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PRIORITY 3 - Networking and people-to-people cooperation

Planet of ideas - cross-border transfer of knowledge in the area of ​​attracting investments for development of border tourism

Lead PartnerGrodno District Unit of Social Organization “Tourism-Sport National Association” (Belarus)

Partnership Department of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism of Grodno Oblast (Belarus)
Volyn Regional Entrepreneurship Support Fund/ Lutsk (Ukraine)
Innovation and Development Promotion Centre/ Białystok (Poland)

Total budget262 921,43 €

Programme Contribution236 629,29 €

Duration18 months

Measure3.1. Regional and local cross-border cooperation capacity building

Project ref. numberIPBU.03.01.00-58-602/11-11

General aim of this trilateral project is to improve cooperation of Polish, Belarusian and Ukrainian institutions operating in the tourism market. The scope of the know-how the project shall generate includes preparation and conduction of joint cross-border projects. It is assumed that the number of jointly conducted cross-border projects in tourism by representatives of the target group will grow by 3% in comparison to 2011 in 3 years time after the project's completion.

Activities taken during the project focus on transfer of knowledge of how to prepare, implement, manage, settle and evaluate tourist projects. The target group includes non-governmental organizations, self-governments and other institutions operating in tourism. (e.g. higher education institutions, tourist information centres, etc.). A series of trainings will be organized in Belarus, Poland and Ukraine to prepare qualified staff to properly develop and manage tourist projects co-financed by EU funds.

Apart from trainings and study visits the partners also want to develop e-Partnership Internet platform and to publicize a book to extend the access to the cross-border tourist projects know-how.