The year 2017 LAG “Central Istria” concluded with another workshop of the working group for the Development Strategy of Central Istria 2018-2025 within the INSiGHTS project from the Interreg Danube Transnational Cooperation Program. The workshop was focused on defining the vision of central Istria as a tourist destination and at the same time, the basic strategic frameworks that will be the basis for forming the final document are presented. The stakeholder group was working together to align the vision that will serve as a guideline for local tourism stakeholders and the citizens to maintain balance in attracting visitors based on quality tourist offerings and ensuring unmatched daily living. Accordingly, it has been agreed that Central Istria is a rural hinterland of one of the leading tourism regions on the Mediterranean. It offers its visitors calming and inspiration ambient in which they can recreate, explore authentic cultural heritage, imaginative events and enjoy outstanding local gastronomy. Small local entrepreneurs develop together this desirable space on the principles of innovation, sustainability and authenticity.
In the next period, a public presentation will be held in order to familiarize citizens with the basic guidelines for the development of the destination of central Istria and to give them opportunity to present their views on the proposed vision and strategic framework.