Harmonized development of bilateral, sustainable tourism strategy and joint touristic programs of Zakarpatska and BÜKK-Miskolc micro-regions with a special focus on preservation of cultural and social heritage and environmental diversity

Tourism Project

Country/ies: Hungary, 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: 02/22/2011 - 07/21/2013
Objectives and results of the project:

Objectives of the Action:
1. To intensify and deepen the bilateral tourism cooperation between Zakarpatska an Bükk-Miskolc micro-regions while improving the regions’ sustainability performance.
2. Elaboration and implementation of bilateral sustainable tourism strategy and action planning in the named micro-regions.
3. Improvement of tourism infrastructure of Northern Hungary and Zakarpatska.
4. Development of local economies through tourism.
5. Integration of inhabitants including peripheral social groups in specific economic and social activities.
6. Preservation of cultural and historical heritage of the micro-regions.
7. Preservation of the environmental diversity of the named micro-regions.
8. Improve the general knowledge of citizens on the European integration in both micro-regions.
9. Improvement of cross-border cooperation between the two regions in question.

Estimated results:
1. Harmonized, bilateral joint sustainable tourism strategy for.(As a supporting document for the implementation of touristic actions.)
2. More sustainable tourism in the named micro regions.
3. Better tourist infrastructure of the regions.
4. New, standardised, jointly developed and more sustainable tourism products and services.
5. More competitive local economies due to a more developed tourism service sector. (Due to competitive products and trainings.)
6. Better environmental performance of the settlements and the micro-regions.
7. Improved access to information about the micro-regions and settlements. (Due to the application of multilingual multimedia tools.)
8. More diversified social and cultural life of the micro-regions.
9. Improved multi-level cross-border partnerships between Hungary and Ukraine.

Implementing organization / institution:

Bükk-Mak Leader Nonprofit Corporation, Hungary
Address: Hungary - 3554, Bükkaranyos, Nagy-ferenczi Tanya
Tel: +36 46 576 280
Fax: +36 46 576 281
E-mail: leaderbukkmak@nagyfkft.t-online.hu; hacs@bukkleader.hu
Web: http://bukkleader.hu/

Project partners:

Transcarpathian Development Society, Ukraine
Address: Ukraine - 90202, Beregovo, Újvásár square 52.
Email: fejlesztesitarsasag@citromail.hu

Bene Self Government, Ukraine
Address: Ukraine - 90261, Bene, Rákóczi Street 65.
Email: benehaz@freemail.hu

Sajókápolna Self Government, Hungary
Address: Hungary - 3773 Sajókápolna, Szabadság square 25.
Email: korjegy.sajokapolna@parisat.hu

Total amount of the project: 457 999,96 €
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENPI Cross-border Cooperation Programme