Improving the winter tourist offer in Sokobanja and Varshets municipalities - Winter Cross-Border Tour: Varshets-Sokobanja

Project code:CB007.2.12.034
Project call:CB007.2
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.2 Cross-Border Touristic Product:
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:15
Project final contract amount:197704.52 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:17.05.2019
Project end date:16.11.2020
Project intervention field:095 - Development and promotion of public cultural and heritage services
Project summary:

Main project objective is to promote cooperation among institutions and people by using the cultural and natural resources in a sustainable touristic way. Specific objectives: - Development a new common tourist product: Winter Cross-Border Tour: Varshets - Sokobanja; - Development modern, innovative, interactive platform for promoting and creating awareness the cross-border heritage from Varshets -Sokobanja.

Project activities are: organisation of the Launching Conference of the project; Cultural Tourism Winter Event in Varshets - Winter, Stars and Wine; Sport Tourism Winter Event in Sokobanja - Winter Sport Magic; development of new tourist infrastructure - ice-skating rink in Sokobanja; development of new tourist infrastructure in Varshets; development of a Programme for sustainable winter tourism development; catalogue - Winter tourism offer Sokobanja – Varshets; interactive platform Sound and Lighting, and organisation of the Final Conference of the project.
Expected results of the project are number of sustainable tourism strategies/action plans of common tourist destinations (developed 1 Catalogue - Winter tourism offer Sokobanja – Varshets, developed 1 cooperation Programme for sustainable winter tourism development); total number of newly established touristic products/services (1 Cultural Tourism Winter Event in Varshets, 1 Sport Tourism Winter Event in Sokobanja, 1 Skating rink with dimension 14x16m, 1 sledding toboggan, 10 wooden bazaar houses, multimedia system); tools developed and/or implemented for marketing and promotion of tourist products in the eligible border area (1 Interactive platform Sound and Lighting).

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Leading partner
Municipality of Varshets
Municipality of Sokobanja