As part of the INSiGHTS project, LAG “Central Istria” participated in a bilateral study visit to the Development centre of the Heart of Slovenia. The visit was held as an exchange of experiences with the aim of encouraging the development of sustainable tourism and with the mentorship of representatives of CEEweb for Biodiversity, responsible for directing thematic activities on the project. In order to connect the destinations, the event was attended by the director of the Tourist Board of Central Istria – Sanja Kantaruti and director of the Tourist Board of the Motovun Municipality – Iva Jeletić Prodan. During the two-day stay in Litija and Šmartno pri Litja municipalities, the participants were presented with the tourist offer of this region and discussed the possibilities of linking the two destinations through future projects.
Conclusions from this event will be presented and discussed at the next meeting that will gather all project partners and will be held in central Istria in mid-October.
As part of the project INSiGHTS – Integrated Slow, Green and Healthy Tourism Strategies financed from the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme, LAG “Central Istria”, as on of the project partners, has started the process of developing the integrated sustainable tourism strategy of the area of central Istria.
The strategy is being developed in cooperation with the Central Istria Tourist Board, Motovun Tourist Board and Žminj Tourist Board whose areas will it cover. This strategy will seek to emphasize the potential of area for the development of sustainable – slow, green and healthy tourism.
At the first workshop for development of the strategy, local stakeholders in tourism from the public, private and civil sector participated, who with their knowledge and experience can contribute to formulating the development vision and concrete activities for the overall development of central Istria as a tourist destination. The first workshop was held to familiarize the group with the basic objectives of the project and the foreseen tasks, harmonize the method of work and carry out the first activities in the SWOT analysis of the area. The group will meet regularly and, if necessary, will be supplemented with additional members.
Partners from Croatia, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia met at the 1st Multilateral Walkshop and 3rd internal thematic meeting within the INSiGHTS project – “Integrated Slow, Green and Healthy Tourism Strategies”. The meeting took place in Arandjelovac, Serbia on the 28th – 30th June 2017 and was hosted by Regional Economic Development Agency for Šumadija and Pomoravlje from Kragujevac, Serbia. (more…)
With the last project event held in Craiova, Romania from May 2-4, 2017, organized by the Development Agency of Southwestern Oltenia, the LAGs4EU project financed from the Europe for Citizens Program has officially come to the end of its implementation. Project partners through this project gained the opportunity to exchange experiences and examples of good practices of successfully implemented EU projects through events in Slovakia, Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Romania. In July 2015 LAG “Central Istria” organized an event in Pazin where the participants had the chance to participate in the TradInEtno festival, taste local specialties in the nearby agrotourism, and experience the authentic Istrian culture through traditional instruments, songs and dances. Additionally, the project partners were presented with the work and everyday activities of LAG “Central Istria” as well as some significant projects implemented in the area such as Pazin budget and ARCHEOS.
LAG “Central Istria” was the lead partner on this 150,000-euro worth project with 17 other partners from 8 European countries.
We are particularly pleased that the project results are already visible considering that thanks to this project partnerships on new projects have already been established.