European Union to support green tourism in Cahul-Reni-Galați Danube region
11:25 | 20.04.2023 Category: Regional
Chisinau, April 20 /MOLDPRES/- A cluster to promote and develop green tourism in Cahul-Reni-Galați Danube region will be set up within a cross-border project. The first meeting to establish the cluster was held in Cahul.
The creation of the cluster aims to strengthen the capacities of tourism service providers, local and regional authorities in Cahul (Moldova), Reni (Ukraine), Galati (Romania), as well as the development of cross-border and green tourism, by promoting cooperation and the exchange of good practices. The cluster will promote the tourism potential of the region, including green tourism; will organize events to promote tourism service providers that are part of the cluster; will develop promotional materials and develop additional tourist routes in the Danube region of the Black Sea basin.
At the same time, the cluster will contribute to promoting cooperation with tourism structures from other regions and countries, to attracting European funds for the development of cross-border tourism, to increasing the exchange of information and best practices between its members, to the geographical expansion of the cluster by attracting new members, to the organization of trainings to improve the skills of tourism service providers, as well as to the development of regional policies regarding the development of cross-border and green tourism.
"Two festivals will also be organized in May - June 2023 and podcasts on green tourism in the region will be produced. A study on good neighborliness along the Danube sector was set up, and the project website was also created. A film will be made about the potential of green tourism in the Danube sector of the Black Sea basin", according to the project.
The cross-border project "Development and promotion of green tourism in the Danube sector of the Black Sea basin (Cahul district, Republic of Moldova; Reni territorial community, Ukraine and Galați county, Romania)", BSB-817 is implemented by IDIS Viitorul, in partnership with the Cahul District Council, the Executive Committee of the Reni Council and "Dunărea de Jos" University of Galati (Romania). The project is part of the Joint Operational Program "Black Sea Basin 2014-2020" and is co-financed by the European Union through the European Neighborhood Instrument and by the participating countries: Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.
Photo: IDIS Viitorul