EaPTC Belarus – Ukraine Awarded Grant Projects

Cross-border Polissia - from strategy to welfare

Total duration 18 months
Location(s) of the actionPolissia (cross-border territory, Ukraine and Republic of Belarus)
EU financing
Name of the applicantThe Local Environment Fund "Reserves of the Brest region"
PartnersInstitution “Brest Transboundary Infocentre”
Contact personOleksandr Kovalsky

Contact details




+ 38 099 250 91 33


Summary of the action

Overall objective

Improvement of touristic and investment attractiveness of cross-border Polissia in Brest and Volyn regions

Specific objectives

  • Enhancement of quality and quantity of tourist services, tourist information, tourist safety and availability of the unique natural landscapes of Polissia
  • Creation of a positive tourist image of the cross-border Polissia territory through promotion of the international ecotourism brand name “Polissia”

Target group(s)


Main activities

  • Creation of Polissia Cross-border Ecotourism Association, Cross-border eco-touristic bicycle route, cross-border Polissia eco-touristic routes network
  • Elaboration of Strategy of ecological tourism development in cross-border Polissia
  • Creation of 1 and improvement of 2 Cross-border Tourist Information Centres
  • Development and marking of 8 eco-touristic routes
  • Organisation of 2 study-tours
  • Development of mobile-application for a bilingual audio tour guide, 3 video-clips for ecotourism popularization, 3 websites, development and dissemination of tourist brochures and maps;
  • Holding a conference, 2 mass-media campaigns, Cross-border bike ride, Cross-border eco-touristic festival and quest, joint participation in 2 tourism fairs.

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