Adriatic – Ionian Network of Authentic Villages
Duration of the project: 1.2.2020 – 31.7.2022
Partners: Association of Authentic Villages of Italy, Public institution for the development of the Međimurje Country REDEA, Region of Central Macedonia, Department for development and international projects of Zenica-Doboj canton, Association of Local Autonomy of Albania, Regional Agency for Socio-Economic Development Banat and Regional development Centre Koper
Objectives: The areas included in the ADRIONET project comprise small authentic villages that are often located in extremely beautiful locations, including river valleys, mountain areas, rural or fringe areas. In certain cases at risk of depopulation and abandonment, due to spatial development models characterized by intense urbanization and socio-economic polarization. These villages demonstrate development potential in terms of social, cultural and environmental importance, with rich history and identity, knowledge in gastronomy, which should be more included in the strategic plans.
ADRIONET project is divided into 5 work packages:
1. Project management
2. Implementation of the project - analysis of natural and cultural landscapes, preparation of
3. Implementation of pilot activities
4. Establishment of international networks of authentic places
Project leaflet about the project ADRIONET
Following the paths of myths and legends of Rodik
RRC Koper is responsible for the thematic section T2 – Implementation of pilot actions, but will participate in all other work packages. In the Obalno-kraška region, there will be two pilot actions, one in the hinterland of the Municipality of Koper, and the other in the area of the municipality of Hrpelje-Kozina. Based on the action plan and the established model of "authentic villages", the project partners will work together (trough transnational joint working group) to test the solutions aimed at triggering an overall improvement of the involved authentic villages.
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Project CEETO – Central Europe Eco-Tourism: tools for nature protection
Program: Interreg Central Europe
Duration of the project: 1st of June 2017 – 31st of May 2020
Region Emilia – Romagna – Protected Areas, Forestry and Mountains Development Department
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau
Soelktaeler Nature Park
NIMFEA – Environment and Nature Conservation Association
Authority for the Biosphere Reserve South east Ruegen
The Italian Federation of Parks and Reserves - Europarc Italy
Regional development centre Koper
Public institute Landscape Park Strunjan
WWF Adria – Association for nature protection and biodiversity conservation
Associate partners: Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and sea; Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection; Office of the state Government of Styria, Department for Environment and Spatial Planning, Subsection Nature Conservation; Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management; Tourist Authority Rugen Ltd.; Ministry for Agriculture, Environment and Consumer Protection Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The identification of appropriate, cost-effective and low-impact models to manage a sustainable tourism is still an open challenge in Central Europe: CEETO project therefore aims at implementing an innovative governance system for tourism based on a participatory planning approach (as described in the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas-ECST), able to improve the managing capacities of PAs managers and implement an actual sustainable use of nature and its assets. Moreover CEETO aims at identifying and testing innovative management and monitoring tools specifically focused on sustainable tourism activities in different contexts, well represented by the PAs involved in the pilot actions.
Project is divided on 3 main work packages:
T-Thematic work packages
- Diagnostic Phase
Work package T1 is organized in 2 parallel sessions: the first session carries out a diagnostic on most innovative and successful policies/tools currently in practice for tourism management inside natural PAs in EU and worldwide. In the second session, each PP implementing pilot actions in T2 carries out a site-specific analysis on the PAs involved in the pilots.
Main output of the T1 work package is Handbook of successful and innovative practices for a sustainable tourism inside Protected Areas
- Creating CEETO Guidelines
- CEETO network
RRC Koper is a lead partner of work package T3, but it will be involved in all project activities. Main goal of the work package T3 is creating CEETO guidelines. T3 aims at making a synthesis of the pilot actions results within T2, a tool designed to support policy makers at international/national and regional level in the process of shaping the tourism planning and management within and around PAs.