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EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD AND PARTNERSHIP INSTRUMENT
2007-2013 CROSS BORDER COOPERATION PROGRAMME

LATVIA-LITHUANIA-BELARUS

Stimulation of cross-border tourism in Lithuania and Belarus by improving the accessibility and attractiveness of cultural-historical heritage in Rokiškis and Postavy regions

Short title: LITHBEL-HERITOUR

PRIORITY 1: PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Measure 1.4: Preservation and promotion of cultural and historical heritage, promotion of cross border tourism

Beneficiary: Rokiškis District Municipality Administration (Rokiškis, Lithuania)
Partner: Postavy District Executive Committee (Postavy, Belarus)

PROBLEM: Low accessibility and attractiveness of common cultural heritage objects situated in historically interrelated regions of Rokiškis (Lithuania) and Postavy (Belarus), as well as insufficient use of their potential for tourism development has a negative impact on the sustainable development of the regions. Combination of Lithuanian and Belarusian regional competitive resources in adapting objects of historical heritage for tourism purposes could create a synergy of joint tourism products and promotion activities.

OBJECTIVES: The project activities aimed at intensifying intercultural dialogue and increasing the attractiveness of tourism objects in the cross-border region by development of closer cultural connections and creation of a competitive, heritage-based tourism cluster in Rokiškis and Postavy regions. As the central activity of the project, renovation of infrastructure of two manors was planned. 

RESULTS&OUTPUTS:

For the purposes of promotion of tourism and historical-cultural heritage, the Tiesenhausen alley, leading to the Tiesenhausen manor in Rokiskis and the Tiesenhausen palace-museum in Postavy were renovated. The Rokiskis Regional Museum, situated in the premises of the Tiesenhausen manor in Rokiskis, has purchased a collection of 13 showcases and produced the mini-model of the manor.
In Postavy, the design project “Exhibition of basements of central and northern wings of Tiesenhausen palace and museum exhibition of scientific taxidermic laboratory of Count Konstantin Tiesenhausen” was prepared and the palace was equipped with equipment, furniture and exhibits, following the design project.
Also, an ethnographical expedition, dedicated to the heritage of the Tiesenhausen family, was organised in Lithuania and Belarus. The results of the expedition were presented during the international conference in Rokiskis. At the end of the project the joint cross-border tourism route was created, presenting the objects of cultural-historical heritage in both regions.

Project number:LLB-1-003
Grant Contract number:1VL-1071
Total budget:652 829 €
EU contribution:587 480, 79€
Implementation period:22 months (10.2011-08.2013)
Contact:Jurgita Blaževičiūtė
Respublikos str. 94, LT-42136, Rokiškis, Lithuania
+37045871407+37045871407; verslas@post.rokiskis.lt; www.rokiskis.lt




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