Six pilot areas will be established in the three different countries: three in Poland, two in Sweden and one in Lithuania. Pilot areas will serve to develop tourist products and in this way increase the interest in the hardwood forests as an outstanding ecotourism destination.
The pilot area in Lithuania will hosted in the Žemaitija National Park. The national park was established in 1991 to preserve, manage and develop in a sustainable way those areas of Žemaitija in north-western Lithuania that are most valued for their natural and cultural heritage. The national park aims to guarantee proper use and regeneration of natural resources, to create conditions to cognitive tourism, scientific researches and observation of the state of surroundings.
Mixed forests alternate with spruce and western taiga, picturesque landscape, majestic lakes and wetlands rich in various species of organisms welcome you to this amazing area.
The pilot area will focus on developing birdwatching activities and creation of audio guides.
Three pilot areas will be established in the Pomorskie region. The region is located in the north of Poland and is characterised by the presence of three large cities, Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia and unique natural and historical values that enrich both the coast and the mainland. Thanks to the facility to reach the region millions of tourist visit these beautiful places every year.
The pilot areas in the Pomorskie region will focus on birdwatching and hunting activities.
The region of Blekinge is a small province in the south of Sweden rich in several important cultural places and with a great variety of nature. Blekinge is a coastal region with a landscape characterised by a mix of farmland and woodland with numerous lakes and rivers flowing through. The region of Blekinge is also known as the garden of Sweden.
The forest called Brunnsskogen in Ronneby and the 280 km long hiking trail in Blekinge will host the two pilot areas where two apps to facilitate the cross-border tourism will be developed.