P2 Sustainable use of common resources
2.1. Natural and cultural resources developed into sustainable tourist attractions
Archipelago and Islands
01.09.2016 - 28.02.2019
€1 534 661
€1 150 996
The Archipelagos of Stockholm, Åland and Turku are well-known as natural tourist attractions. However, accessibility is still weak and the themes of cultural heritage, insular way of life and digital technology have not been highlighted enough, when planning experiences for visitors during pre-, on-site and post-visit phases. The project develops digital outputs for marketing and enrichment of visits, accessibility solutions, especially environmentally and culturally sustainable solutions, cross-border archipelago heritage tour suggestions, improved service chains and multidisciplinary development methods.
The overall objective is to develop existing, though almost untapped historical resources of the Gålö seal farm, the Bomarsund fortress, the southern cape of Örö and Korpoström into appealing and sustainable tourist destinations by increasing awareness and perceived value of these experiences.
In the end, the four pilot sites will form a themed tourism destination which will highlight the Baltic Sea defence history. Improved accessibility and experience value will increase the number of visits, the length of stay and tourism expenditure. This will revitalise business opportunities. Jointly developed solutions are also transferred to other insular destinations.
September 2018_The electronic brochures presenting 11 defence heritage destinations in English, Swedish and Finnish as pdfs you can find here.
Turun ammattikorkeakoulu Oy
Partner budget: 297.608 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 223.206 EUR ERDF
Metsähallitus / Rannikon luontopalvelut
Partner budget: 459.000 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 344.250 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 242.247 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 181.685 EUR ERDF
Skärgårdsstiftelsen i Stockholms län
Partner budget: 414.643 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 310.982 EUR ERDF
Åbolands Skärgårdsstiftelse rs
Partner budget: 121.163 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 90.872 EUR ERDF