Programme: Interreg ADRION
Lifetime: 01/04/2020 – 30/09/2022
Key words: Natural and cultural heritage, protected areas, Natura 2000 Network, sustainable tourism.
Objective: PRONACUL supports the conservation and promotion of natural and cultural heritage in the Adriatic-Ionian area and supports the development of transnational strategies to jointly promote it as a sustainable tourism destination. 12 partners and 2 associated partners from Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Bosnia Herzegovina and Serbia participate in the project, which will contribute to improve the management of natural and cultural heritage through a participatory multi-step approach.
After an initial phase in which the partners will analyze the practices adopted in the local protected areas, these will be used as a basis for developing a common methodology for the management of natural and cultural heritage in the entire Adriatic-Ionian area. The methodology will contain guidelines for the development of new solutions to identify natural and cultural heritage as a potential tourism development resource or to improve existing tourist destinations. Local Action Plans will be developed to test and apply it in 15 pilot areas, from whose experience a Regional Route will subsequently be proposed. Interactive training courses will involve the project partners to acquire skills on how to apply the developed methodology and to be able to transfer them to local stakeholders during dedicated workshops. The local workshops will also be an opportunity for discussion with local stakeholders on the methodology developed to improve its applicability according to local peculiarities and the experience of sector stakeholders. The experience and knowledge acquired will be disseminated and promoted through a "Virtual Camera", which will act as an interactive space and a place for exchange and advice for tour operators, protected areas and regional promotion agencies interested in replicating experiences throughout the area. Adriatic-Ionian. Finally, the project will address politicians and institutions through the development of recommendations for the improvement of sector policies and sustainable strategic management of natural and cultural heritage.
PRONACUL aims to achieve the following results:
Social: under construction.