Ukrainian-Romanian Cross-Border Project        “Breaking the Borders:        Nature Discovery Trails      to the Eastern C...
Project AreaTarget Territory:Ivano-Frankivsk Region  of Ukraine and  Maramureș County in  RomaniaProject period:June 2012 ...
Project PartnersCenter for Social and BusinessInitiatives (leading partner)Carpathian National Nature Park(Ukraine)Maramur...
Objective    The overall project objective    is to develop and promote    transfrontier nature tourism    centered on the...
Project Beneficiaries    Representatives of nature protective institutions (over 300    persons)    Local businesses and...
Project ActivitiesGroup 1. Analysis and Strategic Planning:  Audit of the existing nature tourism products and services w...
Project Activities (cont.)Group 3. Promotion and Marketing:•Publication and distribution of the Eastern Carpathians Nature...
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The project “Breaking the Borders: Nature Discovery Trails to Eastern Carpathians” was launched in June, 2012 and will last for 20 months. The action is supported by the European Union within the Ukraine-Romania-Hungary-Slovakia Program.

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“Breaking the Borders: Nature Discovery Trails to Eastern Carpathians”

  1. 1. Ukrainian-Romanian Cross-Border Project “Breaking the Borders: Nature Discovery Trails to the Eastern Carpathians” Implementation period: 2012-2014
  2. 2. Project AreaTarget Territory:Ivano-Frankivsk Region of Ukraine and Maramureș County in RomaniaProject period:June 2012 – February 2014 (20 months)
  3. 3. Project PartnersCenter for Social and BusinessInitiatives (leading partner)Carpathian National Nature Park(Ukraine)Maramures Mountain Nature Park(Romania)Association “Ecologic” (Romania)Tourism Association ofIvano-Frankivsk Region (Ukraine)
  4. 4. Objective The overall project objective is to develop and promote transfrontier nature tourism centered on the protected area network of Nature Parks and ecological site network that extends across Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine and Maramures county of Romania
  5. 5. Project Beneficiaries Representatives of nature protective institutions (over 300 persons) Local businesses and entrepreneurs in the tourism area (over 3000) Local municipalities and state administrations (38) Officials of national and regional governments (over 400 people) Tourist support organizations (NGO, associations) (over 15) Local populations (about 500,000 people) Potential and existing visitors to the area (approximately 200,000 per year)
  6. 6. Project ActivitiesGroup 1. Analysis and Strategic Planning: Audit of the existing nature tourism products and services withing the target area Establishing and promotion of the tourism brand “Carpathian Nature” Devising a Strategy and Action Plan to promote trans-border nature tourism in the areaGroup 2. Infrastructure Upgrading and Development: About 90 km of new signed nature trail (for hiking, cycling and horseback riding) – 3 trails on each side of the border Construction of safety rails, boardwalks, steps, benches and ec- toilets Construction of 3 renovation of 4 mammal and bird-watching towers On-site information and enterpretation boards, signs and locality maps
  7. 7. Project Activities (cont.)Group 3. Promotion and Marketing:•Publication and distribution of the Eastern Carpathians NatureTourism Guidebook – 5,000 copies•Tourism and Activity Maps (paper and electronic versions) – 10,000copies•Nature tourism posters for tour operators and visitor centers – 100copes•Brand souvenirs items like pens, badges, tops, stickers, bags,postcards, calendars, folders – over 5,000 pieces•Familiarization visit for nature based tour operatorsGroup 4. Capacity Building: Development of project design documentation for three futureprojects Guidance materials on nature tourism development for NGOs andlocal municipalities International nature tourism conference
  8. 8. Thank you for your attention! Center for Social and Business Initiatives, Yaremche, Ukraine tel/fax: +38 03434 2-2746, cell phone: +38 067 493-7568, e-mail: ivan@csbi.org.ua Contact person: Ivan Zinoviev, Executive Director© Photograph in this presentation are courtesy of Andriy and Olga Maygutyak (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine) For updates on project progress please visit www.CSBI.org.ua

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