FamilyPorts

Green and Family-friendly Archipelago Ports

P3 Well-connected region

3.2. Improved services of existing small ports to improve local and regional mobility and contribute to tourism development

Archipelago and Islands

01.07.2016 - 31.03.2019

€1 045 633

€784 224

Project Summary:

The project will make a joint architectural vision for small ports in Nagu, Dalsbruk, Lickershamn and Ronehamn, to address the need for high-quality, green, functional and accessible services. By making a joint plan and joint investments, the same high quality level of construction in participating ports can be guaranteed. The joint vision will be used by the individual ports in order to make the investments executable on the local level. The ports will invest into improved service buildings that are green, family-friendly and accessible to all visitors.

Joint marketing will inspire visitors to travel between regions and will show them that it is possible to get high quality services in several small ports in the archipelago, even off-season. The small ports will develop a network between each other that will be used for further joint development and marketing, and the ports will set a standard for other popular small ports to strive for.

The project can be a model for how other small Baltic Sea Region ports can upgrade their infrastructure and use joint marketing in the future.

Lead Partner

Pargas stad

Country: FI

www.pargas.fi

Partner budget: 379.020 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 284.265 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Kimitoöns kommun

Country: FI

www.kimitoon.fi

Partner budget: 234.301 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 175.725 EUR ERDF

Region Gotland

Country: SE

www.gotland.se

Partner budget: 214.312 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 160.734 EUR ERDF

Lickershamns Fiskareförening

Country: SE

http://www.lickershamn.com

Partner budget: 218.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 163.500 EUR ERDF

Expected results

The four small ports that participate in the project will invest into improved service facilities that are green and family-friendly, and accessible for all guests regardless of age and physical abilities.

Other joint investments that will be implemented in the project are solar panels or other similar environmentally friendly energy solutions for the service buildings, quick-chargers for electrical yacht motors, accessible walking paths, and modules for washing dishes that are connected to the public wastewater system.

The joint architectural plan will present an idea of how a family-friendly port can look like in the future - which functions are needed, what kind of investments are needed and so on.

The joint marketing will show the visitors that it is possible to get the same type of high quality services in several small ports in the Baltic Sea region, and inspire the visitors to travel between the ports.