The beneficiaries of the project Development of Sustainable Cultural Tourism in the Black Sea Basin – CULTOUR-BSB (BSB117) are advancing five tourism routes to explore Georgia's history, tradition, culture and flavour.
The first two groups of volunteers in disaster management completed their local training sessions in Türkiye and Bulgaria. They are conducted in the frame of the project Cooperation for disaster prevention and environmental monitoring in BSB - Co-PREVENT (BSB802).
The approach to the designation of the country-level wine routes was both thematic and geographical.
Due to the different geographical and transportation networks of the eligible area in Greece and bearing in mind the aims of the project Promoting the Black Sea region as a wine tourism destination, 13 thematic wine routes were developed (including 60 wineries).
The beneficiaries of the project Development of Sustainable Cultural Tourism in the Black Sea Basin – CULTOUR-BSB (BSB117) are advancing 5 tourism routes in Bulgaria to discover the history, the architecture, the culture, the nature, the Black Sea shore.
The beneficiaries of the project Cross-Border Alliance for Climate-Smart and Green Agriculture in the Black Sea Basin – AGREEN (BSB1135) developed the AGREEN internet platform to connect the sustainable producers and promotion of the climate-smart agriculture in the Black Sea Basin area: https://agreen-platform.com/.
Through the project Business Excellence in Tourism – EXCELTOUR (BSB874), six partners from five countries aim to tackle the challenges from tourism industry by introducing & applying the concept of Business Excellence to tourism SMEs, by using the internationally recognized Excellence Model of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), which mainly aims to ensure sustainability of tourism.
The tourism sector in the project area (Armenia, Greece, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine) impacts employment and income, being one of the fastest-growing sectors and still has strong growth prospects. However, the microenterprises dominating the number of tourism businesses in the area demonstrated the need to improve their management performance.
The lead beneficiary of the project Joint Monitoring for Environmental Protection in BSB countries – BSB ECO MONITORING (BSB884) finalized the reconstruction and modernization of the Cross-border Centre for joint environmental monitoring.