EU funded projects in BiH

Lake to Lake Green Tourism- Lake2Lake

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Regional and territorial cooperation
EU Acquis chapters Other issues
Programme Funding Year 2008
Value €268,867
Periods of implementation 2012
Locations PROZOR

Results

The project established and equipped a Centre for sports and recreational tourism on the Rama Lake in Bosnia and Herzegovina (and an equivalent facility on the Peruca Lake in Croatia). The Rama Centre now includes a hangar which serves as a warehouse for rowing boats, to which an access road was constructed. To enable the Centre to organise sport and recreational activities, sports competitions and adequate equipment storage, in addition to the warehouse and access road, the project provided the equipment including 3 pontoons, 2 systems for track regatta marking, 2 catamarans for trainers, 2 catamarans for referees, while appropriate required insfrastructure was provided for the Peruca Lake in Croatia. Along with the infrastructure improvement, Prozor Rama established their Rowing Club in August 2012, which has largely benefitted from the cross-border know-how transfer with the Rowing Club Vrlika from Croatia. To increase the visibility and attractiveness of the area, 48 tourist signs were installed in Prozor Rama and an equivalent number in Vrlika. Joint promotional efforts included the design of a web page: www.cbclake2lake.com, and various promotional material. The promotional campaign of new and improved sports facilities and tourist offer had its peak in June 2013 at the final conference event and rowing regatta organised by the two Centres.

SUMMARY

Although rich in natural and cultural resources, wider area of municipalities of Vrlika (Croatia) and Prozor-Rama (BiH) are not yet recognized as attractive tourist destinations. Therefore, local authorities of the Municipality of Vrlika and Municipality of Prozor-Rama decided to put their efforts together to initiate projects for revitalization of its wider area with a focus on Peruča and Rama Lakes as important natural recourses for creation and improvement of their tourist offer. With education of local stakeholders, construction of tourist infrastructure, and strong promotional campaign, all necessary preconditions will be created for tourism development in this area, which will enable interested private entrepreneurs and rural households to link to tourist infrastructure and enrich tourist offer, and thus generate additional income. With a goal to improve the competitiveness of the joint cross-border tourism offer based on complementary natural and cultural attraction basis and to create a positive economic climate for the inclusion of the wider area in the tourist flux, this project focuses on creating a joint offer for sports and recreation tourism through the establishment and equipping of the Centre for sports and recreational tourism on two cross-border locations.

RESULTS

The project established and equipped a Centre for sports and recreational tourism on the Rama Lake in Bosnia and Herzegovina (and an equivalent facility on the Peruca Lake in Croatia). The Rama Centre now includes a hangar which serves as a warehouse for rowing boats, to which an access road was constructed. To enable the Centre to organise sport and recreational activities, sports competitions and adequate equipment storage, in addition to the warehouse and access road, the project provided the equipment including 3 pontoons, 2 systems for track regatta marking, 2 catamarans for trainers, 2 catamarans for referees, while appropriate required insfrastructure was provided for the Peruca Lake in Croatia. Along with the infrastructure improvement, Prozor Rama established their Rowing Club in August 2012, which has largely benefitted from the cross-border know-how transfer with the Rowing Club Vrlika from Croatia. To increase the visibility and attractiveness of the area, 48 tourist signs were installed in Prozor Rama and an equivalent number in Vrlika. Joint promotional efforts included the design of a web page: www.cbclake2lake.com, and various promotional material. The promotional campaign of new and improved sports facilities and tourist offer had its peak in June 2013 at the final conference event and rowing regatta organised by the two Centres.