Baltic Heritage Routes project officially initiated
At the Office of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, University of Gdańsk Vice-Rector for Development Prof. Dr hab. Krzysztof Bielawski signed a project agreement concerning the implementation of the Baltic Heritage Routes project in the presence of, among others, Adam Hamryszczak, the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Development, and the Voivode Dariusz Drelich.
The project, whose full name is “Baltic Heritage Routes. Development of Heritage Tourism Infrastructure in the South Baltic Area”, will be implemented as part of the Interreg South Baltic programme. Its main objective is to create tourist products (trans-boundary tourist routes and dream tours) with great input from tourist communities, among other things by participating in exploration trips organised within the project. The trips will receive wide coverage in the media and the Internet in the form of video material and photographs. A photography competition for the most beautiful photos of the South Baltic Region will also be organised.
The project will be implemented over a period of three years, with a total budget of 1.87 million EUR. The leader of the consortium which will implement the project is the University of Gdańsk and project partners are the University of Greifswald (Germany), the three Lithuanian cities of Kretinga, Plunge and Telsiai, the town of Lębork, the National Foundation for Enterprise Culture, the local tourist organization "Ziemia Lęborska − Łeba", the Marshal Office of the Westpomeranian Region, the Northern Chamber of Commerce and Folkuniversitetet in Kristanstad, Sweden. Head of the Project is Dr hab. Przemysław Kulawczuk, prof. UG, from the Faculty of Economics.
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