINE 2007-2013