Bringing neighbours closer
Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!About the programme
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Project Duration: 01.06.2020 - 31.05.2022
Project ERDF Financing: € 682 169.36
Project call: 3rd call
Project will develop cognitive tourism in Zemgale and Utena regions by using “The Struve geodetic arc” points – a unique technological structure of XIX century that helped to determine the exact size and shape of the world and is being inscribed on the UNESCO World heritage list. There are 16 Struve geodetic arc points in Latvia of which two are on the UNESCO World heritage list, 18 Struve station points are in Lithuania three of which are nominated as UNESCO heritage. This is the potential not yet used for tourism, neither in the regions nor in Sala, Jēkabpils and Anykščiai municipalities.
The Struve geodetic arc points are not easy to access, there are no modern exhibitions telling the story in an attractive way. Very few people even in local municipalities can tell what the Struve geodetic arc is. Thus the project aims at improving tourism infrastructure of the Struve geodetic arc points in Latvia and Lithuania, to make the cultural heritage accessible and attractive to be included into the cross border and international tourism routes. The history of the scientific achievements will be told in a modern and interactive way. Newly developed route will be widely promoted nationally and internationally with specific focus on Estonia and Finland in order to attract more visitors to the reconstructed sites and to promote the Struve Geodetic Arc as a unique technological structure of the UNESCO World heritage list stretching through 10 countries.
Infrastructure of three Struve geodetic arc points (Jēkabpils, Daborkalns, Storiai) will be improved, exhibition will be developed as well as promotional movie. Measures will be taken to find partners in Estonia and Finland to link all Struve Geodetic Arc points in a common tourism site and to popularize other points. Leaflets for a tourism campaign and commemorative souvenirs will be made, advertising campaign launched to attract visitors to the sites. Tourism campaign “Explore the Struve Geodetic arc sites” will be launched in May 2021 for half a year. Visitors will be invited to travel to the Struve sites in 4 countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Estonia) to collect the site specific stamps and get special Struve souvenirs. In the Struve sites of Latvia and Lithuania the visitors will be welcomed by project trained tourism professionals. Sustainable tourism and marketing training will help tourism professionals of the involved municipalities to continue promotion of the route and to involve other countries with Struve points in the future.
Project will present achievements and discoveries of science in accessible, interesting, understandable, attractive and modern way.
Last updated: 30.09.2020 10:41