NatAc

Nature access to all

P2 Sustainable use of common resources

2.1. Natural and cultural resources developed into sustainable tourist attractions

Central Baltic

01.05.2019 - 30.04.2021

€965 773

€762 932

Project Summary:

To enable tourists with physical, visual, hearing and cognitive impairment to take advantage of the nature-based tourism sites in Latvia, Estonia, and Finland, the specific focus should be put on accessibility.
 
NatAc project aims at facilitating access to nature tourism by developing a chain of accessible nature sites.
 
An Internet platform and a travel guide will be developed to streamline tourist information about the sites in the core Central Baltic area in Latvia, Estonia, and Finland.

Lead Partner

Kurzemes plānošanas reģions

Country: LV

www.kurzemesregions.lv

Partner budget: 300.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 240.930 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

MTÜ Lääne-Eesti Turism

Country: EE

www.westestonia.ee

Partner budget: 300.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 240.930 EUR ERDF

Keskkonnaamet

Country: EE

www.keskkonnaamet.ee

Partner budget: 126.968 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 101.968 EUR ERDF

Metsähallitus, Rannikon Luontopalvelut

Country: FI

http://www.metsa.fi

Partner budget: 238.805 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 179.104 EUR ERDF

Expected results

The Programme result indicator is justified with 2 Programme output indicators - no of targeted joint attractions and increase in expected no of visits. The project's main results are directly linked to the programme result indicator as the key project product is the development of the chain of accessible nature tourism sites (i.e. one targeted joint attraction) and as the result of the project during 5 years it is expected to reach the increased no of visitors in the region by 50000 visitors due to much more accessible nature tourism offer and promotion and inreasingly raising number of disabled persons and seniors in the CB region.
Some of the trail/objects are equipped with visitor counters, for others - a special methodology will be ensured to count the number of visitors and analyse the visitors' flow data. Thus the project expected result in terms of the number of visitors' increase shall be duly accounted for and reliable. The chain of accessible nature tourism sites involves not just the nature sites improved within the frame of the project, but shall gather reliable and tested data on all nature trails and objects existing in the core CB area in LV, EE and FIN. It will be mapped and listed in detail on the Internet platform and in the Travel Guide to be distributed to NGOs representing people with disabilities, seniors and young families, municipalities, visitor centres, tour operators and at international tourism fairs.