EU funded projects in BiH

EU support to regional economic development in BIH - Call VI (The Crossroads to Stay under Lot 2 Cluster 2

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Competitiveness and innovation
EU Acquis chapters Enterprise and industrial policy
Programme Funding Year 2008
Value €297,277
Periods of implementation 2010
Locations SARAJEVO-CENTAR, HADŽIĆI, ILIDŽA, ILIJAŠ, SARAJEVO-NOVI GRAD, NOVO SARAJEVO, SARAJEVO-STARI GRAD, TRNOVO (FBiH), VOGOŠĆA

Results

The European Union has developed a brand “Sarajevo – a cultural crossroads” as a competitive tourism product in the niche of cultural tourism and increased its potential for contributing to the overall economic growth and promotion of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a unique tourist destination. With the European Union funding, specific Sarajevo cultural and heritage trails are created and promoted as unique tourist products. Also, we enhanced tourism services by strengthening museums’ human resource capacities and educating city guides. We ensured better information flow and promotion via provided interactive communication tools and the network of equipped info points in museums. With all that, we have contributed to stronger and more visible promotion of the country's cultural and natural potentials as well as to more tourists visiting Sarajevo museums and the country.

SUMMARY

Because of its unique and diverse natural and cultural beauty, Bosnia and Herzegovina has huge potential for tourism growth, particularly in niche sectors. As economic regeneration progresses, this potential is being realised, but the sector needs massive investment if both domestic and international tourist numbers are to be maximised. In that respect, this European Union project aimed at developing a cultural and heritage trail in Sarajevo that links and strengthens local tourism products and stimulates sustainable economic growth by improving facilities, tourism services, transfer of knowledge and information flow between the tourism workers and tourists but also the public in general and by better market positioning. Museums of Sarajevo represent vast potential not only in preserving historic, cultural and natural treasury of the country but also in connecting variety of cultures and values, promoting unitedness in diversity and enhancing potential for growth.

RESULTS

The European Union has developed a brand “Sarajevo – a cultural crossroads” as a competitive tourism product in the niche of cultural tourism and increased its potential for contributing to the overall economic growth and promotion of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a unique tourist destination. With the European Union funding, specific Sarajevo cultural and heritage trails are created and promoted as unique tourist products. Also, we enhanced tourism services by strengthening museums’ human resource capacities and educating city guides. We ensured better information flow and promotion via provided interactive communication tools and the network of equipped info points in museums. With all that, we have contributed to stronger and more visible promotion of the country's cultural and natural potentials as well as to more tourists visiting Sarajevo museums and the country.