In the current programming period several projects regardless they have already been implemented or are being currently implemented in the Cooperation Programme INTERREG V-A Slovenia-Hungary – aim to foster the promotion and preservation of natural and cultural heritage in the programme area through the instrument of sustainable tourism. These projects have appropriate cross-border character and added value for their respective project areas, but their implementation was more or less isolated from each other. Coordination among them in order to use synergies is missing and there is no systematic communication about each other’s results, offers.
With the possibility of coordinated sustainment of project results and harmonized communication on different levels as well as with joint planning of further developments for the future in the area of sustainable tourism, the current application focuses on the establishment of a common cross-border coordination network which connects applications with the topic of sustainable tourism approved in the CP Interreg V-A SI-HU in the period of 2014-2020. At the beginning of the project all available knowledge, information, output and results will be researched and analysed with active involvement of the targeted projects. After that phase the project partners will identify common solutions to sustain, communicate and develop the projects of the current period. Among others we will create a policy recommendation concerning cross-border coordinated tourism development.
With the bilateral coordination network – a working group and its common internal platform – the project creates a comprehensive knowledge base and a strategic planning process based on synergies and joint capitalization, benefiting all relevant actors of the border region.