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PRIORITY 1 - Increasing competitiveness of the border area

Improvement of cross-border region attractiveness through the introduction of ethno-cultural resources into the tourist activities (a trip to the ethnic fairytale)

Lead PartnerYanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Belarus)

Partnership The Gudevichi State Museum of Literature and Local Lore (Belarus)
State Institution of Education "Gymnasium No 1 of the name academic E. F. Karski" (Belarus)
Suwałki Chamber of Agriculture and Tourism (Poland)

Total budget1 270 306,72 €

Programme Contribution1 143 276,05 €

Duration28 months

Measure1.2. Tourism development

Project ref. numberIPBU.01.02.00-58-089/10

The project focuses on the issues in the Polish-Belarusian borderland linked to the problem of weak infrastructure of ethno-tourism, lack of qualifications and lack of information. These factors combined impede the tourism development of the border regions of Hrodna in Belarus and Suwałki in Poland.

As such, the currently existing shortages burst the initiative to create a set of measures to bring back the attractiveness and navigate the promotion of the regions. The activities are divided into marketing, educational and applied tourist activities, which envision, among others, the infrastructural re-organisation of an ethnographic museum in Hudzievičy, creation of 7 mobile ethnographic villages in Suwałki region, establishing of Ethno-cultural study sector at the university in Hrodna, educational trainings in Belarus and Poland as well as the publication of an encyclopedic handbook of ethno-cultural tourism resources.

Owners of agro-tourist estates, arts and crafts specialists, tour operators on both sides of the border will benefit from the results of the project in terms of the use of infrastructure, trainings and promotion activities.



Vitalyi Grigoryevich Kornelyuk; Kerget Viktoria
00375(29)525 63 62; 00375(29)585 35 53
zrumljowa@mail.ru, project@grsu.by, kergetvm@rambler.ru