WP1:Institutional level: Development of models for sustainable management of actively visited tourism destinations:


¤ Gathering  information and assessment of the current situation in the pilot and reference areas.

¤ Study of the Finnish experience and best practices in management of recreational areas of the selected type and roadside stopover sites.

¤ Development of optimal management models for the pilot areas.


WP2:Technical and investment level: Development and introduction of environmentally sustainable technological solutions for facilitation of specific recreation areas and tourist routes


 ¤ Assessment of existing Russian practices and potential for introduction of Finnish experience in technical facilitation of open-use sites along popular tourist routes.


¤ Preparation of Terms of Reference for demo projects.


¤ Implementation of pilot demo projects: Facilitating two campsites in long-stay recreation areas, Facilitating short-stay (a few minutes to a few hours) stopover sites and Choosing and preparing visibility sites for maximum visitor interest and local population commitment and co-operation


¤ Preparation of investment business-plans for follow-up of demo projects.


WP3: Knowledge building and visibility level: Training and marketing


 ¤ Preparation and publication of manuals and guidelines on management of open-use recreation areas.

 ¤ Organization and implementation of a training seminar in Petrozavodsk on dissemination of expertise in recreation area management


 ¤ Organization and implementation of a training seminar in a pilot area on dissemination of expertise in recreation area management

 ¤ Design and content-building of the project website.

 ¤ Preparation, publication and circulation of the guidebook on the tourist infrastructure along the “Blue Highway”.


 ¤ Preparation and manufacturing of information boards for the pilot sites.

 ¤ Working out the marketing plan


WP4: Horizontal level: Trans-boundary actions & meetings


 ¤ Development of platforms, processes and actions including active involvement of trans-boundary targets and actors. Effective use of electronic opportunities (platforms, dissemination, translation)

 ¤  Project events and meetings of a trans-boundary character





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Finland 2009 289.jpgFishing is a good example of ecotourism activities. Making pilot areas more comfortable, safe and environmentally friendly & known for these features are key aspects for the project (Photo: Jaana-Marja)
trash by Eevi Kohio.jpg A used packet spotted in the forest(Developing better disposal solutions is a necessary part of the project. (Photo: Eevi Kohio)
flames by Eevi Kohio.jpgEnergy efficiency will become one of the basic principles of the project when developing possible energy supply schemes for pilot areas (Photo: Eevi Kohio)