Cross Border Programme - Croatia | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lake 2 Lake

Project title Lake to Lake Green Tourism – Lake 2 Lake
CRO beneficiary Town of Vrlika
Grant value 343.596,12 €
IPA contribution 289.651,53 € (84,30 %)
Partners Vrlika tourist board
BiH beneficiary Municipality Prozor-Rama
Grant value 358.564,93 €
IPA contribution 268.867,28 € (74,98 %)
Partners Sport and Fishing association Rama

Project objectives/

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The Lake2Lake project increased competiveness of cross-border tourist offer using complementary natural attractions of the target area. Peruča Lake in Croatia and Rama Lake in BiH are located at about 80 km of airline distance. Their natural geographic locations enable unobstructed rowing, canoeing and fishing for professional and recreational athletes. Lake2Lake project partners invested their efforts in setting-up of necessary infrastructure for sport and recreational activities on both lakes in order to create a baseline for further development of active tourism.

Main project results included establishment of the Rowing Centre Rama, provision of necessary equipment for sport and recreational activities on both lakes, installation of tourist and signpost signalization and regulation of access roads to lakes. Common marketing and promotional campaigns were finalized with successful organization of two ceremonial sport events identifying Rama and Peruča Lakes as excellent places for rowing regattas and preparation of rowers for world championships. Networking through tourism, sport and recreation created preconditions for long-term partnership and co-operation of stakeholders from both partner countries and the two lakes became main driver of future tourism development in the areas of Vrlika and Prozor – Rama.

Measure Measure 1.1 Development of joint tourist offers
Project start 23/02/2012
Project duration 12 months
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