PROJECT “FOSTERING CAPACITY FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN LATGALE-UTENA-VITEBSK CROSS BORDER REGION”: LAUNCHING AND 1ST STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
On the 17th of April the official opening of one of the largest projects, from financial as well as established partnership (11 partners) point of view, “Fostering Capacity for Tourism Development in Latgale-Utena-Vitebsk Cross Border Region” (LLB-1-098) took place in Daugavpils. The event combined the 1st Steering Committee and project working group meetings. The representative of the Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Lolita Čepurnaja (Information specialist of Branch Office in Latvia) also took part in it presenting information on most important aspects for successful project implementation to participants.
The information on the planned as well as so far successfully implemented project activities was presented during the event: participation in international tourism exhibitions “Balttour 2012” in Riga (Latvia), “Vivattur 2012” in Vilnius (Lithuania) and “Holidays without Borders. Summer 2012” in St. Petersburg (Russia), as well as publishing of the brochure “Your most beautiful Holidays in Latgale, Aukštaitija and Vitebsk region” in Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian languages, which contains information about popular tourist sites of 3 border regions, including joint LV-LT-BY tourism map with cities, destinations and other necessary information for tourists.
The Consul of the Republic of Latvia in Vitebsk Dagnija Lāce-Ate, the representatives of Utena, Zarasai, Anikščai, Polock, Braslav, Miory, Rossony, Verhnedvinsk municipalities, regional authorities of Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus as well as media representatives were among the participants of the event.