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Greenways - transforming local resources into tourism products

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Title of the proposed project Greenways - transforming local resources into tourism products
Brief summary of the project idea This cooperation proposal aims to bring together LAGs with similar objectives that can learn from each other and inspire each other through their initiatives in rural tourism. Focus will be on study visits and workshops, trainings including experts from different kind of related fields, promotion and joint publication or maybe developing common tourism product.
Topics/ keywords of the project greenway, eco tourism, experience based tourism
Initial position / background / local context of the proposed project / the starting situation or local context in which the projects is going to operate

Our territory has an important potential for ecotourism, short term holidays and sport tourism. There are reservations, Natura 2000, HNV fields and castles, monuments, traditional cuisine, local product that could be capitalised through greenways, bicycle routes and events. The fact that our territory is near one of the biggest and most prosperous cities of Romania (Cluj-Napoca), represents a huge opportunity for us that must be exploited.
The need for local, authentic products and values has increased lately, people from the city need a different kind of tourism offer that includes traditional farming, local products, unique activities and experiences. Our LAG finances several projects that include territorial branding, bicycle routes, eco touristic routes, crafts, etc.

Proposed objectives / target group and activities

- encourage the involvement of local enterprises, NGOs and local authorities in the development and promotion of the greenway product
- increase the flow of tourists (domestic and international) who visit the area
- learn about marketable tourism products in rural areas
- exchange experience in good practices
- encourage the development of small businesses related to bike routes and eco-tourism
- joint publication
- workshops for stakeholders
- etc.

Country and /or kind of partner you are looking for (ALL EU in case the interest is on any EU country) ALL EU
Languages spoken by the LAG staff romanian, english, hungarian
Member State Romania
Region North-Vest
LAG Name LAG Somes Transilvan
Contact name Incze Laura
Email lauraincze@gmail.com
Tel. 0040729038274
LAG Address

Bontida, Cluj County, Romania

   

Venue

This conference was held from 26-28 September at the Évora Hotel, located in the historic city of Évora.