Lead partner country:
PL BY UA



PRIORITY 3 - Networking and people-to-people cooperation

Communication without limits – creating a cross-border network of tourist information

Lead PartnerSuwałki Chamber of Agriculture and Tourism (Poland)


Partnership District Executive Committee of Grodno (Belarus)
Social organisation ”State Union of Tourism and Sport” (Belarus)



Total budget323 760,00 €


Programme Contribution291 384,00 €


Duration12 months



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


Project ref. numberIPBU.03.01.00-20-170/10



Tourism is still an underestimated sector of economy in both Poland and Belarus. Insufficient investment negatively affects the quality of services, promotion and the overall tourism potential of the border regions of Suwałki and Grodno.

As such, the aim of the project is to create a cross-border network of 13 Tourist Information Centres (TIC) in the Poland-Belarus borderland by modernizing 5 existing TICs and establishing 8 new ones – including water TI point on the Lake Wigry/ Czarna Hańcza river.

The project envisages sharing of experience and exchange of best practices among the people working in the tourism sector in Suwałki and Grodno.

A significant focus is placed on the representatives of the tourism sector as a target group, who will benefit from special trainings, workshops and study visits, creation of a tourism Internet communication module, etc. The outcome of the project will be, among others, the establishment of 5 cross-border partnerships functioning in specific fields of agrotourism, tourist information, marketing, active tourism, local authorities and local media.

Results:

1) creating of 13 Tourist Information Centres (TIC) in the Poland-Belarus borderland by modernizing 5 existing TICs and establishing 8 new ones – including water TI point on the Lake Wigry/ Czarna Hańcza river.
2) project established 5 cross-border partnerships which main goals will be fulfil by partners common or indiwidual activities, espescialy by:
- informing about touristic potential of polish-belarusian border region.

- diffusing common promotion materials about border region.

- creating common projects to enhance touristic potential of whole polish-belarusian border region.

3) Signing two cross-border cooperation argeements between Augustów and Slonim cities as well as Suwałki Chamber of Agriculture and Touristic Office in Nowogrodek. Also another agreements will be sign soon.


 

Contact


Elżbieta Niedziejko
87 566 58 72
prezes@suwalki-turystyka.info.pl