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LLI-64 Joint Eco Sign for Lithuania’s-Latvia’s Restaurants and Hotels in Cultural Objects (JESLL)

Lithuania and Latvia have been very well known in Europe and outside it, for the countries’ historic paths and their cultural heritage objects, (especially, e.g., centuries-old-mansions), natural surroundings which have been altered very little in recent times, the countries’ resorts, and many other things which are very much valid for the concerned project.

For over 20 years both Baltic countries have been demonstrating a huge interest in tourism and recently – also in eco-tourism. The project idea was developed with the purpose to more widely communicate the countries’ long-reaching goals in tourism in general by exploring the available and developing some new initiatives to protect the cultural objects which have been currently used by hotels, restaurants and various other leisure initiators.

In the course of implementation of numerous project activities (meetings, seminars, discussions, a conference, communication/dissemination activities, etc.), an eco-sign will for hotels and restaurants placed in cultural heritage objects in Latvia and Lithuania will be developed. Some 20 hotels and restaurants (mostly operating in two capital cities – Riga and Vilnius) will be actively involved in the project from its launch. Later other interested institutions or organizations will be invited to share their views, suggestions, and to explore possible advantages when joining the “circle” of sustainability-oriented hotels and restaurants.

The project begins in April 2017, and will be finished in January 2019.
Two partner organizations have been the major implementers of the project: Latvian (PP), and Lithuanian (LP) associations of hotels and restaurants.

It is expected that the project in the long run will:
– Contribute to increasing the number of tourists and their visit duration to eco-sign hotels and restaurants;
– The newly introduced eco sign will raise the standards for restaurants and hotels in the cultural heritage area who will have to adapt “green technologies” and to comply with strict other environmental requirements;
– Promote the protection of heritage objects;
– Promote local culture and products;
– Will in different ways benefit the hotel and restaurant consumers, and
– Undoubtedly increase the countries’ competitive advantage.

During the project new and joint eco-sign will be created and implemented. This project is unique in worldwide, because of its focus on cultural heritage objects. New Eco-labeling system represents 11 aspects of sustainable business, 128 evaluation criteria, of which 42 are mandatory. There are 20 project partners involved, from the most beautiful, and state protected buildings in Latvia and Lithuania. All of them operate as accommodation or/and restaurant businesses.

Also  Cultural Heritage routes will be launched as inspirational guide for the  visitors to further explore the rich history and tradition of the region, covering most exciting Latvian and Lithuanian heritage places, providing unique hospitality services and attributed with special eco sign tree.

Mr. Jan Peter Bergkvist is a sustainability advisor to the implementers of the project.

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Phone: +370-686-51148
E-mail: info@lvra.lt
Website: https://www.lvra.lt/
Address: Vytenio St. 9, Vilnius, Lithuania

15 aprīlis 2018

LLI-064 Antrasis partnerių susitikimas

Įvyko antrasis projekto partnerių, kuriančių vieningą eko ženklą paveldiniuose pastatuose įsikūrusiems viešbučiams ir restoranams, susitikimas.  Projekto Nr.   LLI-064

2017 m. lapkričio 6-8 d. Rygoje  vyko antrasis projekto partnerių susitikimas, kuriame išgryninome kuriamos ženklinimo sistemos pagrindinius aspektus ir kriterijus.  Viešbučiams, restoranams, kurie vykdo atsakingą verslą ir siekia išsaugoti kultūros paveldo autentiškumą, o kartu ir patrauklumą lankytojams, tenka nemaži iššūkiai. Jiems tenka mokytojų ir švietėjų vaidmuo, jiems svarbu išsaugoti ne tik architektūrines vertybes, bet ir jas supančią aplinką, gamtą. Svarbiais kuriamos ženklinimo sistemos aspektais bus taupus energijos išteklių naudojimas, prieinamumas, bendravimas ir bendradarbiavimas su vietos bendruomenėmis, regioninių, autentiškų patiekalų ir gėrimų gaminimas, komunikacijos ir rinkodaros aspektai.

Šiame susitikime savo patirtimi dalijosi ekspertas iš Švedijos, p. Jan Peter Bergkvist .Aktyviose diskusijose dalyvavo projekto partneriai iš Latvijos “Jaunpils pils” ir “Kukšu Manor House”.  

 

Projektą Joint eco sign for Lithuania‘s and Latvia‘s restaurants and hotels in cultural objects pagal 2014-2020 m. INTERREG V-A Latvijos ir Lietuvos programą vykdo Lietuvos viešbučių ir restoranų asociacija ir Latvijos viešbučių ir restoranų asociacija.

Šį projektą finansuoja Europos Sąjunga.

2014–2020 m. Interreg V-A Latvijos ir Lietuvos bendradarbiavimo per sieną programa siekia prisidėti prie darnaus programos teritorijos vystymosi padėdama jai tapti patrauklia ir konkurencinga vieta gyventi, dirbti ir apsilankyti.

Šis straipsnis parengtas naudojant Europos Sąjungos finansinę paramą. Už šio straipsnio turinį atsako Lietuvos viešbučių ir restoranų asociacija. Jokiomis aplinkybėmis negali būti laikoma, kad jis atspindi Europos Sąjungos nuomonę.

Kontaktinis asmuo projekto įgyvendinimo klausimais:

Projekto vadovė Eglė Ližaitytė  info@lvra.lt, 8 686 51148

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During the project new and joint Eco-sign system for cultural objects has been created and implemented. This project is unique in worldwide, because of its focus on cultural heritage objects only. New Eco-labeling system represents 11 aspects of sustainable business, 128 evaluation criteria, of which 42 are mandatory. There are 20 project partners involved, from the most beautiful, and state protected buildings in Latvia and Lithuania. All of them operate as accommodation or/and restaurant businesses.

The system consists of 126 criteria divided in 11 Aspects of sustainability. 42 of the criteria are mandatory and hence a pre-requisite for being able to participate. All mandatory criteria must be met to achieve the certificate.

Businesses must meet two additional supplementary criteria each year. Year two the business performs a new assessment and in addition at least one supplementary criteria per aspect is to be met. Year three the business performs a new assessment and now in two more supplementary criteria per aspect are to be met.

The system is built on self-auditing with a demand to openly display the result.

Once a business meets all mandatory criteria (year one)  and after the check on site it can freely use the logotype.

To become eco sign attributed property, hospitality business, located in heritage objects,  fills the application  form  and  signs a contract with a basic commitment.

Also  Cultural Heritage routes has been launched as inspirational guide for the  visitors to further explore the rich history and tradition of the region, covering most exciting Latvian and Lithuanian heritage places, providing unique hospitality services and attributed with special eco sign tree. To find hints to Baltic cultural heritage trails  here and detailed description of cultural heritage trails

To get aware of sustainability principles read educational presentation

To read project broschure to make You an exciting heritage journey towards the sustainable future here

More information – Eglė Ližaitytė  info@lvra.lt, 8 686 51148

Project „Joint eco sign for Lithuania‘s and Latvia‘s restaurants and hotels in cultural objects“, Nr. LLI-064 (JESLL).  The project is carried out according to the Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Programme 2014-2020 to contribute to the sustainable and cohesive socio-economic development of the Programme regions by helping to make them competitive and attractive for living, working and visiting. The amount of project ERDF support is EUR 43437.27. The total budget is EUR 51102.67. Leading partner- Lithuanian Hotel and Restaurant Association, Project Partner – Latvian Hotel and Restaurant Association.

This press release has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The content of this press release is the sole responsibility of Lithuanian Hotel and Restaurant Association and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

Programme website: www.latlit.eu

Official EU website: www.europa.eu

 

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