Mutual protection of cultural and natural heritage of Nová Bystrica and Rajcza villages

Tourism Project

Title in original language: Spoločná ochrana kultúrneho a prírodného dedičstva obcí Nová Bystrica a Rajcza

Country/ies: Poland, Slovakia
Status: Actual projects
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: 11/2016 - 10/2018
Objectives and results of the project:

Partner area is located in protected landscape area with a rich potential and natural and cultural heritage. A mutual sign is development in the period of Valachian colonization, that influenced appearance of landscape and also the way of living. Potential of this heritage is not fully used, a lot of local inhabitants do not know about natural and cultural values of their own region or cross-border area, although the locality of cross-border partner is really close. This project wants to contribute to exploring this heritage, propagation of development and intensification of it’s exploitation. Between the communities is border tourist walking path, we want to make it more attractive, equip and improve tourism infrastructure. We also want to motivate tourists to using these trails by placing object of conservation of heritage at the end of the trails, e.g. painted historical path and model of Valachian village in Gmina Rajcza, etc. The number of tourists will be increased by creation of infrastructural background for free-time activities, realization of touristic pilot day on a trails and organizating events for public focused on Valachian culture in Nova Bystrica

Implementing organization / institution:

Municipality Nová Bystrica

Project partners:

Gmina Rajcza

Total amount of the project: 688.548,57
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): ERDF, Interreg Poland - Slovakia
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