National park as a center of increase of ecological consciousness of youth

Tourism Project

Title in original language: Національний парк як осередок підвищення екологічної свідомості молоді

Country/ies: Ukraine
Status: Closed after Sept 2014
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 3 - Establish a continuous process of awareness raising, capacity building, education and training on sustainable tourism development and management at all levels
Duration of the project: 05.2014-03.2015
Objectives and results of the project:

Objective of the project was to draw attention of the youth to the national park and park transformation to the center of eco education and sustainable development by the development of tourism and educational infrastructure.

For this objective in the framework of 4 volunteer camps tourism route «Zabutymy stezhkamy» (14 km) and eco-route «Murafsyka dacha» (3,7 km) were mapped, tent camp was created, eco-town for 30 persons arranged in nature style and presentation hall in visit center provided with needed furniture and equipment.
Besides three trainings for national parks employers of Kharkiav and Summy regions on strategic planning, project management, work with volunteers, use of social media were conducted, three webinars for National parks employees (on public relations and volunteer movement) were conducted, printed handouts developed.
The aim of all project activities is to make park more attractive for young tourists which will like to visit eco-education events.

Implementing organization / institution:

NGO "Communication without borders"
phone: +38 067 622 38 27
e-mail: cwb.ngo@gmail.com

Project partners:

Social movement "Nature Friend"
National Nature Park «Slobozhansykyy»

Total amount of the project: 200 000 hryvnas (7 142 Euro, ex.rate 28) plus other contribution in kind
Financing institution(s): Others
Name of program(s): Swiss agency for development and cooperation in Ukraine