Bringing neighbours closer
Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!About the programme
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Project Duration: 01.08.2020 - 31.07.2022
Project ERDF Financing: € 713 135.10
Project call: 3rd call
The project is dedicated to promote sustainable cultural tourism and increase tourism potential in historical Zemgale land (the cross-border region of Latvia and Lithuania) by offering an unique opportunity to explore thematic cultural route “Following Traces of Livonian Crusades to Western Semigallia”. Linked by a niche topic project partners – Žagarė Regional Park (LT), Tērvete municipality (LV), Dobele district municipality (LV), Joniškis history and culture museum (LT), and NGO Nature Heritage Fund (LT) – shall promote a journey through time and space to introduce to less familiar theme of crusades, reflect its traces in local culture with links to broader European context. For the entire route, stretching from Dobele (LV) to Joniškis (LT) for 70 km, tourism products such as publication describing the traces of Livonian Crusades in the region, travel route description, promotional materials shall be developed. Also, indoor exposition in Dobele history museum, ruins of Tērvete castle, recreational space by Žvelgaitis hillfort will be upgraded, authentic costumes of semigallians and crusaders shall be presented, cognitive games and activities for young visitors organized. Seminars for local tourism service providers, businessmen, teachers and local people will be organized to encourage responsible tourism and ensure sustainable balance among local economy, land-use, environment and other areas. Local history, culture, tourism, education, media and other professionals will get an opportunity to explore topic of crusaders through study visits to Cēsis castle in Latvia and archaeological research center in Schleswig, Germany. The project is designed to promote cultural cross-border cooperation between places which illustrate the rich diversity of shared culture and heritage of cross-border Zemgale land. Project will promote cross-border dialogue and better knowledge and understanding of shared cultural identity, preserving and enhancing natural and cultural heritage.
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