Snina – Khust – Together Towards the Development of Tourism in the Carpathian Biosphere Area

Tourism Project

Country/ies: Slovakia, Ukraine
Status: Closed after Sept 2014
Category: Projects and initiatives for tourism development with only partial contents for sustainability
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: 08/01/2012 - 04/30/2014
Objectives and results of the project:

Overall objective: Development of tourist infrastructure for the purposes of developing tourism in the Carpathian Biosphere Area.

Main activities:
Management - Working group (WG) meetings
Investment: SK - reconstruction of the recreation cottage Hana to a congress centre. UA – reconstruction of a central park.

Joint actions:
- Initial conference in Khust.
- organize an international folk festival, where also artists from Slovakia will perform
- Final conference on the project
- Promotion of the project through information/memory boards, one transmission in UA local television, 5 articles in the regional press.
- One-sided booklets about the project and a Bilateral brochure about flowers about the regions in question and their protected territories.

Achievements:
- Created partnerships and possibilities of further cooperation between the regions
- Published and distributed promotion materials on the project, regions, festival and participants
- Reconstructed congress center with access communication and an arbor
- Built playground for outdoor games
- Reconstructed fountain
- Purchased composting toilets
- Organized international folklore festival
- Organized initial and final conference

Implementing organization / institution:

City of Snina, Slovakia
Address: Slovakia - 069 01 Snina, Strojárska street 2060/95.

Project partners:

Executive Committee of Khust Town Counci, Ukraine
Address: Ukraine - 90400 Khust, Khusta street 27.

Total amount of the project: 545 544,41 €
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENPI Cross-border Cooperation Programme